The data was kept under wraps by California state officials—until now.
Last week, a superior court judge ordered the state of California to release data pertaining to the risks of long-term cell phone use. The report was compiled by the state’s Environmental Health Investigations branch, and is thought to contain warnings on the dangers of cell phone radiation and recommendations for what the public should do.
You’d think that state health officials would want the public to have this information, but the state refused requests to release the report. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, sued to have the information made available.
Moskowitz said the state refused to turn over the data because it “[claimed]that this would lead to chaos and confusion among the public. I suspect that they were afraid of the reaction from the telecommunications industry should they publish this document. In fact, they even argued that in their brief.”
It remains unclear whether California will release the report or appeal the judge’s decision.
This wouldn’t be the first report discussing the dangers of microwave radiation from cell phones and other devices. Cell phones have been linked to brain damage, early-onset Alzheimer’s, senility, DNA damage, and even sperm die-offs.
There are radiation shields you can buy, and using the speaker function is always a good idea instead of continually gluing it to your ear. In addition, putting it on airplane mode when it is in your pocket will protect other sensitive parts of your anatomy.
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