“It’s time to start demanding safer cell phones from manufacturers and higher safety standards from U.S. regulators – not to try and remove them from society,” says Devra Davis, Ph.D., former epidemiology professor at University of Pittsburgh and author of Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family (Penguin Group).
As with any new technology, when cell phones were first introduced several decades ago, consumers and researchers worried they might pose some health risks. Through the years, the focus has been primarily on the impact of radiation emitted from the cell phone’s antenna as it transmits a wireless signal. Yet, after hundreds of studies have been published looking into the risks of this radiation, the verdict remains the same: Either cell phones will kill us or they won’t.
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Local residents have the right to oppose land permit applications for the construction of cell phone towers, said the Eastern District Court of Virginia in Alexandria last month.
On November 10th the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria upheld a decision by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to prevent construction of a cell phone tower at the Masonic Lodge on Fort Hunt Road. Cingular appealed the decision to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond last week.
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