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Complaints about cell phone industry July 26, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Legal Issues.
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The cell phone industry now outpaces used car dealers with the most complaints registered nationally, according to the Better Business Bureau.

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1. cellphonesafety - July 26, 2006

The New York State Consumer Protection Board logged over 3,700 complaints about telephone and cellular phone billing and services, ranking it the industry with the second most complaints in 2003.

2. cellphonesafety - July 26, 2006

The above comments came from http://www.usnewswire.com/

3. cellphonesafety - July 27, 2006

What is FDA’s role concerning the safety of wireless phones?

Under the law, FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emitting consumer products such as wireless phones before they can be sold, as it does with new drugs or medical devices. However, the agency has authority to take action if wireless phones are shown to emit radiofrequency energy (RF) at a level that is hazardous to the user. In such a case, FDA could require the manufacturers of wireless phones to notify users of the health hazard and to repair, replace or recall the phones so that the hazard no longer exists.

Although the existing scientific data do not justify FDA regulatory actions, FDA has urged the wireless phone industry to take a number of steps, including the following:

* Support needed research into possible biological effects of RF of the type emitted by wireless phones;
* Design wireless phones in a way that minimizes any RF exposure to the user that is not necessary for device function; and
* Cooperate in providing users of wireless phones with the best possible information on possible effects of wireless phone use on human health

http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/qa.html#22


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