Home  ›  News  ›

CTIA Moves to Block San Francisco Cell Ordinance

Article Comments  1  

Oct 4, 2011, 10:17 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.



This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.


Oct 5, 2011, 2:03 PM

The CTIA..

..is like a huge tobacco lobby group, but for cell phones. Dispite the FCC and FDAs findings, nobody can actuially say whether cell phones are harmful in the long term or not.

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.
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Threads Follow @phonescoop on Mastodon Phone Scoop on Facebook Follow on Instagram



All content Copyright 2001-2024 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.