Repairs Not iPads -- "The LAUSD LEAKED ELI BROAD PLAN REVEALS HOSTILE TAKE OVER OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS Frustrated by voters and democratic institutions not bending to his will, Broad memo outlines push to recruit billionaires to fund plans to control a 50% 'market share' of Los Angeles Unified public schools."
"The Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology of the 127th Maine State
Legislature will hold a public hearing on the "Cellular Telephone Labeling Act"
(LD 883) on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 AM in Room 211 of the Cross Building.
The bill requires cell phone manufacturers that include safety notifications in their owner's manuals to ensure that the phone's packaging includes these safety notifications or a label indicating where the safety notifications may be found in the owner's manual.
The bill prohibits retailers from selling phones without the appropriate labels. It requires manufacturers to provide the safety notifications to retailers at no cost to the retailers. It prohibits retailers from selling phones that do not bear the following label warning that the device emits radiofrequency electromagnetic fields:
"This device emits radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Avoid direct contact."
"The new study, from Germany, a replication of an earlier experiment, also from Germany, found that weak cell phone signals can promote the growth of tumors in mice. It used radiation levels that do not cause heating and are well below current safety standards. Complicating matters even further, lower doses were often found to be more effective tumor promoters than higher levels; in effect, turning the conventional concept of a linear dose-response on its head."
Wireless routers get warning signs at Suffolk County buildings
by David M. Schartz
"According to the resolution sponsored by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), Suffolk information technology staff will have to label all locations of wireless routers with a sign such as "Notice:Wireless technology in use."
Review the Suffolk County Resolution on Wireless Routers here.
"On November 18, the Berkeley City Council adopted a referral to the City Manager on a 7-2 vote. The referral asks the City Manager to draft a cell phone "right to know" ordinance."
Once this ordinance is enacted, Berkeley will become the first city in the nation to require cell phone retailers to provide those who purchase a new phone an informational fact sheet. Retailers will be required to provide the fact sheet to those who purchase a cell phone which informs them to read the user manual to learn the cell phone's minimum separation distance from the body."
"Under a proposed city ordinance, every new mobile phone sold in town would carry a sticker advising that the World Health Organization has deemed transmissions from cell phones a “possible” cause of brain cancer. Berkeley could become the first city in the United States to require such a warning, but the ordinance will likely face a formidable legal challenge."
View the Berkeley Ordinance here. This document is also available from NACST's Resource Documents / Government / Municipal section.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated it's frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding Cell Phones and Health webpage. They were recommending using cell phones with caution but have now gotten 'cold feet'. The CDC's webpage http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/cell_phones._FAQ.html
"A Washington D.C. superior court ruled that five scientific expert witnesses can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors allegedly caused or promoted by cell phone use..." This decision represents a very significant development.