In September 2012, Jackson, Wyoming Mayor Mark Barron issued a proclamation declaring October to be Cell Phone Awareness month.
“TOWN OF JACKSON PROCLAMATION
DECLARING OCTOBER CELL PHONE AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS, more people use cell phones today than ever before because
of their convenience and portability; and,
WHEREAS, the Jackson Town Council considers the health and welfare
of the citizens of the Town a priority; and
WHEREAS, research studies have linked the use of cell phones to brain
cancer and other illnesses because radiation is absorbed by the body as a cell
phone sends out its signal; and,
WHEREAS, these risks may be greater for children than adults because
their skulls are thinner and their brains and bodies are smaller; and,
WHEREAS, phones emit more radiation in weak signal areas as they
attempt to connect to a tower; and,
WHEREAS, simple steps such as holding the phone farther away from
your ear, turning off your phone when not in use, checking the specific
absorption rate of your phone, and using a headset significantly reduces the
radiation absorbed into your body; and,
WHEREAS, cell phones are important for communication and safety
reasons, but all people, and especially parents of young children, should be
aware of how to reduce risks from cell phone use.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mark Barron, Mayor of the Town of Jackson do
hereby declare the month of October, 2010 as Cell Phone Awareness Month
and, in so doing, urge citizens to become aware of the risks associated with
prolonged cell phone use and to take steps necessary to mitigate these risks to
themselves and the children in their care.
DATED THIS 20th
Day of September, 2010.
TOWN OF JACKSON
Mark Barron, Mayor
Roxanne Robinson, Town Clerk”