Portland, Maine (PRWEB) March 16, 2014
RF Safe has been following all the latest hearings on Cell Phone Radiation warning labels for several states across America. According to public records, On 3/11/2014 Maine’s House of Representatives has passed “The Wireless Information Act” with a House vote of 83 in favor and 56 opposed. http://www.mainelegislature.org/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?LD=1013&SessionID=10
Originally named the CHILDREN’S WIRELESS PROTECTION ACT, this bill will require all cell phones sold retail (for-profit) in Maine, by law will force cell phone manufacturer’s information about radio-frequency exposure (Cell Phone Radiation) to be plainly visible on the outside of the cell phone’s packaging.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford has taken several years to get where it has today. The honorable dedication to having labels to advise consumers of a heightened risk to children and advise all consumers to hold cell phones away from their heads when using them has paid off. The people of Maine should be very happy knowing their Representatives have taken such measures to protect the growing number of children cell phone users who may be putting themselves at great risk.
Soon cell phone users in Maine may see the following warning on labels for all cell phones sold in the state, putting a very serious focus on the manufacturer’s radiation safety warnings:
“RF EXPOSURE: To find information relating to radio-frequency exposure, refer to information supplied by the manufacturer,” and language directing consumers to the page or pages of the owner’s manual or other insert or location where the radio-frequency exposure guidelines or instructions or general information may be found.”
Not soon enough for some consumers, the law will take effect only after four other states, in addition to Maine, have adopted legislation requiring cell phone warning labels or cell phone packaging relating to radio-frequency radiation exposure.
It’s OK, Other States Have Taken Notice Too!
Hawaii Senator D-Sen. Josh Green of Kona, Ka‘u introduced Senate Bill SB 2571, a measure calling for cell phones sold in Hawaii to come with a prominent health warning — similar to what smokers see on the sides of cigarette packages to warn them of danger.
Sen. Green not only wants people to think about that electromagnetic radiation but also to change their cell phone habits because of it.
Senate Bill SB 2571 has already passed out of the Senate Health Committee in February 2014, and could be heard next by the Consumer Protection Committee very soon. If passed there it paves the way for Hawaii to be first state to put into effect laws requiring that consumers are made aware of potentially dangerous cell phone radiation emissions from wireless devices with cell phone radiation warning labels.
The city of San Francisco adopted a similar cellphone “right-to-know” law several years ago. But the city last year abandoned the law in a legal settlement because of opposition from the wireless industry being against it.
The wireless industry apparently does not want consumers to read the cellphone radiation safety warnings that cell phone manufacturers bury in very fine print within cell phone user manuals. Oregon, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, have also tried to adopt cell phone warning label laws but have been blocked by intense opposition from the cell phone industry.
John Coates Founded RF Safe (http://www.rfsafe.com) in 1998 long before most were aware of any risk from non-ionizing radiation. RF Safe specializes in reducing exposure to cell phone radiation by offering several innovative smartphone accessories to make using a cell phone safer.
Coates said, “The perfect combination for cell phone radiation safety is using an RF Safe Air-tube Headset and Flip Case Radiation Shield. The air tube headset lets users talk privately or enjoy listening to music without exposing their brain to microwave radiation. Equally important is the flip case that provides a shield between the user and cell phone whenever the front of the phone is facing them with cover closed- even when talking normally with the phone to their ear.”
RF Safe claims using an air-tube headset is the safest way to use a cell phone when speaker phone or texting isn’t an option. RF Safe has also made it easy for consumers to be extra safe by creating a safe cell phone accessory package.