This week the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a respected WHO panel, touched off a media bonfire with its declaration that the radio-frequency electromagnetic fields that cellphones emit are "possibly carcinogenic to humans." Maybe this cancer menace will be validated one day, but the WHO seems to be using its public health platform to exaggerate minuscule risks and send a crowd into a burning theater.I would prefer to be in the scoffing crowd as it would really inconvenience me to get that surgery where they remove your iPhone from your hand. But what causes me to hesitate are those old commercials of athletes and doctors touting cigarette brands and the fact that Teddy Roosevelt was put on a regiment of cigars to help with his childhood asthma...It makes me wonder if one day people will marvel that we all used to knowingly put magnetic fields up to our heads...
Has this issue come up in employment law yet or is it one that we'll see? Some jobs require a lot of cell phone use and so I would think the issues have or will be coming to employment law.
-Have employees who used cell phones extensively for work purposes claimed brain tumors under workers' comp? My guess is that they would be better off pursuing such claims directly with the cell phone companies themselves because the products liability remedies don't have the kind of statutory limitations that workers' comp schemes do.
-Have any employees in cancer recovery requested accommodations concerning not using a cell phone?
This busy doctor looks like he prefers Camel Wireless