Regulation of electronic technologies has not kept up with
deployments. As a result, several segments of the population are exposed to
dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and screen-time. This email outlines:
1. How EMR and/or screen-time exposures currently affect four segments of the US population;
2. Policies that would make areas of public accommodation more accessible to these populations; and
3. A few US regulations regarding EMR exposure.
How EMR and/or screen-time exposure currently affects four segments of the US population: people with medical implants, children, workers and people who are electro-hypersensitive (EHS).
a. People with medical implants
According to NIH, in 2000, 8-10% of the US population had a medical implant--i.e. a cardiac pacemaker, insulin pump, cochlear implant, deep-brain stimulator (DBS) (for Parkinson's, PTSD or other neurological disorder), etc.
Exposure to EMR emitted by common electronics can cause "electromagnetic interference" (EMI) with a medical implant, resulting in the implant's being reprogrammed or shut off.
Neither patients nor physicians are well informed about the situation.
Implant patients may find their implant malfunctioning and/or shutting off if they:
board an airplane, subway, electric bus or train;
share an elevator with mobile-phone users;
step through security doors at a mall, govt. bldg, or stadium;