The city of San Francisco has mandated that cellphones come with labels outlining their radiation levels. The CTIA is so upset at the requirement that is it boycotting the city, which had been the site of its annual convention.
Maybe some should have sent S.F. this 3 year old artilce ( http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/life-is-rad ) that basically states that the average American get the equalivent of 33 x-ray just by living in this country.
Better yet they should have read this Wikipedia article about bananas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose . Maybe we need put a warning bananas!
It would seem that this is more of a political statement than a means to provide consumers with meaningful information. I found it ironic that the statement is being made in an area where technology provides many individuals with their livelyhood. Will they mandate radiation levels be given for other wireless devices, such as Wi-Fi links or Bluetooth?
Hmm... I'm not sure where I stand on this one. On the one hand, I don't think it's a bad thing if consumers are able to make the informed decision to purchase a phone that emits less radiation. However, if it's true that this there's no connection between cellphone radiation and brain cancer, then laws like these will possibly do unnecessary damage to the industry.
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