CTIA Moves to Block San Francisco Cell Ordinance
CTIA The Wireless Association has renewed its fight against an ordinance approved by the city of San Francisco. The proposed law would mandate that cell phone retailers operating in the city limits of San Francisco display signage that provides information regarding cell phones' radiation emissions and spectral absorption rates (SARs). The CTIA has fought the proposal from the beginning, saying it would lead to confusion among consumers. In a statement provided with today's filing, the CTIA said, "The materials the City would require be posted and handed out at retail stores are both alarmist and false. The FCC and FDA have repeatedly found that cell phone use does not pose a danger to human health. The Ordinance recommends such things as turning the phone off when not in use, a suggestion that would render critical emergency communications unavailable to San Francisco residents." The CTIA is asking a federal court to block San Francisco from enforcing the law. It believes the law is barred under the First Amendment and conflicts with federal law governing the safety of wireless devices.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.
CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley
A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices.
Minnesota Beats California to Kill Switch Punch
Minnesota this week became the first state to require cell phone and tablet makers to build a kill switch into their devices. The idea behind the law, which doesn't go into effect until July 2015, is to eventually deter theft.
CTIA Hits FCC with Net Neutrality Lawsuit
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals aiming to prevent the FCC from imposing its proposed net neutrality rules.
Also, turning off your cell phone renderds emergency assistance useless? Turn the damn thing back on, is this group populated by complete idiots?
As a consumer, I would NOT be confused about signage posted stating emission levels or absorption rates, I would actuially respect that city even more for making that public knowledge, and as a citizen, I have the right to know, harmful or not.