Do cell phones cause cancer?

Does radiation from your cell phone cause cancer?

The familiar debate is making headlines once again as cities across the U.S. consider legislation that would require cell phones to come with warnings.

San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsome, wants his city to be the first to have such warnings – a stance that’s putting the city at odds with the FCC and the multi-billion dollar business.

Newsome wants cell phone boxes to be labeled like cigarettes with what’s called the “radiation absorption rate” when sold.

Back on the east coast, a Maine legislator is calling for similar legislation.

It will be an uphill battle, however. The FCC says all cell phones sold in the U.S. are safe, and the American Cancer Society is on record saying cell phones are unlikely to cause cancer.

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  • by Keemo Sabe Location: Islandia on Dec 22, 2009 at 05:05 PM
    That was an excellent story! I'm going to come back here for a few days to see if the writer is a one-story wonder. I especially like the brevity. Thanks. S.
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