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GQ Magazine Features Article -Warning: Cell Phones May Be Hazardous to your Health

Author Chris Ketcham spent a year investigating the article Warning: Cell Phones May be Hazardous to your Health, featured in the February 2010 edition of GQ magazine. The pictures accompanying the article compare a  small cell phone to a package of cigarettes.  The piece covers some of the history of the research on electromagnetic radiation, a story of an investment banker and his colleagues who are diagnosed with brain tumors, and the politics surrounding this controversial issue. For example,  Environmental Protection Agency scientist, Carl Blackman who studied the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation lost funding for his research. Blackman stated, "a decision was made to stop the civilian agencies from looking too deeply into the nonthermal health effects from exposure to EM fields." Ketcham writes, "there are multiple reports, mostly out of Europe's premier research institutions, of cell-phone and PDA use being linked to "brain aging," brain damage, early-onset Alz­heimer's, senility, DNA damage, and even sperm die-offs." Read the full article at:

January 2010 - Prevention Magazine features article on electromagnetic fields including cell phones and cell phone towers.

December 22, 2009 CNBC Interview with Lloyd Morgan Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S.; Andrea Boland, (D-ME); Stewart Fleishman, MD, Continuum Cancer Centers of NY and NBC's Brian Mooar. They discuss the proposed cell phone warning label that will be introduced in Maine by state representative Andrea Boland. 

December 20, 2009 - Maine to consider brain cancer warning on cell phone packaging. See the video vault for a link to an interview on CNBC about this breaking news.
December 16, 2009 - The Federal Communications Commission has offered new recommendations for those who would like to take precautions regarding cell phone use.  Although it's website states that no scientific evidence shows a direct link between cell phone use and cancer or other illnesses, it acknowledges that some groups recommend taking precautions.  You can read the information from the FCC at
December 15, 2009 - City of San Francisco is considering mandating warning labels on cell phones