San Francisco Wants Cellphone Warnings

Friday, 22 Jul 2011 12:20 PM

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San Francisco could soon require cellphone retailers to warn customers about the potential health risks associated with the devices, reports CNN.com.

The city’s Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance that would tell consumers about potentially dangerous energy emissions that some research suggests can be damaging to the body.

Cellphone, San Francisco, radiation, energy emissions
San Francisco’s revised Cell Phone Right-to-Know Ordinance, which still needs to clear a legislative hurtle, would require stores to prominently display a poster created by the city’s Department of the Environment "explaining that cellphones emit radio-frequency energy that is absorbed by the head and body, and discussing ways that cellphone users can reduce their exposure."

Retailers also would be required to give buyers a fact sheet.

Although no consensus has been reached in the scientific community on the issue, a few respected organizations have suggested cellphones can be dangerous.

A recent report from the World Health Organization classified their emissions as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” while the National Institutes of Health reported: "Although there remains some uncertainty, the trend in the accumulating evidence is increasingly against the hypothesis that mobile phone use can cause brain tumors in adults."




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