A nonprofit organization called the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "stop flip-flopping and acknowledge and publicize the risks of cell phone radiation." What the EHT ultimately wants is for the FCC to force cell phone makers to slap a warning label on their devices.
"In terms of awareness of microwave radiation risks from cell phones, the U.S. is far behind other countries, including Switzerland, Israel, France, and Germany," says EHT founder Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH. "These nations require cell phone makers to publicize radiation rates directly on phones sold to their citizens, provide special labeling for low radiation phones, and restrict their use by children, who are more vulnerable to radiation."
Cell phone radiation continues to be a controversial topic that pops up from time to time. Back in the summer of 2010, CITA, a group representing mobile phone operators, sought to block an ordinance that requires retailers to post information about the Specific Absorption Rate for phones they sell. Prior to that, The Environment Working Group released a chart showing which mobile phones emit the most radiation.