Mobile/cell phone sellers (vendors) in Berkely, California, will soon be required to provide a health warning with mobile phones. The warning could come in the form of either a handout with the phone, or a notice in the store. The notice will state:
“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (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.”
In a controversial move, the judge hearing the case has required that the sentence, “Children are more exposed to cell phone radio-frequency radiation than adults” be deleted from the warning because the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not acknowledged that children’s cell phone radiation exposure is greater than adults’ exposure.
While such a move fails to alert parents to the extra dangers of allowing children to use mobile phones and other similar wireless devices, it does at least warn all mobile phone users that their health is in danger from mobile phones.