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Protecting kids from wireless radiation in school and at home

Children are almost constantly exposed to wireless radiation, starting as early as the first weeks of life. As they get older, that exposure grows every day, thanks to the widespread use of...

EWG letter published in JAMA Oncology: 'Evidence Base on the Potential Carcinogenicity of Radiofrequency Radiation'

Recent research points to the cancer risks caused by radiofrequency radiation from wireless communication devices, EWG says in a letter this week to JAMA Oncology’s editor.

Does cell phone radiation affect men’s fertility?

Cell phone use – and exposure to radiofrequency radiation – can harm male fertility, according to a new study.

Five ways to protect kids from cellphone radiation during holiday travel

If you’re traveling with kids this holiday season, chances are they’ll use some type of wireless device for entertainment for at least part of the trip.

5 Tips for Safer Cell Phone Use During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 has made us all depend more on wireless technology. Whether you're working remotely, attending school online or just staying in touch with family and friends, you're more reliant than ever on...

Despite Health Concerns, FCC and States Clear the Way for Next-Generation Wireless Networks

The wireless communications industry is rushing to blanket the nation with next-generation networks whose health effects are unknown. Despite studies linking radiation from existing networks to cancer...

It’s Official: California Issues Caution on Cell Phone Use

This week, California officially issued groundbreaking guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies and limit use when reception is weak.

Cellphone Safety: Industry Pushes to Strip Local Control of High-Speed Networks

The cellphone industry is pushing laws to take away local governments' rights to decide whether or where to allow facilities for high-speed wireless networks that use a technology whose health effects...

Six Questions About Cellphone Radiation and Your Health

In April, the city of Berkeley, Calif., won a major decision in a federal appeals court, allowing the city to go forward with its ordinance requiring cellphone retailers to provide consumers with...

California Cautions Cell Phone Users: Keep Your Distance

Under a court order, last week California public health officials released draft guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies, use speaker phone and limit use.

Easy Ways to Reduce Kids’ Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation

You never leave home without it. You might even be holding it right now: your cell phone. But could this essential device be harming your health?

Your Cell Phone Case May Increase Your Radiation Exposure

When I bought my first iPhone 3G, one of the first things I did was research the best (and cutest) cases on the market. Even though I had worked on the issues of cell phone radiation and transparency...

Belgium Boosts Cell Phone Radiation Safeguards

Belgium recently adopted new cell phone regulations that bar mobile phone models designed for, and marketed to children ages 7 and younger. Under Belgium's new rules, slated to take effect next March...

10 Top Environmental Health Stories of 2012

The top environmental health stories of 2012 were all about everyday hazards that are right in our backyards. They have to do with the unintended consequences of chemical pollution that could harm the...

Cell Phone Radiation May Alter Brain, DNA

New research by Russian scientist Igor Belyaev, Ph.D., and Turkish researcher Nesrin Seyhan, Ph.D., shows that radiation emitted from portable devices may damage DNA and disrupt the process of DNA...

EWG, Public Citizen Seek Court Backing for S.F. Cell Phone Radiation Law

The Environmental Working Group and Public Citizen have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to support a San Francisco law that would require cell phone retailers to distribute a...

Good, Bad and Truly Awful: Top Environmental Stories of 2011

People are messy. So is nature. And what people do when nature unleashes its fury often makes things worse. The staff at Environmental Working Group took a look at the major environmental news stories...

Canada, San Francisco blaze forward on cell phone advisories

As the world mourns the passing of iPhone creator Steve Jobs, San Francisco and Canada are blazing new paths to ensure that the public knows how to use cell phones safely.

French law informs, protects cell phone users

France will soon become the first nation anywhere to require merchants to inform consumers of the radiation levels of cell phones at the point of sale.
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