The AAP sent letters to our government officials stating that:
"The AAP strongly supports H.R. 6358's emphasis on examining the effects of radiofrequency (RF) energy on vulnerable populations, including children and pregnant women. In addition, we are pleased that the bill would require the consideration of those effects when developing maximum exposure standards. Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child's brain compared to an adult's brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults," wrote AAP President Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP.
Download the AAP letterin Support Here.
Read the Representatives Kucinich's Press ReleaseHere.
Read Environmental Working Group's Press ReleaseHere.
"To examine, label, and communicate adverse human biological effects associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones and other wireless devices, and for other purposes."
Hearings in 2009 provided expert testimony to Congress. Please click on the pictures to your left to watch videos from CSPAN.
Big Week for Cell Phone Radiation Legislation Dr. Moskowitz Press Release
It received strong support from many organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although it did not make it out of committee, it serves an excellent of example of legislation needed in the United States.
Most parents think that the actions the law would have initiated are already in place in this country. Sadly, these safeguards are not in place and we parents must call for the reintroduction of this legislation.
H.R. 6358 was introduced by Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich. This legislation called for:
Library of Congress Summary
Written by the Congressional Research Service
Cell Phone Right to Know Act - Requires the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:
(1) conduct or support a comprehensive research program to determine whether exposure to electromagnetic fields from mobile communication devices causes adverse biological effects in humans, including vulnerable subpopulations such as children, pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems and hypersensitivity reactions, men and women of reproductive age, and the elderly;
(2) disseminate research results to the general public; and
(3) report findings and conclusions to Congress.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a graduate educational loan repayment program and authorize national awards for researchers in such fields.
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 with respect to the prohibition on state or local government zoning regulation of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radiofrequency emissions. Excludes from such prohibition state or local regulation based on the adverse human health effects of emissions of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.