What is wrong with the safety guidelines set by the FCC regarding cell sites?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is not a health and safety agency. The FCC is a licensing and engineering agency that relies on other agencies to recommend and set safety standards for communication technology. The standards set by the FCC are based on heating of tissue only, and therefore assures us that we will not be “cooked” as a chicken in a microwave from the radio waves emitted from cell towers. The FCC standards do not take into account numerous research reports finding biological effects from non-thermal Information Carrying Radio Waves (ICRW). The FCC standards do not take into account long term, low level, and continuous exposure of humans who live near RF emitting telecommunication sites. Their standards are based on 1996 information (much of which came from short term studies in the 1980’s) and now, more than decade later, are outdated. The FCC (22) guidelines are based on short term thermal effects. The guidelines are based on the assumption that if microwave energy does not heat tissue it is not harmful.
This assumption is incorrect! Adverse biological effects have been documented at levels below federal guidelines. There are no federal guidelines for non-thermal effects or long term exposure to the low ambient radiation from the ICRW.