For the first time in history, California health officials are issuing warnings to cellphone users, as California’s Department of Public Health has released guidelines with regard to how to avoid harmful cellphone radiation. So, it’s now official: cellphones are bad for you, mkay?
Joke aside, here’s Dr. Karen Smith with the California Department Of Public Health:
“We recognize that there are a lot of people in the general public that have some concerns about their cellphones and whether using a cellphone is safe.
“When you sleep, you keep the cellphone at least arm’s length away from your body. And also, not carrying your cellphone in your pocket, having it either in your purse or not carrying it with you.”
According to the latest research data, cellphone radiation increases the risk of tumors and brain cancer, together with provoking headaches, low sperm count, impaired hearing, memory and sleep.
Here’s Dr. Joel Moskowitz at UC Berkeley on the radiation issue:
Currently we’re not doing a good job in regulating radiation from these devices. In fact, we’re doing an abysmal job.”
Dr. Joel Moskowitz is nothing short of a hero, as he sued the Department of Public Health back in 2009 for their refusal to release the data about cellphone radiation, and last spring he won the case in court.
“People are being injured and harmed by the delay in having this information accessible to them,”
said the good doctor. However, what’s very strange is that Dr. Karen Smith was asked if California health officials would describe cellphones as being dangerous to one’s health. She said in a very cognitive-dissonance kind of way:
“Not at all. Our position is that the science is evolving.”
i.e. science is never settled, except for anthropogenic (as in man-made) global warming/climate change, right?