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Weird Cell Phone Scare Bill

Posted 09-11-2012 at 03:07 PM by hydraMax
Updated 09-11-2012 at 03:10 PM by hydraMax
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We all accept the idea that gov. sometimes must step in to protect the health and welfare of the country, but I think that the recent "Cell Phone Right to Know Act" (H.R.6358) is rather overboard. The idea is to protect people from scary cell phone radiation by establishing, not just required cell phone labeling, but a host of associated regulations, and government research spending. The bill is 16 pages long and requires carriers to record and provide a host of detailed cell phone usage information to researchers, and puts the government in charge of "maximum exposure limits". Labeling will be required in the device software, on the packaging, and at every point of sale (including the Web site and the physical store). It requires the Secretary of Health and Human services to increase (as if the gov. wasn't spending enough) the size and number of related gov. research grants and career opportunities, appropriates $15,000,000 right away, and even establishes a loan repayment program for researchers "examining the relationship between electromagnetic fields and human health".

I'm thinking: let's stop wasting Federal time and money and focus on more important issues.

Text of bill:
https://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h6358/text
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