In a landamark ruling, the Italian Supreme Court concluded that cell phone radiation can cause brain cancer. The court found causation between a man's heavy work related cell phone use and a brain tumor he developed. As a result of the court's finding, it was determined that the man was entitled to receive worker's compensation benefits. This decision potentially opens the door of success, for world wide lawsuits regarding this previously hotly contested issue.
In 2011, the World Health Organization's International Agency on Research for Cancer classified cell phone radiation as "possibly carcinogenic" to humans. This classification came after the Interphone study found that using cell phones for only 30 minutes or more per day, resulted in a 40% increased risk for a glioma brain tumor and a 96% increased risk if the phone is used predominantly on the side of the head.
On June 15, 2012, the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) submitted a proposal to reevaluate cell phone radiation emission standards. The last time cell phone radiation emission standards were evaluated was in 1996 and are therfore considered outdated to say the least. Perhaps the new evaluation will finally acknowledge that technology often wields a double edged sword.
Long Island Lawyer
Paul A. Lauto