Advocacy

We Advocate for Safer Technology

Physicians for Safe Technology supports efforts to advance safer development and use of digital and wireless technologies. We support safer and more cyber secure alternatives that are wired both in our streets and in our homes, businesses and schools. We also support adequate safety testing prior to the introduction of new technologies and robust monitoring after placement of cell towers.  PST strongly advocates for local control of cell tower placement with careful consideration of non-thermal human health and environmental health effects. We are especially concerned about protecting children from the physical and mental health effects as well as privacy breaches from digital and wireless technologies. PST also strongly urges meaningful health and environmental surveys before placing cell towers, wireless infrastructure in buildings or generally increasing wireless radiofrequency radiation in the environment. Surveys should be part of the decision making process.

Updated 1/9/22

Scroll down for Other Expert letters advocating for safety in the 5G rollout, cell towers, cell phones and cancer,  and wireless radiation in schools

Letters From Physicians for Safe Technology

7/2/2021 CA Telecom Bill-Letter to California Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee Opposing SB 556 (Dodd)-A Cell Tower on Every Pole

Letter to  California Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee Opposing SB 556 (Dodd) Street light poles, traffic signal poles: small wireless facilities attachments. (2021-2022) Letter PST Oppose SB 556 July 2, 2021 ACC PDF

6/2/2021  CA Telecom Bill-Letter to California Assembly Opposing SB 556 (Dodd)-A Cell Tower on Every Pole

Letter to  California Assembly Opposing SB 556 (Dodd) Street light poles, traffic signal poles: small wireless facilities attachments. (2021-2022) Letter PST Oppose SB 556  PDF

5/17/2021. CA Telecom Bill- Letter Opposing AB 537(Quirk) Wireless telecommunications and broadband facilities

Letter to California State Assembly Appropriations Committee opposing AB 537 Communications: wireless telecommunications and broadband facilities. (2020-2021) PST Letter in Opposition to AB537 PDF

2/13/2021-Oregon Health Authority-OHA Wireless Technology Health Risks Report 2020 (SB 283)

Letter to Oregon Health Authority (OHA)  regarding the OHA Report which dismisses harm from wireless radiation in schools.  PST Letter to Oregon Health Authority in Response to Report 2:13:21 PDF

2019-2020  to FDA- FDA Science Literature Review of RFR Correspondence

2019 FDA/Scientists/U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo and Senator Jeff Merkley. Thanks to EHTrust for these letters 

FDA Jeffrey Shuren and Edward Margerrison Letter to Representative Anna Eshoo and Senator Jeff Merkley summarizing how they determined FCC limits were adequate and 5G health effects were not a concern, September 9, 2019

FDA Letter to Physicians for Safe Technology Dr. Cindy Russell and Dr. Beatrice Golomb stating that the NTP study supports the FDA determination that current safety limits for RFR are adequate and also in regards to electromagnetic sensitivity, the FDA does not believe electromagnetic fields are the cause of symptoms, May 23, 2019

Scientists Respond to the FDA’s September 9, 2019 Letter to Representative Eshoo 

FDA Response to Scientists 

  1. One sentence letter by FDA’s Dr. Shuren to Theodora Scarato March 24, 2020 

February 27, 2020 Letters Sent to the FDA by Scientists Calling For a Retraction of the Literature Review

10/1/2019  Congress- Wireless Safety Standards Reevaluation

Letter to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, in response to FDA Letter from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Concerning Dismissal of Research Showing Harm from RF Radiation

PST Letter to Rep Eshoo in response to FDA Shuren letter on RF Safety Standard Reevaluation Oct 1, 2019 corrected

5/17/19- 5G Moratorium

Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom regarding 5G Moratorium,  May 17, 2019

PST Letter 5G Moratorium Governor Gavin Newsom 5-17-19 PDF

2/3/19- Congress- Endorsement of HR530

Letter to Congress Members Asking Them to Support Eshoo/Speier  HR530 Revoking FCC 18-111, from Physicians for Safe Technology, February 3, 2019

PST Letter to Congress Members in Support of HR 530 2-4-19 PDF

5/3/19- Congress – Endorsement of HR530

Letter to Congress Members Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier Regarding  Introduction of HR530, Revolking FCC 18-111 to fast track small cell deployment, from Physicians for Safe Technology, February 3, 2019.

PST Letter to Rep Eshoo regarding HR 530 2-3-19

12/11/18- Congress – Request to FCC for Scientific Evidence of Safety

Response to Blumenthal and Eshoo Letter Requesting FCC Provide Scientific Evidence of 5G Safety from Physicians for Safe Technology- December 11, 2018

PST Response to Blumenthal and Eshoo Letter 12-11-18

12/9/18- FDA – Response to FDA on Radiofrequency Exposures

Response to FDA Press Release and Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D.,on Radiofrequency Energy Exposure. Nov 1, 2018 from Physicians for Safe Technology- December 9, 2018

PST Letter of Response to Dr. Shuren FDA  12-9-18 PDF

8/25/17-  CA Telecom Bill -SB 649- Letter of Opposition:

Letter to CA Assembly and Governor Brown Opposing SB649 from Physicians for Safe Technology-August 25, 2017

PST SB 649 Opposition Letter to California Assembly   8-25-17

PST Letter to Governor Brown  9-19-17

Expert Letters:

Other Physicians and Scientists Regarding Radiofrequency Radiation and Health

Reevaluation of Safety Standards

 5G, Cell Towers and Electrosensitivity

Cell Phones, Radiofrequency Radiation and Cancer

  • Kent Chamberlin, PhD.  Letter to Dr. Mary Nora Disis, Editor in Chief of JAMA Oncology asking for retraction  of the David Grimes article, Radiofrequency Radiation and Cancer: A Review. JAMA Oncology. Dec 9, 2021, as, “Dr. Grimes viewpoint is aligned with industry and not with most scientists who have investigated radiation effects…The information presented in the article is misleading and incomplete, and has the very real potential to result in harm.”
    Kent Chamberlin is Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of New Hampshire, and a member of the New Hampshire Commission to Study the Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G Technology.   Letter from Dr. Chamberlin to Dr. Mary Nora Disis- JAMA Oncology
  • Chris Portier, Ph.D. Expert Testimony on Cell Phones and Cancer. He is  the former Director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). This is his 176 page expert scientific testimony in a long standing cell phone court case, Murray vs Motorola. To access you can also go to   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1we0YEJslnrmQkr2qzSFnQyqdsTqXbqSd/view. or to Expert Report Christopher J Portier Murray v Motorola 3-1-2021

General Health Effects

Wi Fi and Cell Towers in Schools

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