About Us

The Cellular Phone Task Force is a nonprofit membership organization. It was founded in July 1996 in response to the health and environmental threats posed by the launch of the wireless revolution in the United States.

Since 1996, the Task Force has provided a global clearinghouse for information about wireless technology’s injurious effects, and a national support network for people injured or disabled by electromagnetic fields.

Board of Directors

Arthur FirstenbergArthur Firstenberg
Santa Fe, NM


David O. Carpenter, M.D.David O. Carpenter, M.D.
Albany, NY


Duane Dahlberg, Ph.D.

Duane Dahlberg, Ph.D.
Frazee, MN


Antonia Lamb

Antonia Lamb (1943-2013)
Mendocino, CA


Janet PalmerJanet Palmer
Patagonia, AZ


Tim McNerneyTim McNerney
Northampton, MA


Kathy Hawk, B.Sc.
Butler, PA

Marilyn Garrett
Aptos, CA

Jolie Andritzakis
Santa Rosa, CA

In 1997 the Task Force was the lead litigant in a challenge brought by over 50 citizens groups against the FCC’s limits for human exposure to radio frequency radiation—a challenge that went all the way up to the US Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case in 2001. We are presently raising money to support legal challenge to a 5G telecommunications ordinance in Santa Fe, New Mexico (see Litigation).

In 2009, faced with the escalating spread of wireless technology in myriad forms—cell phones, cell towers, WiFi, WiMAX, Smart Phones, Smart Meters, etc.—we enlarged our board of directors to nine members representing different areas of the country. We have created regional chapters across North America, and our database can provide referrals to doctors, lawyers and other professionals for our members. We make available lists of members in each region who are willing to be contacted by other members. Volunteers are needed at the local and national levels. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved.

The Cellular Phone Task Force is the oldest active organization in North America dealing with these issues. We have provided education, advocacy and support for over 20 years. Our goal, by continuing to enlarge our membership, and through collaboration with other organizations, is to make electrosmog a popular concern and to represent sufficient numbers of people to make a difference in Washington, in Ottawa, and in centers of government at the state and local levels.

“Don’t worry about why, just do what you were born to do.”

– Antonia Lamb (October 3, 1943 – September 9, 2013)