Iowa Highway patrol ordered a ban of 70 radar guns to be removed from service yesterday, because of the concerns that the radar could develop cancer emitted by the devices.
Yesterday, the Iowa Highway patrol put into affect the ban that 70 radar guns will be withdrawn from service. Adam Berluti, a spokesman for the Iowa Highway patrol had this to say about the issue. “The feeling here is to err on the side of caution until more is known about the issue, the whole situation is under review.” The reason for the ban is, because of concerns that troopers could develop cancer from longterm exposure to the radiation waves emitted by the devices. The ban was ordered as a precaution while studies are conducted into the possible links between cancer and the use of such guns.