The CTIA (The Wireless Association which represents carriers and suppliers of cell phones) for quite some time has been trying to hide the fact that cell phones can emit more radiation than is accepted by radio frequency guidelines if carried too close to your body for extended periods of time.
There has been an ongoing battle between the CTIA and the city of Berkeley in California regarding an ordinance passed a month ago requiring the CTIA to warn consumers of exceeding the limit by carrying your phone in your pocket while it is turned on and connected:
The CTIA sued in US federal court stating that there was “no scientific basis” to require the warnings.
This is not the first time that warning labels were asked to be litigated!
In 2011, a US Bill called “The Cell Phone Right to Know Act” was introduced by Ohio congressional representative Dennis Kucinich that would have required the National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences to conduct research on the effects of radiation emitted from mobile phones, label devices that exceed healthy radiation exposure limits, and regulate radiation exposure. Unfortunately, the bill was not enacted.
What’s the harm in investigative research if there is nothing to hide?
Do you think that the CTIA is in the right to refuse using warning labels?
Do you think there should be more litigation on radio frequency exposure guidelines?
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