Subject: CELL PHONE ACTION ALERT — Dr.Keith Black, Cedars Sinai Hospital neurosurgeon is on CNN this weekend! ACTION NEEDED
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 23:42:30 -0700
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This is a personal call to action about a major public health issue — cell phone safety
I feel strongly that we need to insist on getting answers about whether cell phones are safe or not. Tonight, I watched Dr Sanjay Gupta, a CNN commentator, who happens to be a neurosurgeon, interview Dr. Keith Blake, a practicing neurosurgeon at Cedar Sinai Hospital in West Los Angeles who is widely respected as one of the most prominent U.S. brain cancer surgeons in the United States.
These two neurosurgeons expressed their strong concern about cell phone safety and went into great details in explaining what causes them to speak out. Dr. Keith Black, who treated the Johnny Cochran, who died of brain cancer, said he believed all along that it was Cochran’s use of a cell phone that triggered his brain cancer. The interview covered much more than that. You can see it online at http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/ . CNN will be covering this issue more over this coming weekend.
CNN’s coverage is timely. The California State Legislature is poised to vote on a cell phone labelling bill next week. The International Agency on Research on Cancer will be discussing cel phone research next week and plans to render an opinion to the World Health Organization as to whether the type of microwave radiaiton used by cell phones, smart phones, WIFi networks, and antennas, etc. is cancer causing or now. The FCC is currently proposing to do away with landline phones. Concerned scientists agree there is sufficient evidence to call for more precaution and lower exposure standards while meanwhile, independantly sponsored science can aggressively seek the answers to the open question: is it safe?
With almost 300 million people using cell phones routinely in the US., isn’t it about time to find out for sure and address the concerns Dr. Black and so many others world wide are pointing to?
I appreciate Dr. Black’s willingness to speak out and also appreciate Dr. Gupta and CNN’s continuing coverage over the past decade, which is almost as long as most people have ever owned one.
You can take personal action by educating your self and protecting your self and especially your children. I initiated the Campaign for Safer Cell phones in 2010 with Dr. Devra Davis. You can see the educational videos I made for teens and young children on cell phone safety, under a grant from the California Endowment on behalf of the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety by going to: http://www.environmentalhealthtrust.org/content/videos-change.
Contact California State Legislation next Monday to ask for their vote on AB 932, even if you are not a California resident.
Please pay attention. Details below were developed by Ellie MArks whose husgband Alan has a brain tumor that doctors believe was caused by his long term use of a cell phone. Let me hear from you.
Founder, Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc.
Contact the senators below and implore upon them to vote yes on SB 932 (cell phone safety law) EVEN IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. No need for your address- just fax a short note to them NOW (email ok but less effective). Pass this along to all of your contacts– this may be the most critical health catastrophe we ever face.
We are currently working on legislation in many cities and states and their legislators are anxiously waiting to see what happens in California. Thus, this will affect YOU and your families.
Simply state: Vote yes on sb932 so consumers will be informed, at point of sale, to read the deceptively hidden safe use instructions required by the FCC.
And tell the senators no amount of money is worth exposing your children and grandchildren to excessive cell phone radiation. Thank you.
Some state senators who voted no last year were top recipients of telecom industry campaign contributions. We cannot allow that to happen again this year. The public should be outraged.
TELL CALIFORNIA SENATORS TO VOTE YES ON SB 932
Please fax a letter to all of the State Senators who voted NO last year on Leno’s previous bill. This year’s bill is now more globally palatable. It’s now a simple disclosure requirement at the point of sale stating:
|“This device emits radiofrequency energy. Consult the user’s manual for additional information on safe use”|
Mobile telecom industry has been actively disseminating extremely disingenuous information. Blackberry, for example, markets their products to users telling them to “keep your friends in your pocket” while in the fine print buried in their user’s manual, users are informed of the vital FCC required safety information: “keep the phone 0.98 inches away from the body, especially the lower abdomen of teenagers and the abdomen of pregnant women” in order to not exceed the FCC safety exposure guidelines!
We need 21 Democratic Senators (Republicans vote no automatically unless you can work some magic!) to be accountable with a YES vote. We especially need to confront the Senators that are listed as being the top recipients of Telecommunications Industry campaign contributions[i] and have them vote yes to enact this into CA Code so the critically needed Right-to-Know SAFE USE INFO is more prominently communicated to users of the devices.
Please FAX your letters demanding a YES vote on SB 932 to all of the Senators in the following Table:
|CA Democratic Senator||District Office||SB 1212 in 2010 vote||TelephoneFax
|Alex Padilla||Van Nuys||new||916-651-4020fax- 916-324-6645|
|Roderick Wright||Inglewood, Long Beach||NO||916-651-4025fax 916-445-3712|
|Curren Price||Los Angeles||NO||916-651-4026fax 916-445-8899|
|Kevin deLeon||Los Angeles||NO||916-651-4022fax 916-327-8817|
|Christine Kehoe||San Diego||Abstained at EQ hearing 5/9/11||916-651-4039fax- 916-327-2188|
|Lou Correa[ii]||Santa Ana||NO||916 -651-4034fax 714-558-4111|
[i] according to: Maplight.org “Money and Politics” http://maplight.org/california/interest/C4000 based on contributions for the last four years of available data, Jan 1, 2007 – Dec 31, 2010, including contributions to state-wide campaigns.
[ii] Low eco vote rating Based on California League of Conservation Voters Environmental scorecard rating http://www.ecovote.org/sites/default/files/clcv-scorecard-2010.pdf
Thank you, Ellie Marks
- Dr. Gupta Reports on Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Cancer (shoppingblog.com)
- Join EFF in Supporting California Bill That Requires Police to Get a Warrant Before Searching Cell Phones (eff.org)
- Gupta: Cell phones, brain tumors and a wired earpiece (ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
- WHO to assess cell phones’ link to cancer (ctv.ca)