Radiation

San Francisco rules on cellphone radiation

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law requiring retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by cellphones. It's likely to become law after a ten-day comment period.

Under the new law, retailers will have to display the specific absorption rate (SPR) of each phone - the amount of radiation it produces that is absorbed into the user's body - or face a $300 fine. The SPR varies from phone to phone.

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