October 31, 2005 11:13 AM PST

Supreme Court rejects cell phone radiation appeal

Class action lawsuits against cell phone makers like Nokia and Cingular over radiation emissions will be able to go forward.

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Lawyers are cripling the US
A close relative of mine was involved with the roll out of one of the first commercial cell networks. They in fact did _extensive_ studies to determine whether or not there would be any adverse affects to humans and found no reason to conclude that there would be.

These studies were based on the very high output devices (compared to today) of the late 70's and early 80's.

Another example of sleezeball lawyers trying to get rich. One can only wonder when something will truly be done to limit the adverse affects that out of control lawyers are having on the US. 2% of the US's GDP now goes to pay for lawyers and lawsuits.
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Ha. I have to laugh at that.
Let's first start with research of the 70's and 80's.
And then. The number of cellphones available to the consumer and towers in the 70's and 80's versus today. Much longer battery life now. Much longer talk times.
And then the effects of long-term exposure over time. (oh, being out in the sun isn't bad as long as you wear sunscreen (still SPF rating questionable) or close...yet look at the increase of melanoma over last 5 years.
Granted, some test mice, ergo humans, are not as susceptible to radiation as perceived. But longterm use, combined with other factors (distance user is to/from tower, other emmision-devices, daily use...) can actually be defined as harmful.

The farther the cellphone is from a tower, the more power it uses to send.

Rushing technology out for profit is how it all ends.
Posted by Below Meigh (249 comments )
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It's not just the lawyers....
... The lawyers couldn't get a suit off the ground if they didn't
have a surplus of clients who are budding paranoids. With just a
small bit of incompetent research and this cell phone FUD was

But people are people, and stupid things are done all the time.
Just look at the number of people who think that magnets on
their wrist, in their shoes, or taped to their water line are going
to make any difference at all in their lives.

Ol' P.T. Barnum sure was right.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Democratic Fundraiser 2006
Hehehe... suckers... open your wallets for the DNC.

You don't want to pay? OK, then the lawyers will win court mandated "tarrifs" on your cell, on your cheeseburger, on your gun, on your video games, whatever is making money at the time.

Bring out the victims! Its time for a puppet show...
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Where did this come from????
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Documents of the case in Supreme Court
Can anybody give a piece of advise. How to get the court documents of this case?

This is wery interesting court case and this will definitively have influence in the application of the safety criterias of the microwaves.
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