SF Passes Cell Phone Radiation Law
Stores must display details on radiation levels
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2010 1:20 AM CDT
Cell phone retailers in San Francisco will be required to display radiation statistics starting next year.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

(Newser) – San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to pass a law warning consumers about cell phone radiation. Stores selling the phones will be required to display information on how much radiation each model emits. The law passed the city's board of supervisors 10-1, despite stiff opposition from the cell phone industry, which says there's no evidence showing cell phones are dangerous.

The law will make consumers believe that "some phones are safer than others,“ complained a spokesman for a cell phone industry group. City officials say the law's all about the consumer's right to know. "This is not about telling people not to use cellphones,” a spokesman for Mayor Gavin Newsom tells the New York Times. “Nobody loves his iPhone more than Mayor Newsom.”

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Jun 21, 2010 3:45 PM CDT
I thought we already dismissed the theory of cancer risks from phones...
Jun 18, 2010 2:22 AM CDT
Oh, just wear your tin foil hat!
Jun 16, 2010 10:56 PM CDT
Next there will be a counter, and when you reach your limit it shuts down for the month. No more phone for you mister/miss You are over your radiation limit for the month. First of next month you will be able to use your phone again 6/7/2010. Enjoy the rest of your month knowing that we BIG BROTHER are here to keep you safe. You should be thanking us not protesting us. We would prefer you to say "Thank you Big Brother" or you just might vanish from your city never to be heard from again and then you won't have to worry about your lack of cell phone time.