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Maine’s cell phone radiation awareness bill, “The Wireless Information Act (LD 1013),” died today because the House of Representatives failed to enact it on a 77-60 vote. Although this is usually a routine matter after a bill has been approved by both the House and Senate, I’ve been informed that industry lobbyists killed the bill by co-opting the House leadership.
Besides Maine, Industry lobbyists have killed cell phone radiation awareness bills in at least four other states including California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Why does the cellular industry continue to hide from the public the RF safety information contained in the cell phone user manuals? Isn’t this short-sighted from the perspective of product liability? Why isn’t this industry concerned about public safety?