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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:05 PM

After five-year legal battle, Berkeley must end extra radiation warning requirement

After five-year legal battle, Berkeley must end extra radiation warning requirement

In Featured News by Wireless Estimator September 21, 2020

A federal judge ruled last week that Berkeley, California cannot require cell phone retailers to warn customers about the possible radiation dangers from holding phones close to their bodies, a conclusion that was largely based upon the FCC’s assessment that the warnings are unneeded and would be injurious to business.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen wrote in an 18-page order “the FCC could properly conclude that the Berkeley ordinance — as worded — overwarns and stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment of balancing federal objectives by the FCC.”

Berkeley’s 2015 ordinance provided cell phone exposure guidance, however, CTIA disagreed with it and filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California and received a ruling in their favor, the court finding that the ordinance language was problematic.

CTIA also argued that the ordinance violated First Amendment rights .

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mahatmakanejeeves Sep 28 OP
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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. Acceptable risks? I know that there is a non-ionizing radiation risk

A little dated but an expert (Dr. Devra Lee Davis) whose ideas changed once investigating the effects of cel phone radiation.

Maybe the radiation isn't that dangerous, who knows but Davis has warnings:

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