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Executive Committee

President
A.L. Barrier, M.D., FAAO-HNS
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212

President-Elect
Amy Dean, D.O.
1955 Pauline Blvd Ste 100 D
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Secretary
Charles L. Crist, M.D.
3009 Falling Leaf Ctr, Ste 1
Columbia, MO 65201

Treasurer
James W. Willoughby, II, D.O.
24 Main St.
Liberty, MO 64068

Immediate Past President
Robin Bernhoft, M.D., FAAEM

Advisor
Gary R. Oberg, M.D.,FAAEM

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Board of Directors
Craig Bass, M.D.
Amy Dean, D.O.
Stephen Genuis, M.D., FAAEM
Martha Grout, M.D., MD(H)
Janette Hope, M.D.
W. Alan Ingram, M.D.
Derek Lang, D.O.
Glenn A. Toth, M.D.
Ty Vincent, M.D.

Continuing Medical Education
Chairman
James W. Willoughby, II, D.O.
24 Main St.
Liberty, MO 64068

Executive Director
De Rodgers Fox


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Cn!Lhe!proposed!declslon!11"03"014!
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1he!8oard!of!Lhe!Amerlcan!Academy!of!LnvlronmenLal!Medlclne!opposes!Lhe!
lnsLallaLlon!of!wlreless!ºsmarL!meLers"!ln!homes!and!schools!based!on!a!sclenLlflc!
assessmenL!of!Lhe!currenL!medlcal!llLeraLure!(references!avallable!on!
requesL).!!!Chronlc!exposure!Lo!wlreless!radlofrequency!radlaLlon!ls!a!prevenLable!
envlronmenLal!hazard!LhaL!ls!sufflclenLly!well!documenLed!Lo!warranL!lmmedlaLe!
prevenLaLlve!publlc!healLh!acLlon.!
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As!represenLaLlves!of!physlclan!speclallsLs!ln!Lhe!fleld!of!envlronmenLal!medlclne,!
we!have!an!obllgaLlon!Lo!urge!precauLlon!when!sufflclenL!sclenLlflc!and!medlcal!
evldence!suggesLs!healLh!rlsks!whlch!can!poLenLlally!affecL!large!populaLlons.!1he!
llLeraLure!ralses!serlous!concern!regardlng!Lhe!levels!of!radlo!frequency!(8l!"!3kPx!
-!300!CPx)!or!exLremely!low!frequency!(LLl!-!0Px!-!300Px)!exposures!produced!by!
ºsmarL!meLers"!Lo!warranL!an!lmmedlaLe!and!compleLe!moraLorlum!on!Lhelr!use!
and!deploymenL!unLll!furLher!sLudy!can!be!performed.!!!1he!board!of!Lhe!Amerlcan!
8oard!of!LnvlronmenLal!Medlclne!wlshes!Lo!polnL!ouL!LhaL!exlsLlng!lCC!guldellnes!
for!8l!safeLy!LhaL!have!been!used!Lo![usLlfy!lnsLallaLlon!of!ºsmarL!meLers"!only!look!
aL!Lhermal!Llssue!damage!and!are!obsoleLe,!slnce!many!modern!sLudles!show!
meLabollc!and!genomlc!damage!from!8l!and!LLl!exposures!below!Lhe!level!of!
lnLenslLy!whlch!heaLs!Llssues.!!1he!lCC!guldellnes!are!Lherefore!lnadequaLe!for!use!
ln!esLabllshlng!publlc!healLh!sLandards.!!More!modern!llLeraLure!shows!medlcally!
and!blologlcally!slgnlflcanL!effecLs!of!8l!and!LLl!aL!lower!energy!denslLles.!!1hese!
effecLs!accumulaLe!over!Llme,!whlch!ls!an!lmporLanL!conslderaLlon!glven!Lhe!
chronlc!naLure!of!exposure!from!ºsmarL!meLers".!!1he!currenL!medlcal!llLeraLure!
ralses!credlble!quesLlons!abouL!geneLlc!and!cellular!effecLs,!hormonal!effecLs,!male!
ferLlllLy,!blood/braln!barrler!damage!and!lncreased!rlsk!of!cerLaln!Lypes!of!cancers!
from!8l!or!LLl!levels!slmllar!Lo!Lhose!emlLLed!from!ºsmarL!meLers".!!Chlldren!are!
placed!aL!parLlcular!rlsk!for!alLered!braln!developmenL,!and!lmpalred!learnlng!and!
behavlor.!!lurLher,!LMl/8l!adds!synerglsLlc!effecLs!Lo!Lhe!damage!observed!from!a!
range!of!Loxlc!chemlcals.!!Clven!Lhe!wldespread,!chronlc,!and!essenLlally!
lnescapable!LLl/8l!exposure!of!everyone!llvlng!near!a!ºsmarL!meLer",!Lhe!8oard!of!
Lhe!Amerlcan!Academy!of!LnvlronmenLal!Medlclne!flnds!lL!unaccepLable!from!a!
publlc!healLh!sLandpolnL!Lo!lmplemenL!Lhls!Lechnology!unLll!Lhese!serlous!medlcal!
concerns!are!resolved.!!We!conslder!a!moraLorlum!on!lnsLallaLlon!of!wlreless!
ºsmarL!meLers"!Lo!be!an!lssue!of!Lhe!hlghesL!lmporLance.!
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carclnogen.!LxlsLlng!safeLy!llmlLs!for!pulsed!8l!were!Lermed!ºnoL!proLecLlve!of!publlc!healLh"!by!
Lhe!8adlofrequency!lnLeragency!Worklng!Croup!(a!federal!lnLeragency!worklng!group!lncludlng!
Lhe!luA,!lCC,!CSPA,!Lhe!LÞA!and!oLhers).!!Lmlsslons!glven!off!by!ºsmarL!meLers"!have!
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Pence,!we!call!for:!
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! An!lmmedlaLe!moraLorlum!on!ºsmarL!meLer"!lnsLallaLlon!unLll!Lhese!serlous!publlc!
healLh!lssues!are!resolved.!!ConLlnulng!wlLh!Lhelr!lnsLallaLlon!would!be!exLremely!
lrresponslble.!
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! Modlfy!Lhe!revlsed!proposed!declslon!Lo!lnclude!hearlngs!on!healLh!lmpacL!ln!Lhe!
second!proceedlngs,!along!wlLh!cosL!evaluaLlon!and!communlLy!wlde!opL"ouL.!
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! Þrovlde!lmmedlaLe!rellef!Lo!Lhose!requesLlng!lL!and!resLore!Lhe!analog!meLers.!!
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Members!of!Lhe!8oard!
Amerlcan!Academy!of!LnvlronmenLal!Medlclne!
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