It looks as though the message of Berkeley, California, filmmaker Kevin Kunze’s documentary Mobilize is getting through to lawmakers, starting in his hometown, as a bill to require retailers to provide health warnings on cell phones is introduced. Report from KALW San Francisco:
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Do you hold your cell phone against your ear? Your user manual probably warns against it.
Bret Bocook knew how to use a cell phone. So he didn’t bother to look at the instruction manual until five years ago – after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“I consider myself a very informed person,” he said. “And I still was not aware of the fact that I was effectively smoking three or four packs of cigarettes a day when I was using my cell phone for 20 years, as far as cancer risk.”
Bocook spoke at a San Francisco news conference a year after he collapsed in the shower because a brain tumor the size of a baseball had stopped his heart.