Warning issued against the cellphone radiation hazards by The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week. Cellphones are the most addicted electronic device today. Along with the pros there are also cons of using it. the major one is the leaking of electromagnetic radiations. So California has come forward with certain measures to safeguard the public.
The CDPH advises people to minimize the use of the cellphones when not needed. The CDPH director Dr. Karen Smith said “Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones.”
This measure was taken after going through the findings made from the 2009 department document, which was an order published from the Sacramento Superior Court.
12 months ago, UC Berkeley professor Joel Moskowitz had started a lawsuit to release the outcome of the research he was making on whether the extensive use of cellphone causes risk of tumors. A rough draft of the research made was released in March.
After this release, Moskowitz told to local news station KCRA that “The cellphone manufacturers want you to keep a minimum distance away from your body and you should find out what that distance is. f you keep the device by your body you will exceed the safety limits provided by the FCC.”
There is no national standard for any safety measures as per the Federal Communication Commission’s website. But the agency wants the cellphone manufacturers to have a “objective limits for safe exposure.”
There are certain recommendation made by CDPH for the safety of the people. There are as follows: avoid keeping phones in pocket, keeping use low if there are two bars or less, avoid keeping the phone up to the ear for a long time, avoiding phone contact near body while sleeping, also to be aware that when we are in a fast moving vehicle, the phone emits more RF energy to maintain the network constant.
There were certain more organizations as well like Connecticut Department of Public Health who highlighted the danger of prolonged contact with cellphones in May 2015.
But Moskowitz said in a statement that the state and federal agencies have not contiued their research. He also added “The preponderance of the research indicates that cell phone radiation poses a major risk to health.”
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