By Bob Katzen
This bill would require all mobile phones sold or leased to disclose, on product packaging, the following notice to consumers: “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 pocket or the phone is otherwise in contact with your body 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.”
“Information and knowledge are key to consumer safety, especially when it comes to children,” says sponsor Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Truro). “[The bill] would require disclosures on cell phone packaging that inform consumers of the potential risk of radio frequency exposure and advises cell phone users to review instructions to use their phone safely. Health should always be a priority, and as people, especially young people, spend significant time in close proximity to cell phones, this bill seeks to promote awareness around the safe use of cell phones.”