Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Berkeley city council unanimously passed the only cell phone “right to know” ordinance in the country. The Law if it goes into effect will require that retailers display at the time of sale a warning that “If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is on and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to radio frequency radiation.” Critics say the warning does not go far enough to alert consumers of the potential health risks of cell phones, yet to avoid the fate that fell upon a similar law in San Fransisco the word choice has been limited to what the city believes it will be able to win in court. Pacifica's Mike Kohn reports.