Attorney Jimmy Gonzalez gave testimony to the Florida Pembroke Pines Commission in October 2012 to petition the City to issue a Resolution raising awareness of the health risks of cell phone radiation.
Based upon the presentation shown below, Pembroke Pines in Florida joined a handful of other cities in adopting a resolution that warns the public about the potential health effects of cell phone radiation and precautionary safety measures that should be taken.
Mr. Gonzalez died in November 2014 at the age of 42. His passionate presentation from October 2012, however, lives on. May it help save lives.
Notable Quotes from Jimmy Gonzalez
“Cell phones cause cancer.”
“It should become crystal clear that cell phones do cause cancer and that the American people are not being properly warned about cell phones.”
“… do whatever it takes to warn everybody about keeping cell phones away from their bodies.”
Issue-related Background Information
The Pembroke Pines, Florida, cell phone radiation resolution adopted in November 2012 expresses the city’s “urgent concerns arising from recent medical science reports which advise of the possible and adverse health effects delivered upon those who use cell phones, including, but not limited to, cancer, as a result of the [non-ionizing] radiation emitted by cell phones.”
The city’s resolution was adopted a month after Jimmy Gonzalez, an attorney and resident of the city, made a presentation to the City Commission about cell phone safety. He also discussed his own battle with cell phone induced cancer. After ten years of heavy cell phone use, Mr. Gonzalez was diagnosed with glioma, a serious and often fatal form of brain cancer on the side of his head where he used his phone. Moreover, he had a tumor in his chest near the breast pocket where he kept his cell phone, and a tumor on the hand which he used to hold his phone during calls.
The City’s resolution contains the following five provisions:
“Expresses the City Commission’s concern for the amount of radiation that cell phones are emitting into users’ bodies in light of the scientific debate that cell phone radiation exposure causes cancer;
Strongly urges everyone to carefully read through their cell phone user manuals and user guides and follow all instructions therein as to how to reduce the amount of radiation that will be emitted into their bodies;
Encourages everyone to take all practical steps to keep themselves and their children well informed on the latest and ongoing scientific reports about the possible effects of cell phone radiation;
Resolves that additional scientific and medical research must be conducted by the public health community about the possible effects of cell phones’ radiation upon adults, teenagers, and community about the possible effects of cell phones’ radiation upon adults, teenagers, and children; and
Encourages that all local, state, and federal government agencies sworn to defend the public’s health & safety take all reasonable steps to vigilantly monitor and report publicly the information disclosed by ongoing scientific and medical research about the possible effects of cell phones’ radiation upon adults, teenagers, and children.”
“On Thursday, November 27, 2014, Jimmy Gonzalez, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, passed away … following a long battle against brain cancer. He was 42 years old. … Jimmy ran his own family law practice for many years, most recently in Coral Gables, until he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (brain cancer) on August 25, 2011. Jimmy endured two craniotomies, two full rounds of radiation, and more than three years of chemotherapy, all under the care of doctors at both Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, and Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. ”
Source Material for Article
For additional background information, refer to the following article: Florida City Adopts Cell Phone Precautionary Health Warnings.
For the full YouTube video from October 2012, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DIlOVJd0lA8