Resolutie Miami: Pas op voor gebruik mobiele telefoon
In Miami is onlangs een resolutie aangenomen welke als doel heeft de inwoners van de stad te waarschuwen voor de mogelijke schadelijke effecten van het gebruik van de mobiele telefoon.
Deze resolutie kwam mede tot stand door Jimmy Gonzalez die in 2011 de diagnose kreeg: kanker in het linker oor. Hiernaast had hij ook een tumor in zijn linker hand.
Comissarisen van de gemeente Miami hebben gekeken naar deze opmerkelijke zaak van Jimmy Gonzalez en vonden deze zaak serieus genoeg om in een resolutie de inwoners te adviseren om:
- de mobiele telefoon minimaal 1 inch van het lichaam te houden
- een headset of de speaker functie te gebruiken
Commissioners in Miami have passed a resolution that warns residents about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation.
This comes after resident Jimmy Gonzalez got cancer in his left ear in August 2011 which he believes was caused from using a cell phone.
Commissioners looked into his case and took it seriously enough to issue a resolution telling residents that they should use their cell phone at least one-inch away from their bodies, and to use a headset or speakerphone.
Gonzalez had a cancerous tumor above his left ear removed in August 2011, a year after he'd had another tumor removed from his left hand.
"One day, it came to me," Gonzalez told the Sun-Sentinel, "maybe there's something in common with my hand and head."
Gonzalez, an attorney who used to use his cellphone for several hours a day, is now cancer-free.
"Do I have 100 percent scientific study that can say well this is what caused it?" Gonzalez told NBC 6 South Florida Tuesday. "No but I can't think of anything that would explain this otherwise."
Some studies from the World Health Organization, Government Accountability Office and National Cancer Institute say cellphones could be linked to cancer but scientists say more research is necessary.
Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortiz feels it's his obligation to inform residents of even the slightest health risk.
"Cities do that, they make people aware of other cities or people that have something wrong with them or something else like that and I think that's our job to make people aware of these things," Ortiz said.
Commissioners plan to send the Pembroke Pines resolution to agencies across the state to encourage other cities to pass similar resolutions.