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SF shelves cell phone radiation ordinance

After a lawsuit from a cell phone trade group, San Francisco's Right to Know ordinance has been put on an indefinite hold. Amended legislation, however, will likely come in its place.

By May 6, 2011


San Francisco finally kills cell phone radiation law

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors ends its 3-year battle with the wireless industry by agreeing to a permanent injunction against the "Right to Know" ordinance.

By May 8, 2013


SF takes first step to approve watered-down cellphone radiation settlement

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approves a proposed settlement with the wireless industry over the "Right to Know" ordinance. Health care advocates wanted a tougher measure.

By April 19, 2013


Congressman introduces new bill for cell-radiation warning labels

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduces proposed legislation as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments on a similar San Francisco ordinance.

By August 6, 2012


Wireless industry attorney: San Francisco phone law 'laughable'

CTIA attorney urges judge to freeze city ordinance requiring phone retailers to disclose possible health risks. San Francisco stands by its law, saying people should be educated about ways to reduce risk.

By August 9, 2012


San Francisco faces wireless industry in court over radiation warnings

The city's law requiring cell phone retailers to disclose possible health risks from cell phone radiation will have an important day in court today.

By August 9, 2012


San Francisco cell phone law may be tip of legislative iceberg

Other places have weighed cell phone radiation warning laws, but most are waiting to see how the legal battle between San Francisco and the CTIA unfolds.

By August 9, 2012


CTIA moves to block SF cell phone law

For the second time, the wireless industry's trade group is attempting to prevent a controversial cell phone safety law form going into effect in San Francisco.

By October 7, 2011


CTIA weighs challenge to revised SF cell phone law

Though San Francisco revised its previous legislation over cell phone radiation after CTIA objections, the organization is considering another legal challenge.

By August 22, 2011


Cities and states consider cell phone radiation laws

Following the lead of Maine and San Francisco, a handful of states and local governments across the U.S. are considering laws that address cell phone radiation concerns.

By August 17, 2011