City passes ordinance warning of cancer risks with cell phones

Demonstrating the tenacity of fear and junkscience, and why we don’t want bureaucrats making health decisions for us, a city in Florida just passed a resolution — unanimously — to warn residents that their cell phones could be dangerous and give them cancer.

City warns of cell phone link to cancer

The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A newly passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device. “A lot of scientific data has to be done with it and the ordinance is kind of generic but it makes people aware,” said Pines mayor Frank Ortis.

Pines resident Jimmy Gonzalez had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time. “I kept getting headaches,” Gonzalez said. “One day I realized I hold my cell phone with the same hand, up against this ear and when I was done, I would put it in to these pockets.”

Gonzalez spoke before the Pines City commission last month to encourage them to consider the resolution, which passed unanimously…

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10 responses to “City passes ordinance warning of cancer risks with cell phones

  1. “We worry about all aspects of life in our great city,” no doubt spoken with all the fervor of a true totalitarian to justify taking over every aspect of other peoples’ lives. Ironically, some of the earliest research into the effects of RF at cellphone frequencies and power levels was done just up the road at Motorola’s facility in Plantation, in the mid-70s. The conclusion then, as now, was that there was no measurable effect.

    • Westchester Bill

      Some, such as the United nations, use only epidemiological studies as evidence into the power line and cell phone risks. I am saddened because the very basic laws of physics, namely that longer wavelength radiation used for cell phones and electric fields from Power lines can not affect human tissue aside from a de minimis heating. Either modern science is terribly wrong or UN type studies are idiotic.

  2. Tyranny begins in City Hall and migrates upward if it is allowed to stand.

  3. Best protection against cancer, don’t grow old.

  4. With the current progress in biochemistry and oncology, we will be able to cure cancer long before we are able to cure stupidity.

  5. Stupidity and drug resistant bacteria seem to have much in common. The more information available…..

  6. ““One day I realized I hold my cell phone with the same hand, up against this ear and when I was done, I would put it in to these pockets.”

    There you have the sum of the science behind this in one sentence.

    City council has WAY too much time on their hands. Maybe the residents should offer a resolution to disincorporate their town.

  7. Next – do these people realize that AC power in the home produces an electromagnetic field! It may be time to ban electricity for imbeciles who believe junk science.

  8. “A lot of scientific data has to be done with it and the ordinance is kind of generic but it makes people aware,” said Pines mayor Frank Ortis.

    I don’t even know what this means.

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