USA: Gemeenteraad Portland neemt resolutie aan ter bescherming omwonenden zendmasten.

maandag, 25 mei 2009 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

Bron: Website Gemeente Portland; Portlandonline 20 mei 2009

Op onderstaande videolink ziet u de discussie en stemming in de gemeenteraad van Portland (hoofdstad van Oregon) van 12 mei 2009 over een resolutie die betere bescherming moet bieden aan omwonenden van zendmasten. De resolutie is de eerste in haar soort door een gemeenteraad in de VS en komt na jaren van publiek debat geÔnitieerd door de voormalige burgemeester Vera Katz. De resolutie erkend de wereldwijde bezorgdheid over onvrijwillige blootstelling aan zendmasten en doet een beroep op de FCC (Federal Communications Commission) daar aandacht aan te geven.

www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?&a=246532&c=49508 .

Begin na 78 minutes in de link. Het fragment duurt 22 minuten een bevat getuigenissen van telecomindustrie en twee burgers.

David Morrison, een van de burgers op deze video, is te bereiken op wirelesswatch@yahoo.com.

De originele tekst van resolutie:

Summary of Statement: BE IT RESOLVED that the Portland City Council
requests
the FCC to work in cooperation with the FDA and other relevant federal

agencies to revisit and update studies on potential health concerns
arising from RF wireless emissions in light of the national
proliferation of wireless use;

RESOLUTION No.
Request the federal government to update studies on potential health
effects of radio frequency wireless emissions in light of significant
increases in wireless use.
WHEREAS, federal law preempts state and local governments, including
the City of Portland, from considering health concerns in the
regulation and placement of wireless facilities, so long as such
facilities otherwise comply with applicable federal law; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has jurisdiction
over non-federal wireless facilities, authorizing and licensing all
non-federal devices, transmitters and facilities that generate Radio
Frequency (RF) radiation; and
WHEREAS, the FCC relies upon federal agencies with health and safety
expertise, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health, and the Occupational Safety and Health

Administration which have assigned roles in federal law for monitoring

and investigating issues related to RF exposure; and
WHEREAS, the Government Accounting Office in 2001 prepared a report of

its investigation into safety concerns related to mobile phones, and
concluded that further research into wireless technology is needed,
recommending the FDA take the lead in monitoring research results; and

WHEREAS, the FCC in 2003 last updated guidelines for human exposure to

RF electromagnetic fields from wireless facilities, based primarily on

recommendations of other federal agencies after reviews of prior
scientific literature related to RF biological effects, primarily from

the 1990s; and
WHEREAS, a survey released in May 2009 from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention concluded that for the first time the number of

households in the U.S. with only a cell phone exceeds the number of
households in the U.S. with only a landline phone;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Portland City Council requests
the FCC to work in cooperation with the FDA and other relevant federal

agencies to revisit and update studies on potential health concerns
arising from RF wireless emissions in light of the national
proliferation of wireless use; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council Clerk shall cause a copy of
this Resolution to be sent to all members of the FCC, to the FDA
Commissioner, and to all members of the Oregon Congressional
Delegation.
Adopted by the Council: Gary Blackmer
Commissioner Amanda Fritz Auditor of the City of Portland
May 12, 2009 By Deputy



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