PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A newly-passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device.
Pines resident Jimmy Gonzalez had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time.
Gonzalez spoke before the Pines City commission last month to encourage them to consider the resolution, which passed unanimously.
Unlike an ordinance, the resolution does not impose rules nor issues fines for non-compliance.
Part of the resolution encourages people to send texts or emails if possible, and asks people to keep phones at least an inch from their body.
But the idea of a city asking residents to behave a certain way did not sit well with everyone...
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