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Hopefully this guy's brain doesn't melt from the intense cell phone "radiation". San Francisco has just passed a law to help inform the public of its perils.  (Source: Hands on Care)
Stock up on your tin foil hats and don't let the radiation in

San Francisco is known for its green-minded inclinations and diverse community.  Now it is about to become known as the first city that has passed legislation concerning cell phone radio wave "radiation".

The San Francisco board of supervisors, or council, voted 10-1 to approve a measure to force vendors to pay to put stickers on products or put up signs detailing how much radio wave radiation is dished out by various products.  Supervisor Sophie Maxwell notes, "This is about helping people make informed choices."

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced he will sign the legislation into law. Newson's spokesman, Tony Winnicker, states, "This is not about discouraging people from using their cell phones.  This is a modest commonsense measure to provide greater transparency and information to consumers."

John Walls, vice-president of public affairs for the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), disagrees.  His organization, which represents cell phone makers, is opposed to the measure.  He states, "Rather than inform, the ordinance will potentially mislead consumers with point-of-sale requirements suggesting that some phones are 'safer' than others, based on radio frequency emissions."

The CTIA successfully defeated a similar measure in California's state senate.  That measure was proposed by Senator Mark Leno.

Perhaps the strangest aspect of the law is its rather weak provisions for enforcement.  Those who don't post can be fined up to $300 USD for the violation.  However, posting the information and keeping it up to date could cost well over $300 for large retailers like Best Buy.  Retailers have not yet announced how they will react to the law.

Some researchers and advocates argue that cell phone "radiation" is a danger to the human body.  A handful of high profile doctors have even claimed to be on the verge of publishing major information detailing how cell phones can cause cancer.

Thus far, some studies have suggested a link between cell phone use and fast-growing tumors, while others have suggested that such a link does not appear to exist.

While the cell phone-cancer link is unproven at best, there does appear to be a much clearer possibility of smartphones impacting fertility.  Even a change of a few degrees can throw off sperm counts in males, and with many males keeping hot smartphones in pockets, there may be a risk on this front.  Recent studies have offered early evidence in support of this possibility.

 



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Not surprised
By The Raven on 6/17/2010 1:55:41 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not surprised that the same idiots that won't read AZ immigration laws are the same ones who don't read their cell phone manuals. It is clearly spelled out in the manual that radiation is a concern.

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Radio Frequency (RF) Energy Understanding How Your Phone Operates Your phone is basically a radio transmitter and receiver. When it’s turned on, it receives and transmits radio frequency (RF) signals. When you use your phone, the system handling your call controls the power level. This power can range from 0.006 watt to 0.2 watt in digital mode. Knowing Radio Frequency Safety The design of your phone complies with updated NCRP standards described below. In 1991–92, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) joined in updating ANSI’s 1982 standard for safety levels with respect to human exposure to RF signals. More than 120 scientists, engineers and physicians from universities, government health agencies and industries developed this updated standard after reviewing the available body of research. In 1993, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted this updated standard in a regulation. In August 1996, the FCC adopted hybrid standard consisting of the existing ANSI/IEEE standard and the guidelines published by the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). Body-Worn Operation To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines, if you wear a handset on your body, use a Sprint-supplied or Sprint-approved carrying case, holster or other body-worn accessory. If you do not use a body-worn accessory, ensure the antenna is at least 7/16 inch (1.5 centimeters) from your body when transmitting. Use of non-Sprint-approved accessories may violate FCC RF exposure guidelines. For more information about RF exposure, visit the FCC Web site at www.fcc.gov.


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