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Kucinich to introduce bill for cell phone radiation research, warning label

Posted By admin On July 1, 2010 @ 8:43 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Cecelia Kang
Washington Post [1]
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) said Wednesday that he will introduce a bill for a federal research program on the affects of cellphone radiation on users. The bill will also call for a warning label for mobile phones, as a growing body of research around the world indicate potential links between long-term use and cancer.

The bill comes after The Post’s report Tuesday [2] outlining the growing controversy over cellphones and health. The story looks into the lobbying effort against bills across the country that would require warning and radiation data labels for cellphone retailers and San Francisco’s move [3] as the first place in the nation to require retailers to disclose radiation levels of the phones they sell.

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“Some studies find links. Some don’t. But studies funded by the telecommunications industry are significantly less likely to find a link between cellphones and health effects. We need a first-class research program to give us answers,” Kucinich said in a statement. “Until we know for sure, a labeling law will ensure that cellphone users can decide for themselves the level of risk that they will accept”

Kucinich, who held a hearing on the topic in 2008, said much of the current research on cellphone radiation is being done outside the United States. Federal regulations on how much radiation devices can emit – such as the Specific Absorption Rate set by the Federal Communications Commission – are outdated.

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[1] Washington Post: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/06/lawmaker_to_introduce_bill_for.html?hpid=sec-tech

[2] The Post’s report Tuesday: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/28/AR2010062805231.html

[3] San Francisco’s move: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/06/san_francisco_requires_stores.html

[4] Image: http://www.homegain.com/housead/homes_for_sale/index?entryid=11502

[5] New study links over 7,000 cancer deaths to cell phone tower radiation exposures: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-study-links-over-7000-cancer-deaths-to-cell-phone-tower-radiation-exposures.html

[6] Is Your Child Risking a Brain Tumor with Cell Phone Usage?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-your-child-risking-a-brain-tumor-with-cell-phone-usage.html

[7] Cell phone radiation – What the telecommunication companies don’t want you to know: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cell-phone-radiation-what-the-telecommunication-companies-dont-want-you-to-know.html

[8] Supes back posting of cell phone emission levels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/supes-back-posting-of-cell-phone-emission-levels.html

[9] Talented musician zapped to death by cell phone radiation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/talented-musician-zapped-to-death-by-cell-phone-radiation.html

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