First Anniversary of Berkeley's Landmark Cell Phone "Right to Know" Law
Berkeley's Cell Phone "Right to Know" Law
Berkeley is the first city in the nation to pass a cell phone radiation ordinance since San Francisco disbanded with its ordinance after a two-year court battle with the CTIA, the cellphone industry's lobbying organization.
The CTIA claims that the law violates the industry's First Amendment rights as retailers would feel compelled to discuss an issue they are not prepared to discuss. Moreover, customers may be scared if they were directed to read the safety information which the FCC recommends be provided to consumers. This information is usually buried in user manuals which must be downloaded or hidden within smartphones.
of this year based upon a ruling by the federal appeals court.
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
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