CTIA Sue San Francisco Over Phone Radiation Law

The Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA) is suing San Francisco over a law that requires radiation labels for every mobile phone sold, ars technia reports.

The CTIA, the body that represents the interests of wireless communications companies across the world, claims that there is no apparent need for displaying such information as all the mobile phone makers must adhere to the limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) laid out by the FCC.

The body also claims that the rule goes against the US constitution.

In a statement, the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, said: “I am disappointed that the association representing the wireless communication industry has decided to challenge our landmark consumer information law in court. This law is not an attack on the wireless industry or their products.”

He claims that instead of wasting money in legal fees, the wireless industry should co-operate with San Francisco to ensure greater transparency for customers over mobile phone radiation levels.