“FDA has a clear and unequivocal mandate from Congress, and for more than fifty years the agency has simply pretended that the law doesn’t exist. This violates the fundamental purpose of the nation’s premiere public health agency. It is a deep civil and human rights issue.” — Julian Gresser, attorney



Five nonprofit science and public health advocacy groups on Wednesday filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alleging the agency failed to comply with a federal law that requires it to take certain actions to protect the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation from electronic products.