Imposing roughly the same cautionary standards for cellphones as for fatty food or sugary soda, this city — never shy about its opinions — voted on Tuesday to require all retailers to display the amount of radiation each phone emits. ...
... The law — believed to be the first of its kind in the nation — came despite a lack of conclusive scientific evidence showing that the devices are dangerous, and amid opposition from the wireless telephone industry, which views the labeling ordinance as a potential business-killing precedent.
But the administration of, the city’s tech-happy mayor (he has more than 1.3 million followers on ), called the vote a major victory for cell phone shoppers’ right to know.
“It’s information that’s out there if you’re willing to look hard enough,” said Tony Winnicker, a spokesman for Mr. Newsom. “And we think that for the consumer for whom this is an area of concern, it ought to be easier to find.”
Under the law, retailers will be required to post materials — in at least 11-point type — next to phones, listing their specific absorption rate, which is the amount of radio waves absorbed into the cellphone user’s body tissue.
These so-called SAR rates can vary from phone to phone, but all phones sold in the United States must have a SAR rate no greater than 1.6 watts per kilogram, according to the, which regulates the $190 billion wireless industry.
INSANE. SORT OF LIKE AGW: LEGISLATING TO DEAL WITH A NON-EXISTENT PROBLEM.
THE LEFTIST WHO LEGISLATE THIS KIND OF CRAP ARE EITHER IDIOTS OR THEY THINK WE ARE!