CTIA Says Berkeley Cellphone Warning Not Based On Science

Law360, Washington (May 10, 2016, 3:57 PM EDT) -- CTIA — The Wireless Association has blasted the city of Berkeley, California’s defense of a radiation warning requirement for cellphone retailers, telling the Ninth Circuit that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and scientific community have already rejected the theory that how one holds the device could be dangerous.

In a reply brief Monday, CTIA rebuked the city’s explanation that it was following disclosure rules set by the FCC for radio frequency energy, saying the FCC only suggests that such information be volunteered. Moreover, CTIA, argued, the FCC has announced that agency-approved devices do not pose safety risks.

The trade group has...

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