toggle

AAPL Stock: 112.6 ( -0.32 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

CTIA to appeal already softened San Francisco law

updated 04:20 pm EST, Fri November 11, 2011

CTIA to appeal San Francisco phone law decision

The CTIA will continue its legal fight against a San Francisco law that would require retailers to put up posters warning buyers of potential cell phone radiation health risks. The agency will appeal a federal judge's recent decision, arguing the new ruling still violates freedom of speech protections. The CTIA was fighting the law in its many forms for over a year.

The revised law is said to become law on November 30. A San Francisco lawyer is appealing the ruling as well, trying to make it go back to its original strength. This would require retailers to hand out a fact sheet from the World Health Organization with each handset sold. It, along with large posters and stickers, would classify the phones' radio-frequency emissions as a possible carcinogen.

A summer study by the Environmental Health Perspectives found that cellphones are not responsible for brain tumors, although contradictory studies have existed as well. An earlier study from the World Health Organization found possible links between cancer and cell phone use, although it didn't go so far as to say there was a definitive connection. [via FierceWireless]




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented