From Louis Slesin, Editor of Microwave News:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention —CDC— has become the first U.S. health agency to call for precaution in the use of cell phones.
“Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use,” the CDC states on its Web site’s FAQ About Cell Phones and Your Health. It follows up with a call for more research to answer the unresolved cancer question.
The recommendation was posted on the CDC’s Web site on or before, June 9. It passed mostly unnoticed until a few days ago when Joel Moskowitz, who writes a blog on Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, sent out a press release announcing the news.
“I am pleased to see that the CDC, the lead public health action agency in the United States, is reassuming its leadership role by warning the public about this health risk,” he said in an interview with Microwave News. Moskowitz is the director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
David Carpenter, one of the very few other public health figures who have been urging precaution on RF radiation, offered a more contained response. “Small progress, but progress!” he told us in an e-mail. Carpenter is the director of SUNY Albany’s Institute for Health and the Environment.
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