Police – Biological effects and safety training for use of RADAR, pulsed MW RADAR and TETRA

Helena J. Csorba filed this request with the Pennsylvania State Police of Pennsylvania .
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2017-0127

Due Feb. 21, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Helena J. Csorba

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Please provide copies of any and all studies on the biological effects of RADAR (acronym for RAdio Detection And Ranging or RAdio Direction And Ranging) and pulsed RADAR.

- Please provide copies of current safety training and policy of safe use of RADAR and pulsed RADAR for personnel protection.

- Please provide copies of current safety training and policy of safe handling of RADAR and pulsed RADAR when necessary for this equipment to be pointed at or when used on a target.

- Please specify the safety guidelines mandated for various uses of RADAR equipment.

- Please provide the above information, including the safe handling and use of RADAR radiation in the microwave, millimeter wave, sub-millimeter wave, also known as terahertz, range.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Helena J. Csorba

From: SP, PSP RIGHT TO KNOW

Ms. Csorba

Please be advised that our office received your RTK request on February 13, 2017. An interim response, not a final response, to your request was placed in the mail, informing
you that the PSP will require up to an additional 30 days in which to respond to your request.

Thank you

From: SP, PSP RIGHT TO KNOW

Ms. Csorba,

Please be advised that our office received your RTK request on February 13, 2017. An interim response, was placed in the mail informing you
that the PSP will require up to an additional 30 days in which to respond to your request. A final response will be placed in the mail on or before
March 22, 2017.

Thank you
.

From: Pennsylvania State Police

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Helena J. Csorba

Thank you for your response, it was helpful.
Here is the complaint and hearing by the state police regarding injuries and other illness as a result of using RADAR equipment, even though the device is pulsed away from their bodies:
The Effects of Traffic RADAR Guns on Law Enforcement Officers
Hearing: Subcommittee on Consumer and Environmental Issues
Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate, August 10, 1992
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b5142276&view=1up&seq=1
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From: Pennsylvania State Police

Good Morning,

A final response was mailed out to you on March 5, 2021.

Thank you

RACHEL ZELTMANN | Legal Assistant 2 Deputy Agency Open Records Officer
PSP | Bureau of Records and Identification | Right-to-Know Law/Subpoena Section
PSP DHQ | 1800 Elmerton Avenue | Harrisburg, PA 17110
Fax: 717.525.5795 | RTK: 877-785-7771
www.psp.pa.gov

From: Helena J. Csorba

Thank you for your response that has been purportedly "mailed" to me. I am wondering where the information was mailed, as I have not received any mailed correspondence from you. Please respond in this venue, directly posting your Freedom of Information response in MUCKROCK, as your response is not to my benefit solely, but to a much wider interested audience.

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