Thursday, January 4, 2018

California’s Cell Phone Safety Guidance: Media Coverage

December 23, 2017 update

To date more than 100 domestic and 130 foreign news stories have been published regarding the California Department of Public Health's cell phone radiation safety guidance. The safety warnings have received media coverage in 48 countries.

For more information about the cell phone safety document see my post, "Cell Phone Safety Guidance from the California Public Health Department."

Following are links to the news stories.


News Media Coverage
(Updated January 18, 2018)

Domestic

The Dark Side of Wireless Technology
Conan Milner, Epoch Times, Jan 9, 2018

More data emerges about radiation risks and smartphones
Tim Sandle, Digital Journal, Jan 9, 2018


California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation
Environment News Service, Jan 9, 2018

California Releases Cell Phone Radiation Reducing Guidelines
Blake Powers, KLUV (Dallas, TX), Jan 5, 2018
Russel Davis, Natural News, Jan 4, 2018

B.N. Frank, Activist Post, Jan 4, 2018

Boundaries for the Internet of Things: How to Control Our Connectedness
Daphne Stanford, Cultural Weekly, Jan 3, 2018

Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star (CA), Jan 2, 2018

How to Decrease Exposure to Your Smartphone's Radiation
Matt D'Angelo, Business News Daily, Jan 2, 2018

20 Odd Facts About the Smartphones in Our Pockets

Nina Zipkin, Entrepreneur, Jan 2, 2018


The Important Reason You Shouldn’t Sleep with Your Phone in the Bed
Brooke Nelson, Reader's Digest, Jan 1, 2018

A California public health report suggests that cellphone exposure is bad for us — but the scientific community isn't so sure
Stephen Schmidt, Public Radio International, Dec 31, 2017

Arianna Gael, File Hippo News, Dec 28, 2017

New guidance issued for avoiding cell phone radiation
Bob Segall, WTHR (Indianapolis, IN), Dec 26, 2017

California to mobile phone owners: use a headset to avoid radiation
Brittany A Roston, Slash Gear, Dec 26, 2017

Editorial: Smartphone users should minimize risk
San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board, Dec 24, 2017 (print edition, Dec 26, 2017)

California takes a first step on cellphone health hazard
Trillions.biz, Dec 25, 2017

5 Bad Cell Phone Habits You Should Break
April M. Short, Salon, Dec 24, 2017

In Your Bag, Not Your Bra, Says California Cell Phone Advisory
Jean Yamamura, Santa Barbara Independent, Dec 23, 2017


Tips And Tricks To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer From Cell Phone Radiation
Dennis Bedoya, Infosurhoy, Dec 23, 2017

Here’s Why You Should Never Sleep Near Your Mobile
Tech Caption, Dec 23, 2017

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text
Zoe Schlanger, Quarz, Dec 22, 2017


How worried do we need to be about cell phone radiation?
Sean Franklin, WBIR (Knoxville, TN), Dec 22, 2017

Avoiding EMF radiation not as easy as quitting smoking
Caille Millner, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 21, 2017
Suze Kaufman, Greatist, Dec 21, 2017

California is worried about cell phone radiation--should you be too?
Rachel Zoldan, WellandGood, Dec 21, 2017

Mike Peterson, iDrop News, Dec 20, 2017

California Releases Cell Phone Radiation Guidelines
WebMD News from HealthDay, undated

California Just Issued A Warning About Cell-Phone Radiation—How Worried Should You Be?
Korin Miller, Women's Health, Dec 19, 2017
Abby Hamlin, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec 19, 2017

Tips for avoiding cellphone radiation

Laura Kelly, Washington Times, Dec 19, 2017

California Issues Health Guidelines For Cellphone Radiation, & Here's What Parents Should Know

Andrea Frazier, Romper, Dec 19, 2017

California Department of Public Health says your phone might be dangerous
Lenyon Whitaker, Metro, Dec 19, 2017

New warning links cell phones to health risks
Good Morning America / ABC News, Dec 18, 2017

Cell Phone Radiation May Be Dangerous, California Health Officials Warn
Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News, Dec 18, 2017

Public health officials are genuinely worried about cell phone radiation
Raquel Laneri, New York Post, Dec 18, 2017

California issues health guidelines on cell-phone use
Gabriel Bell, Salon, Dec 18, 2017

Kent German, c|net, Dec 18, 2017

California Warns That Cell Phone Radiation May Be Bad for Health—Here's What We Know
Stephen Jordan, Digital Trends, Dec 18, 2017

California warns of cell phone health risks
Stephanie Mlot, Geek, Dec 18, 2017

Cell phones should be kept away from the body warn California health officials
Dr. Ananya Mandel, News-Medical, Dec 18, 2017

Darren Sweeney, Fox 8 (Cleveland, OH), Dec 18, 2017

California Officials Warn Against Sleeping By Phone Due To Cell Tower Radiation
Denisse Moreno, International Business Times, Dec 16, 2017

California Warns About Cell Phone Exposure And Health Risks
Alice G. Walton, Forbes, Dec 16, 2017

California issues guidance on cell phones and health
Marketwatch, Dec 16, 2017

Keep your Smartphone at Arms Length, Health Officials Warn
Jane Gray, Epoch Times, Dec 16, 2017
RT, Dec 16, 2017

New Guidelines On Cell Phone Use To Reduce Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy

Harlem World Magazine, Dec 16, 2017

California: Here’s how to handle unfounded fears of cell phone cancer
Beth Mole, Ars Technica, Dec 16, 2017

Smartphone radiation dangers recognized
CBS Evening News (national news), Dec 15, 2017

Tracy Seipel and Tom Lochner, Mercury News (San Jose, CA), Dec 15, 2017

Sarah Buhr, Tech Crunch, Dec 15. 2017

Najja Parker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 15, 2017

Danielle Venton and John Brooks, KQED (San Francisco, CA), Dec 15, 2017

Susie Steimle, CBS San Francisco, Dec 14, 2017
  
Ed Cara, Gizmodo, Dec 14, 2017

Charlie Nash, Breitbart News, Dec 14, 2017

Tom Lochner, East Bay Times, Dec 14, 2017

KGO-TV (San Francisco, CA), Dec 14, 2017

Courtney Kreider, KRCR-TV (Redding, CA), Dec 14, 2017

Miami Herald (Miami, FL), Dec 14, 2017

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service, Dec 14, 2017

Charlie Nash, Breitbart News, Dec 14, 2017

Natalie Brunell, KCRA -TV (Sacramento, CA), Dec 13, 2017
CBS Sacramento, Dec 13, 2017

Sammy Caiola, Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento, CA), Dec 13, 2017

Barbara Anderson, Fresno Bee, Dec 13, 2017

James W Jakobs, KFSN-TV (Fresno, CA), Dec 13, 2017

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"State kept warnings on cell phones secret" (print version, pg. C-1, May 21, 2017)
Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle, published online May 19, 2017

Cal-OSHA Reporter, 44(15):00-11745, Apr 21, 2017

Sammy Caiola, Sacramento Bee, Apr 6, 2017

Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 3, 2017

California Health Officials release report on cell phone radiation
Nuala Sawyer, San Francisco Examiner, Mar 3, 2017

Scott Budman, NBC Bay Area, Mar 3, 2017
Scott Budman, NBC Southern California, Mar 3, 2017

Vicki Gonzalez, KCRA (NBC Sacramento), Mar 3, 2017

Jeff Gillan, KSNV (NBC Las Vegas), Mar 3, 2017

Lyanne Melendez, KGO-TV (ABC Bay Area), Mar 3, 2017

Gabe Slate, KRON, Mar 3, 2017

Inland News Today (Riverside, CA) , Mar 3, 2017

Is California Hiding the Risks of Cell Phone Use?
KABC Radio (Culver City, CA), Mar 3, 2017

Study Suggests Your Cell Phone is Actually Quite Dangerous
Scott Hendren, Newstalk 1290 (Wichita Falls, TX), Mar 3, 2017

"Warnings on cell phone use" (print version, front page, Mar 3, 2017)
Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 2, 2017

Hannah Albarazi, CBS San Francisco, Mar 2, 2017

Reynard Loki, Alternet, Feb 28, 2017

Julie Watts, CBS San Francisco, Feb 26, 2017 

Julie Watts, CBS San Francisco, Feb 24, 2017

First Amendment Project, Jun 16, 2016

The following radio stations reported news about this story: KABC (Culver City), KATD (Sacramento), KCBS (San Francisco), KIQI (San Francisco), KPFA (Berkeley), and KWFS (Wichita Falls, TX).


Foreign

Albania

Argentina
Azerbaijan

Barbados

Canary Islands

Crete

Croatia
http://pcchip.hr/ostalo/zanimljivosti/dugorocno-koristenje-pametnih-telefona-steti-nasem-zdravlju/
http://www.035portal.hr/vijest/gospodarstvo/ne-drzite-telefone-u-dzepovima-i-smanjite-njihovo-koristenje-kad-je-slab-signal-13606
https://www.jabuka.tv/ne-drzite-mobitele-u-dzepovima/

Czech Republic
https://www.otechnice.cz/kalifornie-upozornuje-na-rizika-spojena-s-pouzivanim-mobilniho-telefonu/


El Salvador
https://www.laprensagrafica.com/salud/El-inusual-coro-cuyos-miembros-no-pueden-cantar-juntos-porque-podrian-morirse-20171218-0040.html

Estonia
http://novaator.err.ee/649345/tehnikauudised-hakitavad-kuttesusteemid-ja-sotsiaalne-tukkumisnupp

France
https://leretouralaterre.fr/accueil/actualites/2018/01/02/telephone-mobile-et-sante-le-departement-de-la-sante-californien-declenche-lalarme/
http://www.bioaddict.fr/article/telephone-mobile-et-sante-le-departement-de-la-sante-californien-declenche-l-alarme-a5844p1.html


Greece

http://bit.ly/2DKHXHx
http://www.athensmagazine.gr/article/news/319044-kyklwnas-sarwsei-tis-hpa-h-katastash-brisketai-ektos-elegxoy
http://m.city.sigmalive.com/article/25274/giati-proeidopoioyn-koino-na-apomakrynei-ta-kinita-apo-soma-toy
http://www.koutipandoras.gr/article/na-giati-oi-eidikoi-symboyleyoyn-na-mhn-exeis-konta-to-kinhto-soy
http://bit.ly/2C6zmhJ
http://bit.ly/2Bx36ay
https://thesspress.gr/index.php/ygeia/item/125343.html
http://www.hallocy.com/2017/12/21/giati-xafnika-idiki-stis-ipa-proidopioun-pos-prepi-na-kratame-ta-kinita-tilefona-makria-apo-to-soma-mas/
http://www.athensmagazine.gr/article/athenstalk/316935-oi-eidikoi-stis-hpa-proeidopoioyn-pws-prepei-na-kratame-ta-kinhta-thlefwna-makria-apo-to-swma-mas-mathe-ti-neo-anakalypsan
https://www.madata.gr/diafora/technology/594915.html
http://en.protothema.gr/california-forced-to-issue-cell-phone-radio-frequency-energy-risk-guidance/
http://gr.pcmag.com/kineta-telephona/29459/news/uperesia-demosias-ugeias-kaliphornia-men-ekhete-to-kineto-ko
http://el.ozonweb.com/health/dont-keep-cell-phones-next-to-your-body
India
http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-stop-sleeping-with-your-cell-phone-2574154
http://pradeshtoday.com/newsdetails.php?news=Environment-Ministers-unique-initiative-to-avoid-mobile-phone-radiation&nid=184192
https://www.indiatimes.com/health/buzz/can-cell-phone-radiation-really-cause-cancer-336103.html
http://expressnewsline.com/2017/12/16/california-department-of-public-health-warns-of-long-term.html
http://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/cell-phone-radiation-may-cause-cancer-heres-how-to-reduce-your-risk/180437
http://techpeka.com/california-issues-new-guidance-on-cell-phones-and-health/
http://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/us-releases-guidelines-to-minimise-cell-phone-radiation-exposure/story-a8PEXrCZ18HfiV0UEq8ctO.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-telangana/city-doctors-split-down-the-middle-over-latest-warning-on-cell-phone-exposure/article21829341.ece
https://www.siasat.com/news/keep-distance-mobile-phones-radiations-hazardous-1280909/

Ivory Coast


Malaysia


Netherlands

Nigeria

http://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/womens-health/health-tips-california-just-issued-a-warning-about-cell-phone-radiation-how-worried-should-you-be-id7768859.html
https://guardian.ng/features/sleeping-close-to-cell-phone-causes-cancer-infertility/

Sweden
Turkey
https://www.dunyahalleri.com/cep-telefonunuzu-vucudunuza-yakin-tutmayin/

Uganda
http://www.sunrise.ug/news/201712/evidence-of-risks-of-cellphone-use-on-health-grows.html

United Arab Emirates
http://gulftomorrow.com/california-health-department-warns-to-avoid-phone-contact-from-body/

United Kingdom
https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/this-is-the-reason-you-should-never-use-your-phone-in-bed/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/heres-shouldnt-sleep-phone-123323384.html
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a14460541/health-dangers-sleeping-phone-radiation/
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/california-health-officials-warn-mobile-phones-could-cause-cancer-and-memory-loss-a3721786.html
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/893893/cancer-symptoms-brain-phone-mobile-radiation
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/sleeping-mobile-phone-cancer-infertility-radiation-health-officials-california-a8116126.html

USA (Chinese)