A Maine representative wants to make the state the first to require a brain cancer warning on wireless phones, despite the fact that there's no conclusive evidence to show that cell phones cause any sort of long-term damage.
Maine Rep. Andrea Boland (D-Sanford) claims that numerous studies point to cancer as a long-term effect of utilizing a cell phone, and is asking her colleagues to allow discussion of the proposal in the January 2010 legislative session. Under her bill, manufacturers would be required to place labels on devices and packaging warning of the potential for brain cancer, claiming that the 950,000 cell phone users in her state "do not know what the risks are."
Boland does own a wireless device, but she holds it away from her ear when she talks, and keeps it turned off unless she's expecting a call. Though Maine would be the first state to pass such legislation, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has been working to pass similar legislation in his city.
Via: Yahoo! Tech