Maine legislator wants cell phones to carry cancer warnings
Monday, December 21, 2009
Earlier this month we noted San Francisco officials are considering whether the city should be the first in the country to require cell phone sellers to provide information about the amount of radiation each phone emits. Now we have an Associated Press report that a Maine legislator, Democrat Andrea Boland, “wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer.”
From the AP story:
Under Boland’s bill, manufacturers would have to put labels on phones and packaging warning of the potential for brain cancer associated with electromagnetic radiation. The warnings would recommend that users, especially children and pregnant women, keep the devices away from their head and body.