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Time to Drop That Call? New Book Outlines Radiation Risks With Cell Phones

Scientist and author Devra Davis, who in her 2007 work “The Secret History of the War on Cancer” took doctors and industry to task for playing down environmental factors behind the disease, is now zeroing in on the hazards of cell phones.

The full title of her new book — “Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family” — reflects her views about the potential harm.

Not everyone shares those concerns. Just last month the Federal Communications Commission quietly dropped its longtime recommendation that cell phone buyers look for models with lower levels of radiation emissions. The agency said that emissions are not a reliable measure of potential risk and that all FCC-approved cell phones meet safety standards.

For its part, the CTIA, the trade group for¬†the wireless¬†industry, declined to comment on “Disconnect.”

But Davis, in an interview with Salon.com, raised several points:

As for Davis’ own cell phone use, she describes herself as “a big user.” But, she said, “I text, and use speakerphone or an earpiece. I don’t keep the phone on my body or in my pocket.”

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