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Sun May 4 2014Health Advocates Affix Health Warning Labels to Cell Phones in San Francisco Verizon Store
Sun May 4 2014Repeal of 'Right to Know' Law Leaves SF Cell Phone Users In the Dark About Health Risks
Health advocates from the California Brain Tumor Association and Stop Smart Meters! affixed health warning labels on cell phones for sale in Verizon’s Market Street store in San Francisco in defiance of the wireless industry’s legal bullying of cell phone safety ordinances across the nation. Store management removed the labels but did not summon police, possibly out of concern that potential arrests may highlight a health risk the industry would rather keep quiet. Further embarrassing the company, one of its employees stuck one of the labels to his own phone in an apparent act of defiance against his employer’s suppression of health information regarding its products.
In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a “right to know” law requiring cell phone retailers in the city to issue at the point of sale a fact sheet to each consumer including the World Health Organization classification and the manufacturer’s own language hidden in the phone or manual instructing phone users to keep phones 5/8 inch away from the body at all times when turned on. The Wireless Association (CTIA) sued the city (saying such “forced speech” represented a breach of the company’s First Amendment rights) and withdrew its annual conferences from San Francisco. According to then Mayor Newsom, “their behavior makes me even more concerned as to what they are hiding.” The City did not lose the lawsuit but under the leadership of tech friendly Mayor Lee the Board of Supervisors was coerced into repealing the law, leaving customers in the dark about the health effects of routine cell phone radiation exposure.
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Grocery Tax on SF 11/8/16 Ballot & Other Anti-Labor Props Saturday Jul 9th 8:40 PMMore Local News...
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Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AM
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Capitalism, Sports & The Super Bowl: The Cost, The Politics, Privatization And The Game Wednesday Feb 3rd 11:55 AM
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Spring Break Delegation to Bolivia, Food Sovereignty, and Indigenous Resistance! Sunday Jan 10th 10:19 AM
War In The Middle East, The Kurds, Turkey, Erdogan And the ISIL Connection (2 comments) Wednesday Nov 25th 8:31 AM
Climate Games begin ahead of COP21 (1 comment) Sunday Nov 8th 1:55 PM
A Captured Agency? The Airlines, Trucking And OSHA With Fired OSHA Investigator Dar Sunday Nov 1st 4:25 PMMore Global News...
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The unabashed apostasy at San Francisco's Civic Center (1 comment) Thursday Jun 9th 12:56 AM
Ed Lee's Shill/Flack Randy Shaw CEO of City Funded THC Wants Press To Get More Lee Support Wednesday Jun 1st 8:48 AM
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SF Democrat Jane Kim Supports Union Busting Charter Schools In Campaign For CA Assembly (2 comments) Saturday May 21st 2:39 PM
Berlin - Anarchist Demonstration to Protect Self-Organized Rebel Projects Saturday May 7th 9:40 AM
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May Day - International Workers Day March & Rally Photos (1 comment) Sunday May 1st 8:01 PM
May Day 2016 ‘National Day of Mourning’ for victims of police terror (3 comments) Sunday Apr 24th 3:20 AMOpen Newswire...
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