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Kucinich to introduce bill for cell phone radiation research, warning label

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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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Kucinich to introduce bill for cell phone radiation research, warning label


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The bill will also call for a warning label for mobile phones, as a growing body of research around the world indicate potential links between long-term use and cancer

The bill comes after The Post’s report Tuesday outlining the growing controversy over cellphones and health. The story looks into the lobbying effort against bills across the country that would require warning and radiation data labels for cellphone retailers
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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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I'm not a fan of government oversight generally, but think this is a reasonable measure. Adverse health implications from extensive use of a device that emits radiation close to the brain makes sense, despite the fact that no conclusive studies have been conducted to date which can prove it.

Warning labels in general don't help much for the general population however, as the mandates for caloric/fat composition of food has coinsided with a massive increase in obesity in the general population. That being said, informed and responsible people have in fact used those lables to improve their health.

It will be interesting to see how this develops. In terms of clout, the entire wireless industry, including carriers and software providers are every bit as influencial as big Pharma and big Oil. When you think about the amount of juice Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Google, T-Mobile, Verizon and others are spending on influencing legislation, you can bet that the lobbying on these measures will be extreme.

Personally, I would rather have it easy to determine the radiation of the phone I am using rather than review the specifications.

In several years time it will be discovered that the manufactures of these phones knew that the radiation was not safe and pushed them anyway. It will parallel the tobacco business.

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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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I have totally been losing respect for Kucinich ever since wondering if he was another Ron Paul. Sure, cell phones might cause health issues.


But I thought I could expect more from him than this.

If he was not a supporter of the Federal Reserve and being born-into-enslavement, he would not be where he is. Writing about how my cell phone might hurt me.

[edit on 1-7-2010 by LostNemesis]



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