For the past few years we have all heard the reports about how cell phone use could cause brain cancer. The battle and debate frustrated some users who were not sure who to believe. On one hand we have the studies that claim harm from cell phones that could cause brain caner and on the other side the cell phone industry that claims the phones are safe.
Now we have a new situation to deal with. It seems that one state legislator in Maine actually wants a warning on cell phones. Not to be out done, the Mayor of San Francisco wants his city to be the first to require the warnings. In one article it also states the following information:
The Federal Communications Commission, which maintains that all cell phones sold in the U.S. are safe, has set a standard for the “specific absorption rate” of radio frequency energy, but it doesn’t require handset makers to divulge radiation levels.
“Although research has not consistently demonstrated a link between cellular telephone use and cancer, scientists still caution that further surveillance is needed before conclusions can be drawn,” according to the Cancer Institute’s Web site.
It seems to me that until there is concrete proof that the phones actually do in fact cause brain cancer, why even bother.
So let me ask you. Do our cell phones need this warning or is it just a waste of time?