By Dr. David Eifrig
One Rule You Must Follow in 2018 If you enact just one rule in your home in the NewYear, let it be this: PUT DOWN YOUR CELLPHONE.
Last year, California’s Department of Public Health lost a major court case. Dr. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California-Berkeley, sued the department for withholding information that could be vital to the health of billions of people around the world. Dr. Moskowitz has spent years studying the health effects of cellphones. He’s not alone, either... Cellphones cause a host of problems, from eye strain to male infertility . And now there’s reason to think they could even kill you. In 2014, Dr. Moskowitz requested that the department release a set of guidelines for the safe use of cellphones. The department compiled the two-page document that year, but stamped it as a “Draft and Not for Public Release.” After he kept facing denials for releasing the information, Dr. Moskowitz sued the department.
The department claimed that the guidelines were a preliminary draft... As such, it wasn’t required to release the draft to the public. It stated that the agency wasn’t required to warn the public about unproven health risks. The agency didn’t want to cause “unnecessary panic.” It wanted to keep us in the dark. Thankfully, the Superior Court of Sacramento agreed that the public has a right to know. The idea that cellphones could give us cancer or other health problems started back when the first phones hit the market in 1984. Since then, anyone raising the alarm about health problems got labeled as a “truther,” “kook,” “attention-seeking alarmist,” or “conspiracy theorist.” Big Medicine, Big Brother, and Big Media all laughed them down. Until now. The release of this information adds to the growing pile of evidence that these ubiquitous
Cellphones cause a host of problems, from eye strain to male infertility. And now there’s reason to think they could even kill you.
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