CTIA says San Francisco's "Cell Phone Right-to-Know" ordinance is misleading
posted by Alan F. / Oct 07, 2011, 1:09 PM
The ordinance suggests that cell phone users turn off their phones when not in use. The CTIA says that doing this could rob San Francisco residents of the ability to make a quick emergency call if necessary. The Association notes that, "The City’s warning materials create the false impression that the FCC’s standards are insufficient, suggest that phones are dangerous, and urge consumers to limit their use and turn them off when not in use." The CTIA added that if people use their handsets less because of radiation worries, and turn them off when not using them, it will negatively impact 911 and emergency services and would lessen the value and convenience of carrying around a cell phone.
The ordinance passed by a 10-1 vote back in July, during a time when consumers had been frightened by reports about cell phones causing brain tumors and other deadly health problems. The World Health Organization has gone on record as saying that cell phones are possibly carcinogenic, a statement that was quickly refuted by The Economist. Other researchers tend to agree with the latter, saying that there is evidence that the WHO position is incorrect.
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LMAO! Whats next? Cellphones cause people to turn in to zombies after they die? hahah
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:13 PM 0
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I think some cell phones cause people to turn into zombies while they're still alive.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:23 PM 8
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That state is getting out of control with everything.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:47 PM 1
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Getting? How much more intrusive do they have to be to have arrived?
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:57 PM 1
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listen this is by far the most outragious .. that a iphone brainwashes your brain....
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:56 PM 0
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First of all, the fact that people mix politics and science is a very bad sign, though indicative that they're in bad terms with both. Secondly, I have been studying and working in the medical field for about a decade and things go like that: if you think that something might cause some kind of health problems under certain circumstances in the future, you clearly state that possibility and investigate deeper. Just by the mere fact that none theory has been disproved makes cell phone users lab rats. Get over with it, I have.
posted on Oct 08, 2011, 8:18 PM 0
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