Environmental Health Trust has released a document, titled “Worldwide Cell Phone Safety Recommendations and Policies—September 2011,” that spotlights a wide array of guidelines adopted in the United States and in nations around the world to prevent potential health risks from cell phone use.
The document summarizes safety measures in the United States including those adopted by the US Federal Communications Commission, as well as in California, Maine, Wyoming, Oregon, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. It continues with a look at international advisories adopted by Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Finland, France, United Kingdom and Russia. Completing the document is a roundup of jurisdictions that encourage limiting the use of cell phones by children, including India, Israel, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Korea, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Canada.
Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, President of Environmental Health Trust, said: “What is most striking about this list is the relative lack of action on the part of the United States compared to other countries in response to the latest scientific evidence of cell phones’ health effects. As we read about the extensive guidelines and measures instituted in various nations across the globe, it becomes ever more obvious that the US is lagging behind the rest of the developed world in instituting precautions for a major health crisis in the making.”
To access the complete document, please visit the following link:
To watch a video featuring physicians and scientists talking about their concerns about the potential hazards of cell phone use, please visit www.youtube.com/watchehtrust.