Berkeley Rules Would Require Mobile Phone Retailers To Disclose Potential Health Hazards to Buyers
Berkeley lawmakers have passed a measure that would require mobile phone sellers to post notices about the potential health hazards related to carrying the devices too close to their bodies. The notices would have to be posted in public view and on flyers given to customers. While stakeholders expect a legal challenge to be filed against the rules, if they go into effect in July, Berkeley would be the first city in the U.S. to enact such requirements.
- "City of Berkeley To Require Cellphone Sellers To Warn of Possible Radiation Risks" (Chabria, The Guardian, 5/16).