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 Risk: Tips On How To Reduce Exposure To Cell Phone Radiation.
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