More than 200 million people in the U.S. talk on cell phones a total of at least 12 hours a month -- some double or triple that amount.
Almost everyone admits that cell phones emit radiation when they link to the closest tower. What almost no one can agree on is whether that radiation is harmful to those holding their phones to their ears.
Amid this confusion comes a report from health and safety activists that the government's cell phone watchdog -- the Federal Communications Commission -- is putting industry desires before public well-being.
Investigators for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents showing that last year, FCC officials met three times -- in January, June and July -- with representatives of industry groups and corporations, including the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, Nokia, AT&T and Motorola. More...