Government to Fund Study of the Health Effects of Cell Phone Use

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-Jul-2010

By Catherine Bertram

In The Hill’s (7/1) "Healthwatch" blog, Mike Lillis notes that, "Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Wednesday said he’ll soon introduce legislation to monitor the health effects of cell phone use." The bill would "launch a national research program to study any such effects." Kucinich, who chairs the House Oversight Committee’s subpanel on domestic policy, said that "the research to find clearer answers shouldn’t be left in the hands of the phone companies themselves."

Kucinich explained that "We need a first-class research program to give us answers. Until we know for sure, a labeling law will ensure that cell phone users can decide for themselves the level of risk that they will accept. Obviously, cell phone companies should not be the ones making that decision for us."

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