The “Berkeley Cell Phone Right To Know Ordinance” requires mobile phone retailers in the USA city of Berkeley to post this notice:
"The City of Berkeley requires that you be provided the following notice: To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”
The USA Supreme Court rejected the cell phone industry challenge to the Berkeley ordinance.
"The court agreed that our precious First Amendment guarantees that we have the right to know that cell phones emit radiation and that levels can be exceeded when phones contact the body. Astonishingly, the industry argued that compelling them to provide information about tested distances set for large adults denied their right to keep this information hidden as part of their right to free speech.
Investigations at FCC accredited labs by the Chicago Tribune, the law firm of Fegan Scott, and CBC Broadcasting, as well as tests of hundreds of phones by the French government disclosed that the Berkeley advice may well understate exposures. Some of the most popular smartphones emit up to 11 times as much radiation as permitted under outdated FCC radiation exposure guidelines when tested against the body."
The industry went to a lot of expense to try and stop this information from being placed in plain view. It is your right to be made fully aware of this safety requirement! Why was there such strong industry opposition to having this safety information placed in plain sight?
The chart below shows how dramatically microwave wireless frequency radiation exposure levels increase, when an adult male places one of the tested smartphones against their body. The microwave wireless frequency radiation exposure levels would be even greater for most women, as their body size is smaller than the "Reference Man" body size that is used for testing.
“Reference man is defined as being between 20-30 years of age, weighing 70 kg, is 170 cm in height, and lives in a climate with an average temperature of from 10°C to 20°C. He is a Caucasian and is a Western European or North American in habitat and custom.”
Children are not small adults, their biology and physical size are very different from adults. Here I provided an extract from page two of a research article, link below.
"The use of cell phone in children is dangerous due to the closer proximity of the mobile phone to their brain compared to adults; the average RF exposure from its use is higher by a factor of 2 in a child’s brain and by a factor of 10 in the bone marrow of the skull.
Brain and bone marrow have a higher conductivity in children than in adults and receive a higher energy deposition from RF sources. With age, the bone marrow progressively incorporates more fat, and the bone itself increases in thickness, hardens, and loses water over time, thus making the tissues less vulnerable."
The statement of 11 times the radiation exposure limit if used against the body, in the Berkeley Ordinance article above, is for a large adult male body size. This means the child dose equivalent above the USA regulatory limit would be much much greater, because their body size and head size is much smaller than a large adult male.
Extrapolating from the information provided in the research paper, it would mean that children, using some of the most popular smartphones, would potentially be exposed to, an equivalent of 11 X 2, or 22 times above the regulatory limit for their brains, and 11 X 10, or 110 times greater for their skull bone marrow!
Every parent should be socked by the revelation that these safety tests are based on a large adult male body size, and do not in any way provide a safety guide for children!
Research Article Link: (The full article can be downloaded as a PDF if you click the download PDF button, at the top left of the page, under the article heading.)
Recent press release by Phone Gate France.
Here you will find samples of the manufacturer's safety instructions. Most people don't even realize these safety Instructions are in the device manual.
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