Thanks for the post JGeropoulas. Sweden the ONLY country.
I am very sensitive, and can only use a cell-phone on speaker mode with it 18" from my head. Some historical points:
In 1993, whilst on contract in Detroit, I heard much talk of a barrage of lawsuits involving tumors growing by the ear inside brain. They had pictures in the paper, MRI scans apaprently of brains that had 2-4 inch growths in them. Upon returning to California, I could find zip about it here. These lawsuits apparently fizzled?
In early 2000 I complained to AT&T that my Nokia 6160 caused me intense headaches. They told me that 25% percent of people were affected, but that it would not get me out of my contract. So I paid them the full balance and canceled the service (I'll skip griping about how much that cost me).
In 2005, my job required me to have a cell-phone, so I tried again, same result. I was able to use corded earpiece, but went through many phones as the earpiece jacks would fail, and oh, they aren't covered by warranty or the phone insurance.
I contacted AT&T again in 2005, and this time they said there was zero effect on anyone. Turns out that George W. Bush was instrumental in blowing away a large group of lawsuits about damage caused by electromagnetic radiation in the US. (It was likely a secret campaign promise that he made to his "base" of rich family associates).
In 2007, I vomited on my commuter train, because I had to keep talking to a client and my earpiece had failed. Later I found out that there was a repeater gap along the railway, and the phones would ramp to full power along that portion of my trip. In one of my graduate classes I learned later that cell phone output power is varied by orders of magnitude to preserve battery life.
My symptoms include: An intense burning sensation at the back of my eyes; Prickly goosebumps that sweep my body, starting near the ear; a heating sensation on the side of my head and ear; shudders and knots in stomach; constant dull headache; and hypertension.
This last symptom is the most insidious and pervasive, as it lasts and affects the entire day. I remember a company called Lucent, and often wondered if they had deliberately chosen a modulation scheme that would cause the most tension. Like the choice of using 60Hz? for the phone vibrator. Yess, it feels like an electric shock, and yes my friends, all that I have asked, report the phantom buzz phenomenon.
This is all a little off-topic for Sweden, but it does emphasize that this is apparently an out-of-bounds topic in the US these days. Glad it is coming up somewhere.
I'd also like to point out that cel-phone/service providers have zero interest in making it safer. They want that phone as close to you for as many hours of the day as possible. I'd like to find a "base unit" that allows me to place the phone in a cradle and connect my regular home service through it, so that when a cel call comes in, it rings my traditional phones in my house!! No can do Captain, we might lose out on some business if we supported a technology like that.