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EWG Seeks FCC-Cell Phone Industry Communications
So you’re thinking about trading in your old cell phone, and you want to know how much radiation the new models emit. Think scavenger hunt and you’ve got the idea. Technically speaking, the Federal Communications Commission makes that information public through its FCC SAR Database. But only the...
Cell phone industry to S.F. — Stop making sense
How does an industry lobby punish a city – that’s right, an entire city – for requiring more public disclosure about the industry’s products? With money, of course. As you might expect from an industry lobby, it’s all about money. The city in the crosshairs is San Francisco, one of the nation’s...
San Francisco Cell Phone Users Gain Right-to-Know
The city will be the first in the country to provide cell phone radiation data at the point of sale. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday (June 15) to approve an ordinance that would require posting cell phone radiation emissions by retailers. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, one...
Cell Phone Radiation Should be Disclosed at Point of Sale
The Interphone Study Group, a 10-year, 13-nation scientific collaboration coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a United Nations agency, has wrapped up its work without determining conclusively whether link exists between cell phone use and head and neck tumors. But some findings...
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation, Tumors
Two new international studies implicating cell phone in some forms of brain tumors are deepening scientists’ worries about the long-term consequences of human exposure to cell phone radiation, especially among children and heavy cell phone users. An Australian-European research team reported in the...