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RadLimits — Initiative Petitions to Limit Non-Ionizing Radiation

We have decided to put forward the best legislation we can to limit radiation exposures from commonly used technologies such as cellphones and laptops, and to place this legislation before voters through a signature drive or ‘petition initiative’ for a ballot question. The signature drive will be in the fall of 2023 and spring of 2024 provided that there is adequate financial and volunteer support.

Why limit non-ionizing radiation? Because many experts say there is evidence of harm from exposure, including a number of former U.S. NIEHS leaders, caution is wise.

Because technology emits non-ionizing radiation, several countries (e.g. Cyprus, Israel, France) have banned WiFi partly or fully in sensitive areas like schools, and/or limited being close to technology (due to fields near electricity). Youth are our future, and we must cherish and take care of them.

In addition, wireless connectivity has a far greater energy footprint than wired connectivity or pen and paper, so limiting wireless radiation reduces our energy consumption.

Because of the evidence, we are preparing for a 2023 signature drive to put a question on the Massachusetts ballot for reasonable limits and regulation of non-ionizing radiation.

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The goal is to reduce and regulate exposures from wireless and other types of non-ionizing radiation from technology. The following was approved in a 2022 submission, and we hope to receive feedback and improve the submission for 2023, when we hope to go forward:

  1. require tech design that makes turning off wireless easy;
  2. require tech design that limits all kinds of incidental non-ionizing radiation;
  3. make information on wireless facilities (e.g. cell towers) readily accessible to the public;
  4. require the Massachusetts telecommunications department adopt technologies that best reduce non-ionizing radiation;
  5. make it much easier to sue and penalize corporations for failing to limit non-ionizing radiation.
  6. establish a commission of first responders and others to examine how best to protect them, while maintaining needed services;
  7. limit non-ionizing radiation to as safe and minimal as possible for wireless service;
  8. take steps to hard-wire and limit exposures in certain public anchor institutions.

Excerpts are currently posted on an external website, Beatty.fyi, as blog posts under the RadLimits category and comments are currently open for ideas to be shared.

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