Cell Phone Radiation Warnings May Become Law

by: oneupweb

Cell phone use has sky-rocketed in the last 15 years, which has San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Maine legislator Andrea Boland taking charge in requiring cell phones to warn consumers that the communication devices may cause brain cancer.

Newsom and Boland recommend putting warning labels (similar to those on packs of cigarettes) on cell phone boxes and packaging to alert consumers about the much-debated potentially dangerous effects of cell phone radiation.

Newsom said in a statement that he wants "radiation levels next to each phone, in a font at least as large as the price." Boland has a bill in place that has the word 'warning' in red with text explaining the warning in black.

According to a recent article from the American Cancer Society:

"Cell phone safety has been debated for years, but current research is contradictory or inconclusive. Some studies have suggested a link between cell phone use and brain cancer, as well as some benign tumors. Most studies, though, do not show a clear link."

Researchers say more studies are needed to determine a clear link between cell phone radiation and brain cancer.

To learn more about the cancer mention in this post, please visit our brain cancer information page.