New Law May Slow Cell Phone Cancer Epidemic
March 27, 2010
Supporters of a Maine bill which would require cell phone manufacturers to put warning labels on mobile phones say that ignoring the health risks of heavy cell phone use invites a cancer epidemic.
David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany, argued, "We can do nothing and wait for the body count. That's what happened with smoking."
The bill would make Maine the first state to mandate warnings that cell phones can cause brain cancer, especially among children.