A California court has ruled that forcing phone retailers to display cancer warnings infringes their first amendment rights, unless said warnings also point out the FCC's scepticism over the threat. The Northern District Court agreed that there was no evidence that mobiles cause cancer, and that the flyer and poster the city …
How about some consistency?
If they are going to require warning labels just because someone claims without proof that it's dangerous, they should require a warning label on every single item that the Daily Mail has reported as causing cancer (as part of its ongoing mission to classify the entire universe into things that cause cancer and things that cure cancer).
On the Daily Mail's behalf
In order to read the Daily Mail you need to be alive and it seems quite clear that being alive greatly increases your cancer risk.
> they should require a warning label on every single item that the Daily Mail has reported as causing cancer
They do. Pretty much every building in California has a notice at the door warning those about to enter that the materials used in its construction may cause cancer. Restaurant menus all have warnings about the dangers of eating undercooked food. They really need to change their license plate slogan, forget the Golden State, more like "California, the Nanny State"
Just stop selling any cellphone in San Francisco. See how long the city takes to decide that they don't really need those posters or flyers when people start shopping in Sacramento or Oakland.
Is there anything that isn't...
known to "the state of California" to cause $badthings? I am having a hard time thinking of things I have bought this past decade that didn't carry one of those labels.
Particulates from vehicle exhausts?
Waiting for the compulsory bumper stickers.
How does California label HPV and who can read writing that small?
"Everything, gives you cancer"
Great song. Go look it up.
"...San Francisco's determination to label mobile phones as carcinogenic has brought it into conflict with one of the more powerful lobby groups in America..."
I thought 'the truth' wasn't a particularly powerful lobby group in America (or indeed, many countries).
The under cooked food warning is so they don't get sued .
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