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San Francisco law forces retailers to show cellphone SARs

Wednesday 16 June 2010 | 11:09 CET | News
Residents of San Francisco have voted in favour of a new law to require retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by each mobile phone, reports the New York Times. The law comes despite fierce opposition from the mobile industry amid a lack of conclusive scientific evidence that mobile phones pose a health risk. A spokesperson for Mayor Gavin Newsom said that the the aim of the law was to make this data easier for consumers to find. All retailers will be required to display information next to mobile phones listing their specific absorption rate (SAR).

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