Berkeley Officials Pursuing Measure To Place Cancer Warnings on Mobile Phones
Berkeley officials are drafting a measure that would require cell phone retailers to put labels on their products' packaging warning consumers that the devices could release cancer-causing radiation. Officials said they are drafting the ordinance's language in a way that complies with the First Amendment, after a similar effort in San Francisco was defeated in federal court on the grounds that it violated manufacturers' constitutional rights. If the Berkeley ordinance is approved, the city would become the first city in the nation to have such a requirement.
- "Berkeley Pushes for Cancer Warning Stickers on Cell Phones" (Jones, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/15).