Mark Lerner
Mark Lerner

December 20, 2012

You Gotta Fight For Your Right... To Know

There seems to be a paradigm shift occuring in the way people use, and think about, mobile phones. 

We recently reported a string of legislative, municipal and individual developments that are leading more and more people to acknowledge atleast the possibility of radiation risk from cellphones. Most recently we told you about Pembroke Pines Florida, which has enacted a law requiring that consumers be warned about radiation levels when buying a phone.

International legal precedents have also recently been set. An Italian man was recently awarded compensation by the supreme court for a tumor he claimed to have developed from the excessive use of mobile phones required for his job.

Amid all these growing concerns of a possible connection between cell phones and braincancer, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has endorsed The Cell Phone Right to Know Act. The Act, which is sponsored by Rep Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, provides for cell phone radiation warnings on mobile phones. It would also create a new national research program to study cell phones and health and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update the outdated Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). In a letter to Rep. Kucinich informing him of the group’s endorsement, the AAP expressed concerns that exposure to cell phone radiation might be especially dangerous for pregnant woman and children.

So will you see any direct change from this act any time soon? Probably not. It is still a bill that hasn't passed through either houses of The United States Congress. However, this isn't only a first step, but more likely a second or third step towards more action and awarenes off the issue of mobile phone radiation exposure.

Regardless of the pace of the rest of the world in terms of mobile radiation awareness, we here at tawkon want to make sure you can use your phone as much as you want, worry free. 

With tawkon, you can keep talking knowing that whenever your phone's radiation spikes you will be alerted and given suggestions on how to minimize your exposure.


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