San Francisco has voted to require all retailers to display the amount of radiation cell phones emit. The law is the first of its kind in the U.S.
The administration of mayor Gavin Newsom called the vote a major victory for cell phone shoppers' right to know.
According to the New York Times:
This is out of line of my typical nutrition info but since every person I have ever met has a cell phone I thought this was worth sharing.
New Law in San Fransico
"Under the law, retailers will be required to post materials -- in at least 11-point type -- next to phones, listing their specific absorption rate, which is the amount of radio waves absorbed into the cell phone user's body tissue.
These so-called SAR rates can vary from phone to phone, but all phones sold in the United States must have a SAR rate no greater than 1.6 watts per kilogram".
New York Times June 15, 2010
Electromagnetic Health June 15, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle June 18, 2010