Category Archives: Cell Phones and Cancer

Pediatricians Endorse Cell Phone Safety Legislation

On December 13, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP)  announced its endorsement of H.R. 6358, the Cell Phone Right To Know Act.

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H.R. 6358, introduced by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), is a bill to grant a consumer’s right-to-know, by providing for warning labels on cell phones.

The bill would create a new national research program to study cell phones and health, and would require the Environmental Protection Agency to update the outdated Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).  The current standards are 16 years old.

In 2011 the World Health Organization concluded that there was sufficient evidence to classify cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

Because of the differences in bone density, children are more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults, and are subject to absorbing higher levels deeper into their brain.

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Florida City Issues Warning About Cell Phones and Cancer

In an effort to raise awareness, and protect public health, the city of Pembroke Pines, Florida recently passed a unanimous resolution to warn its residents that cell phone radiation may be dangerous, and linked to cancer.

The resolution was inspired by Jimmy Gonzalez, a Pembroke Pines resident, who had brain tumors removed from the same region he uses his cell phone, just above his left ear, and his left hand.

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission), responsible for establishing cell phone safety standards, is long overdue in reassessing the limits on cell phone radiation.  The current standards are 16 years old.

A warning to the wise: even if you’re sceptical, take precaution when using your cell phone. Better safe, than sorry.  Some types of brain tumors are fatal.

Here are more links about the possible connection between cell phone radiation and cancer.

CNN: August 8, 2012 FCC Asked To Consider Raising Limit On Cell Phone Radiation.

PBS NewsHour Video and Transcript: May 31, 2011 Dr. Keith Black Your Cell Phone Is Not Necessarily A Safe Device.

CNN Health Video and Transcript: May 31, 2011 WHO: Cell Phone Use Can Increase Possible Cancer Risk.

New York Daily News: May 31, 2011 Cell Phone Cancer RiskTips On How To Reduce Exposure To Cell Phone Radiation.

Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training

Cell Phones and Brain Cancer Warning Proposed

Cell phones and brain cancer?  Until we know for sure, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has introduced HR 6358, the Cell Phone Right To Know Act, a bill to grant a consumer’s right-to-know by providing warning labels on cell phones.

“Consumers have a right to know the radiation levels of cell phones and whether they are buying the phone with the lowest – or the highest level of exposure to cell phone radiation.  They also deserve to have up-to-date exposure standards that are put together by health professionals without conflicts of interest,” said Kucinich.

Click the link to read the August 6, 2012 press release.

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Cell Phones May Affect Unborn Health

A news item from the March 15, 2012 New York Daily News, Cell Phone Use In Pregnancy May Be Bad For Babies, by Heidi Evans.

The link takes you to a copyrighted article from the New York Daily News.

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Cell Phones May Not Be Safe

World Health Organization released its latest findings on cancer risk from cell phone use, in May of 2011.  Although this is not up-to-the minute news, I’m posting it here because its important for you to know about

Learn how to take precautions when using your phone, just incase it turns out that microwave radiation from cell phones, causes brain tumors. Read the rest of this entry