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    San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    Excerpted from “San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law,” BBC, Page last updated at 19:57 GMT, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 20:57 UK
    San Francisco is set to be the first city in the US to require mobile phone retailers to post radiation levels next to handsets they sell.
    Excerpted from “Supes back posting of cell phone emission levels” By Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer, The San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, June 16, 2010
    A similar right-to-know measure, carried by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, died in the [California] Legislature this year amid heavy lobbying by the cell phone industry.
    San Francisco is leading the way once again on another issue of importance in our lives.
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    Re: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    San Francisco is leading the way once again on another issue of importance in our lives.
    LOL. Wow. Yep, what would we do without San Francisco looking out for us? LOL

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    Re: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    A large body of research exists, both epidemiological and experimental, in non-human animals and in humans, that shows overall no evidence for harmful effects. Other digital wireless systems, such as data communication networks produce similar radiation.

    The World Health Organization, based upon the consensus view of the scientific and medical communities, has stated that cancer is unlikely to be caused by cellular phones or their base stations and that reviews have found no convincing evidence for other health effects.
    Good to see that it's not just conservatives that are "anti-science."
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    Hang on, San Francisco, I think I have something that may help here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Good to see that it's not just conservatives that are "anti-science."
    In my experience, conservative nutjobs constitute the overwhelming majority of the "anti-science" crowd, no question about it.

    But, more important, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors are not anti-science; that's just a slur. The supervisors are pro-consumer and specifically they are for consumers having access to all the product information.
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    Re: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    In my experience, conservative nutjobs constitute the overwhelming majority of the "anti-science" crowd, no question about it.

    But, more important, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors are not anti-science; that's just a slur.
    If you don't recognize this as being directly in contravention of accepted scientific consensus, then I don't think you're one to judge anyone else.

    The supervisors are pro-consumer and specifically they are for consumers having access to all the product information.
    They should probably also add labels to cigarettes, guns and alcohol to let people know that they're totally like exposing themselves to negative energies, man.
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    Re: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Good to see that it's not just conservatives that are "anti-science."
    No, they are.

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    Re: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    … accepted scientific consensus …
    Industry promoted consensus, more like.

    The proposition that radiation from mobile phones held to the head have no negative affects over a user's lifetime is not established in any form of accepted scientific consensus outside of industry funded studies. It's early days. But, the industry would definitely have the experiment continue.
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    Re: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    No, they are.
    Unless you're trying to say that it's only conservatives who are "anti-science," you're missing part of your sentence here. No, they are....what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Industry promoted consensus, more like.

    The proposition that radiation from mobile phones held to the head have no negative affects over a user's lifetime is not established in any form of accepted scientific consensus outside of industry funded studies. It's early days. But, the industry would definitely have the experiment continue.
    And they haven't definitively shown that guns and booze don't create negative energies that harsh your chi either. Better get cracking on those labels, cause that's how science works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    … And they haven't definitively shown that guns and booze don't create negative energies that harsh your chi either. Better get cracking on those labels, cause that's how science works!
    Open forum at the Board of Supervisors is Tuesday, you feel like stepping up and offering some more warning labels, you're welcome. Thank you for your vigilance.
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