"The Environmental Health Trust (EHT) lauds Israeli Knesset overwhelming passage of a proposed law requiring health-hazard warning labels on cell phones and calls on the U.S. to follow suit.
The Israeli labels will read, "Warning the Health Ministry cautions that heavy use and carrying the device next to the body may increase the risk of cancer, especially among children." Passed on February 29, the proposal will undergo further legislative review and makes it a criminal offense to advertise cell phones for children. A similar rule was issued in Turkey, following the EHT conference in Istanbul in May 2011.
Israeli Member of Parliament Dov Khenin said, "The bill that passed today is a breakthrough in expanding public awareness of the possible risks in using cellular phones."