The EPA at VT’s Environmental Conference – Smart Meters

On Oct 29th, the 2011 Conference on Environmental Action was held  at the VT Technical College in Randolph. In the following Video a “some-what complicated” question was asked to Gina McCarthy, who is the Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. Here is the question rephrased – It has been 32 years since the EPA did an assessment of the ambient radio frequency radiation, what kind of pressure should we put on the EPA to update their data? 

Gina McCarthy doesn’t know the answer to the question, but says,

“If you think its an issue, and we haven’t looked at it, we are more than happy to take a look at it.”

and goes on to say, if you ask them to update their RF radiation data you should also thank them for what they are doing…

My guess is that in the last 32 years the average exposure to ambient radiation from radio frequencies must have increased 500-1000 fold, with wifi on nearly every corner, cell phones in nearly every pocket and cell towers in nearly every town plus all the other technology we have that uses RF that didn’t exist 3 decades ago. With over 3,000 hits on google for “radio frequency radiation study” I am guessing scientist think it is an issue.

Even the EPA publish a couple hundred page document on Biological Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation(PDF) in 1984. Though their conclusion is that there isn’t enough data to determine exposure limits for the general population, the data shows that RF has an effect on biology.

The EPA and Gina McCarthy seem skeptical that RF radiation is an issue even though W.H.O. Rescheduled RF as a class 2B carcinogen  (WHO RF Press Release) and San Francisco has come out with the Nations first cell phone ordinance which mandates all cell phone retailers post information about RF radiation exposure. Slowly the independent research is chiseling away at the industry funded regulators. Give the EPA some pressure, tell them you want ambient RF radiation data updated! You can call the EPA at (202) 272-0167 or contact Gina McCarthy directly:


Postal Address:            Gina McCarthy Assistant Administrator

Office of Air and Radiation

Environmental Protection Agency

Ariel Rios Building

1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

Washington D.C. 20460

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