Judge declares San Francisco cell phone warning law misleading

In an update to an earlier story about the ordinance, this didn’t take long to occur.

San Francisco cell phone warning law fails science, judge says – CNN.com.

San Francisco’s ordinance requiring retail outlets to inform consumers about the (alleged) effects of cell phone radiation has been blocked by a federal judge.

Upon passage, San Francisco’s ordinance was challenged by industry trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association, which claimed the ordinance’s requirement that retailers post messages about cell phone safety violated the First Amendment.

Credit: Blake Smith (Doctor Atlantis) on Facebook

Well, yay! Someone considered the facts, not just speculation! Warnings are all fine and good but they hurt societies when overdone. This one was clearly unwarranted by just examining the evidence.

  1 comment for “Judge declares San Francisco cell phone warning law misleading

  1. October 28, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    This law required labeling that would have falsely told consumers that some cell phones are “safer” than others. The challenge by industry was very appropriate.

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