• 02 SEP 07
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    #791: From the Phonics Plus Five Blog by Dr. Marion Blank

    Your Cell Phone! Have You Been Wondering About How Safe It Is?

    Dr. Marion Blank

    My work with children brings me into steady contact with parents who are savvy about health issues and keen to provide the best for their families. So I have become accustomed to a scenario that often follows their answering a call on their cell phones. As they start to put the device away, they stop and ask, “By the way, do you know anything about the safety of these things? I’ve heard a lot of stuff but I just don’t know.”If you are one of those parents, there is a new website that you will find to be an invaluable resource–for understanding not only cell phones but the many other electrical devices that pervade our lives. It is http://www.bioinitiative.org and it offers the BioInitiative Report.Don’t be put off by the title which has a lot of heavy sounding multi-syllable words ( A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields). It has been designed to contain a section specifically aimed at the general public. Here is some of the opening material from that section:
    “You cannot see it, taste it or smell it, but it is one of the most pervasive environmental exposures in industrialized countries today. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or electromagnetic fields (EMFs) …. . Based on new studies, there is growing evidence among scientists and the public about possible health risks associated with these technologies.”The issue is fascinating, important and challenging. If your goal is to become an informed consumer and citizen, this is a great site to turn to.

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