Berkeley Poised to Pass Cell Phone Safety Legislation.
Posted by GreenSwanStaff at May 12th, 2015
Many readers are aware of recent media articles concerning a letter just submitted to the United Nations and the World Health Organization signed by 190 scientists worldwide which pleads for stricter safety standards for cell phones and other wireless devices which emit potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation.
These scientists collectively have published over 2000 peer-reviewed articles which show in a variety of ways, damage to living tissue from EMF exposure such as that emitted from cell phones.
Berkeley, a city which has always been a trendsetter may soon be helping consumers gain better awareness around cell phone emissions. The Berkeley City Council this evening will vote on a proposal to require cell phone stores to remind customers to read the safety manual which comes with their new cell phone and to be aware of the minimum spatial distance tested for use between the device and the body. As innocent as this proposal might seem, Berkeley may face push back from the cellular industry. Proponents of the proposed local ordinance have vowed to fight for its passage, including Harvard University constitutional law professor, Laurence Lessig.
With the current explosion of cell phone use worldwide, notably among youth, getting more information to consumers about the potential harmful effects of long term cell phone use can help shape more healthy usage strategies.
Category: Cellphones and Health Consequences