Op-ed in The Hill on Danger of New Proposed Federal Law To Increase Wireless Networks in National Parks
Dr. Devra Davis President of Environmental Health Trust published an op-ed in The Hill entitled “We cannot ignore the dangers of radiation in our national parks” on the harmful impact of wireless proliferation in National Parks if a newly proposed federal bill – The Connect Our Parks Act – passes. The Hill is well read in the Washington DC covering the latest political news.
Dr. Davis states in the oped:
“The Parks Act is one of several congressional proposals that unwittingly set the stage for dramatically increasing ambient exposures to wireless radiation, an agent that the government’s own studies have found causes cancer and DNA damage in animals. Unsurprisingly, the natural environment is also vulnerable. Studies have documented adverse impacts on birds, bees and trees, including impairment of massive seasonal migrations and the exquisitely sensitive processes of reproduction on which their continuity rests.
A shocking regulatory gap exists. Not one federal agency has a mandate to assess the harmful effects of wireless radiation from cell towers, nor is any monitoring regularly conducted of the levels of wireless radiation in our environment from the several hundred thousand operating towers in the U.S.”
The Connect The Parks Act is only one of the numerous bills moving through U.S. Congress which will allow the proliferation of wireless in natural ecologically sensitive areas.