US telecom lost to California lawsuit to warn people about the risk of phone radiation - VnReview

US telecom lost to California lawsuit to warn people about the risk of phone radiation – VnReview

The CTIA Wireless Association (representative for US telecommunications businesses) continues to fail to prevent the city of Berkeley in California (USA) from continuing to propagate and warn people that using the phone Mobile has made them exposed to radiation.

This is part of a long-running debate about health concerns when using cell phones, Berkeley's "Right to Know" ordinance, effective in 2016, has continued to be court projects passed on this Tuesday, July 2.

Berkeley has implemented a separate city decree requiring phone retailers to notify potential customers about leaving their phones in pockets or undergarments that are contrary to US Communications Commission guidelines. (FCC) for radio wave exposure, which may lead to radio radiation exposure.

CTIA argued that this violated the amendment clause, preventing retailers' freedom of expression by asking them to send messages they did not want. The message that the city requires retailers to send is: "To ensure safety, the Federal Government requires that your mobile phone meet the principles of anti-radio frequency (RF) exposure. If you put the phone in a pocket or in a bra when it is turned on and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the principles of ensuring radio radiation safety. phone or user guide to use the phone safely ".

CTIA sued in June 2015 to try to stop Berkeley with a ban. In April 2017, at the 9th trial, the United States' secret court upheld the decree, claiming it was in the public interest and based on FCC rules. But in June 2018, the Supreme Court returned the case to the lower court for further consideration.

After the Supreme Court ruling, CTIA said it will continue its struggle against "forcing retailers to convey government messages". At the same time, Matthai K.Chakko, Berkeley's media representative, said the city did not think the upcoming decision of the court could affect the decree.

CTIA does not want to answer more about the new court decision.

Previously, CTIA won a similar case with the city of San Francisco in 2013, after three years of litigation.

Farimah Faiz Brown, the city's lawyer, said the city was very pleased with the court's ruling. He added: "The city has always believed that this decree is strictly true to the constitution and serves the community's interests".

Tran Vu Duc

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