• 13 MAY 05
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    Move to force FCC to study RF health effects

    Notice from the U.S. EMF Policy Institute:

    The EMR Policy Institute is seeking donations to support a Supreme Court challenge to the FCC’s RF safety regulations (press release below). For those wishing to make a donation go to: < www.emrpolicy.org > and click on the “Donate Now” button at the bottom of our Home Page. Your electronic receipt will come from Groundspring.org, which provides secure on-line donation services to non-profit organizations. The entry on your credit card statement will say Groundspring.org Your donation is transmitted by Groundspring.org directly to The EMR Policy Institute’s account.

    A print version is available in PDF format at: http://www.emrpolicy.org/news/press/index.htm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Janet Newton – The EMR Policy Institute
    Tel: (802) 426-3035
    Email: JNewton@emrpolicy.org

    CITIZEN GROUP ASKS U.S. SUPREME COURT TO ORDER THE FCC TO STUDY HEALTH EFFECTS OF
    BROADCAST TV, RADIO AND CELL TOWERS EMISSIONS

    Washington, D.C., May 10, 2005 — EMR Network, a nationwide advocacy group of citizens and professionals concerned with the environmental impact of radiofrequency (RF) radiation, today filed a petition in the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to order the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to research the impact on human health of continuous low-power ultra-high frequency wireless transmissions.

    The group’s petition for certiorari asks the high court to overturn an FCC order and Court of Appeals decision refusing to gather information and thoroughly investigate the consequences of 24/7 exposure to signals from TV/Radio broadcast facilities and cell towers that power 180 million mobile phones across the country. Current FCC RF exposure limits make no distinction between children, the elderly, or the ailing among the general population.

    Whitney North Seymour, Jr. is providing legal counsel for this appeal pro bono. His legal career has included private practice, a term as federal prosecutor for New York, and public interest work with a particular interest in environmental law, having co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council in 1969. He also served as a senator in the New York State Assembly. The EMR Policy Institute assisted in preparing the petition.

    Background information and the Petition for Writ of Certiorari are found at:

    Janet Newton, President
    The EMR Policy Institute, P.O. Box 117, Marshfield VT 05658
    Tel: (802) 426-3035 FAX: (802) 426-3030
    Web Site: www.emrpolicy.org

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