Rules and Regulations

An Introductory Packet
Excerpts and Resources from An Electronic Silent Spring


  1. The Rules and Regulations That Frame Us
  2. Slingshots at Goliath
    Here’s a partial list of actions taken by international government agencies and professional organizations in response to concerns about the health and environmental effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation
  3. City’s Liability with PROW-Mounted Cellular Antennas
    A Santa Fe, NM citizen’s group is demanding proof that their City will be insured in the event of damages and/or injuries caused by cellular antennas mounted on public right-of-ways such as lamp posts and traffic lights.
  4. France: New National Law Bans WIFI in Nursery School
  5. International Policy Actions on Wireless by Governments, Authorities and Schools
  6. “Civil Rights for Cell Tower Corporations? You’ve Got to be Kidding!”
    Paul Cienfuegos’ April 21st, 2015 Commentary on KBOO Evening News
  7. Bad news about federal regs followed by encouraging news
  8. Documents In the Supreme Court of the United States
    Citizens for the Appropriate Placement if Telecommunications Facilities et al., Petition vs.
    Federal Communications Commission and The United States, Respondents.
    Petition for Writ of Certiorari to The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


More Resources: Tracks scientific and public policy developments in
the EMR health debate. lists licensed antennas within four miles of a
given address.
effects-of-radio-waves/index.html   This site posts notices about requests for Comments from government agencies when (for example) changes to EMR emissions standards are proposed.

Levitt, B. Blake, Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues
and How to Protect Ourselves, Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Steneck, N.H., ed., Risk/Benefit Analysis: The Microwave Case, San
Francisco Press, 1982.

Congressional Staff Briefing About Wireless and Broadcast Radiation
Pollution given in May, 2007 from environmental consultant Cindy Sage, attorney Deb Carney, Whitney N. Seymour, Jr. (co-founder of the National Resources Defense Council, former U.S. Attorney General for NY’s Southern District), Dr. Albert Manville (U.S. Fish & Wildlife), Dr. Martin Blank (biophysicist at Columbia U.), Blake Levitt (former science writer for the NY Times). Available from