A few days ago, Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced H.R. 6358, called
the Cell Phone Right to Know Act. If passed, it would create a new
national research program to study the relationship between cell
phones and health, require an update of old Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR) numbers, and would by law force cell phone manufactures
to slap a warning label on their phones, telling about the
different radiation levels from each phone. You could say it's
like the warning label on cigarette packs that tell you that
smoking is bad for you and can lead to health risks.
Smoking has been proven to cause health problems; with cell
phones, however, there has been no scientific proof that ties cell
phone radiation exposure to causing health problems, at least not
yet. So if this proposed bill is passed, do you think it's fair to
have this warning label when there currently is no scientific
proof that cell phone usage causes health problems? Would you care
what the warning label on phones read? Would you take the phones'
SAR rating into consideration when purchasing? Would warning
labels consciously change your phone usage habits, like talking
less, texting more, or using headsets for calls? We like to know
your thoughts on this. Read the latest blog by CNET writer Donna
Tam, "Congressman introduces new bill for cell-radiation warning labels," and when you're ready, speak your mind. For those who are
curious as to exactly what SAR is and how each cell phone
radiation level rates, check out this updated cell phone radiation
chart by CNET editors Kent German and Lynn La.