A group of activists believes that the proliferation of 4G and 5G sites will increase radiation output and increase cancer cases. Widely accepted science does not back them up.
A group of local residents celebrated three years ago when plans for a Verizon cell site in their neighborhood were dropped. Now, many of them are back at it.
The 2015 law requires cellphone retailers to distribute warnings about radiation exposure.
Neighbors are concerned about many aspects, including aesthetics, effect on property prices and potential health hazards, relating to a new AT&T cellphone tower in North Berkeley.
Berkeley will soon require cellphone retailers to warn customers about potential radiation dangers. File photo Berkeley will soon start to require cellphone retailers to warn customers about potential radiation dangers, following a federal judge’s rejection of an industry supported campaign to put a stay on the city’s cellphone right-to-know ordinance. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen […]
Lawrence Lessig (left) chats with Theodore Olson (right) before the two lawyers battled with each other in Federal District Court in August. Photo: Lance Knobel The City of Berkeley’s cellphone right to know ordinance, passed in May, largely survived a legal challenge in federal court by the mobile phone industry. The law requires mobile phone retailers […]
Lawrence Lessig (left) chats with Theodore Olson (right) before the two lawyers battled with each other in Federal District Court in San Francisco on Thursday August 20, 2015. Photo: Lance Knobel In a fascinating 90 minutes of arguments in the U.S. District Court Thursday, two of the country’s most eminent lawyers tussled over whether Berkeley’s […]
A front gate in Berkeley decorated with old cellphones. Photo: Fragmentary Evidence A wireless trade association filed suit against Berkeley on Monday, claiming that the city’s new law requiring notification of possible radiation from cellphones is a violation of the First Amendment. CTIA The Wireless Association filed the federal suit in the Northern District of California […]
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig and Devra Davis from the Environmental Health Trust at Berkeley City Council. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the first reading of a “Right to Know” ordinance to require cellphone retailers in Berkeley to provide consumers with information that warns them to keep a minimum safe distance between […]
We all deserve the right to know at the point of sale the FCC required “safe distance” information currently hidden deep within the cellphone or in an online manual few read. We are entitled to make informed decisions for ourselves and for our children as to safest possible use of this device used hours daily […]
Judging by this Berkeley gate, it’s clear that there will be at least some support in the city for proposed required warnings, under consideration by the city council, about safe cellphone use. Photo: Fragmentary Evidence Judging by this Berkeley gate, it’s clear that there will be at least some support in the city for proposed required warnings, […]
Working at schools sites across Berkeley, I constantly see students carrying cellphones in their pockets and using them when they should be in class. It seems every year, younger and younger children are using cellphones. Yet how many people are aware of the fine print safety warnings hidden in nearly every cellphone manual? Some manuals such as […]