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WARNING: Your Cell Phone Emits Radiation

Posted Sep 29 2009 10:16pm

The cellular telephone has to be one of the best inventions in history. Not only can we place wireless calls, but we can take photos, listen to music, connect to the internet, get direction s via GPS, email and text our friends, to name just a few of the functions. It is a vital part of the lives of most Americans and its use doesn't seem to be waning in popularity.

The questions is, does all this convenience have a cost?

After a day of heavy cell phone use, do you ever wonder about how it might affect your health? Do you find yourself switching ears often hoping you don't develop a tumor on one side??

Of course it is possible that there are serious dangers. Although there isn't enough data at this point to make any solid medical conclusions, we DO know that the cell phone, like the television and the computer, emits certain levels of radiation. Some cell phones emit a low amount and some emit a much higher amount. To date, electronics manufacturers have to comply with basic health and safety requirements by law but the FCC and FDA have not enacted a uniform radiation emission standard for all manufacturers.

In other words, we are on our own when it comes to cell phone radiation emissions.

Here is a link to that enables you to look up your cell phone to see its emission rate, compliments of the Environmental Working Group. You will also find cell phone research, information about how to protect yourself, and how to take action against the regulators who are way too relaxed in their review of cell phone safety.
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