Monday, December 17, 2007

Why Don't I Hear About This From The Government or Media?

If cell phones are such a problem why don't we hear more about it in the media? Why doesn't the government step in and warn us or make an announcement?

Well, you have to understand that cell phones and wireless technology is big business. About 35% of the retirement portfolios are tied up in Information Technology (IT) stocks. And you don't need to look far on Wall Street to find how big IT stocks are and what a large percentage of our financial markets they make up.

I bet you didn't know this, either. Cell phone minutes are the second largest producer of revenue for the government from a consumer product. The largest consumer product producing revenue for the government is gasoline. Cell phone minutes are right behind.

Now imagine if the FDA or FCC issued a press release stating that cell phones just might cause a problem, or that they might not be entirely safe as they originally thought. Can you imagine the sell-off of stock in these companies that would begin? Can you imagine what they might do to our economy? It could be disastrous. And it certainly wouldn't happen during an election year.

Here's what the government does say about cell phones. You can find this in your cell phone owner's manual. The statement basically says "We can't find any problems with cell phones...but we can't say they're completely safe, either." How's that for a commitment? Does that make you feel confident in our government to be our watchdog on this issue? Not me!

Do your own research. There's a ton of it our there. You'll be amazed. But don't take my word for it. Check it out yourself.

Until next time, keep your cell phone minutes to a minimum and use a landline phone. The next time you purchase a cell phone purchase one with a speakerphone option. And use it! At least that way you get the phone away from your head.

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