Issues

April 18th , 2012
EHT Releases Worldwide Cell Phone Radiation Safety Recommendations and Policies

Environmental Health Trust has released a document, titled “Worldwide Cell Phone Safety Recommendations and Policies—September 2011,” that spotlights a wide array of guidelines adopted in the United States and in nations around the world to prevent potential health risks from cell phone use. The document summarizes safety measures in the United States including those adopted […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Health Trust Questions New Study Claiming No Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Link Among Children and Adolescents

JACKSON, WY — July 27, 2011 – A study published July 27 in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute concludes that children and adolescents who use cell phones are not at an increased risk of brain cancer compared to their peers who do not use cell phones. Between 2004 and 2008, Martin Roosli, PhD, […]

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ElectromagneticHealth.org: San Francisco City Council Approves Amended Cell Phone Ordinance

The San Francisco City Council voted today to pass an amended cell phone disclosure ordinance. The original “right-to-know” ordinance was passed a year ago, but was held up by a lawsuit from the Telecom industry. On July 11, 2011, San Francisco’s City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee voted 3-0 in support of the amended ordinance. […]

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ABC: Cellphone companies have to give customers info in SF

Cellphone companies will have to start giving customers in San Francisco more information about the possible dangers of radiation. Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Supervisors passed a law that requires cellphone makers to include fact sheets warning people about the amount of radiation each handset emits. Read the rest of the article: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8260300

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The Washington Post: San Francisco Passes Law Requiring Radiation Warnings For Cell Phones

“Cell phones cause cancer.” “No they don’t!” “Yes they do.” “No they don’t!“ Back and forth it goes, like the world’s slowest game of tennis. One study spends 6 months proving that cell phones turn you into a giant walking tumor, and another pops up showing that cell phones cause nothing but an increased need […]

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SFGate: Supervisors back scaled-down cell phone notification law

Retailers would have to notify customers that the cell phones they sell emit radiofrequency energy that is absorbed by the head and body, and provide information on how people can limit that exposure, under legislation given a preliminary OK today by the Board of Supervisors. Read the rest of the article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cityinsider/detail?entry_id=93531#ixzz1Sh7U2H5B

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The Bay Citizen: San Francisco Passes Cellphone Radiation Law

Avalos says measure could “save lives,” while wireless industry calls it “unnecessary yet harmful” San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation aimed at helping consumers reduce their exposure to cellphone radiation, a move that industry groups denounced but that Supervisor John Avalos said could “perhaps save lives.” The new law revises a measure passed […]

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NEWSLETTER: San Francisco Unanimously Upholds Cell Phone Radiation ‘Right to Know’ Law Despite Industry Opposition

Law Received Strong Support from the Environmental Health Trust With strong support from Environmental Health Trust and other public health experts, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today 11-0 to improve and strengthen the nation’s first cell phone radiation law, in spite of legal intimidation and threats from the cell phone industry. After the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco Unanimously Upholds Cell Phone Radiation ‘Right to Know’ Law Despite Industry Opposition

San Francisco, July 19, 2011 – With strong support from Environmental Health Trust and other public health experts, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today 11-0 to improve and strengthen the nation’s first cell phone radiation law, in spite of legal intimidation and threats from the cell phone industry. After the city passed the […]

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NEWSLETTER: Allan Frey and the Inconvenient Truth About Radio Frequency Radiation

In 1960, neuroscientist Allan Frey, then with Cornell University’s General Electric Advanced Electronics Center, became curious about the impact on the nervous system of electromagnetic fields moving at the speed of light. Long before cell phones were commercialized, his findings would eventually prove that radio frequency radiation has a measurable effect on the brain—and attempts […]

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