2016-09-11 Cell phone industry appealing “right to know” decision.

1)   The cell phone industry is appealing the court decision that allowed Berkeley, California to require signs in businesses selling cell phones that tell people about the potential risks, and how to safely use these devices. Relevant info about this action and the precedent-setting law can be found below in Letters.  Industry doesn’t want us to have the “right to know”.  If they truly believe RF is safe, why are they fighting this??

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2)   Dr. David Carpenter has written an article about the history of EHS, but only the abstract is available at this time. When the full report is available I will share. Many people in BC and elsewhere are complaining of symptoms consistent with EHS after having a smeter put on their home. Very sad.

Rev Environ Health. 2015;30(4):217-22. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0016.

The microwave syndrome or electro-hypersensitivity: historical background.

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.2015.30.issue-4/reveh-2015-0016/reveh-2015-0016.xml

3)   Dr. Riina Bray’s presentation in Montreal Aug. 2016 (the slides were shared already) is available via video. The introduction is in French but her presentation is in English. 1 hour 18 minutes.

Caring for Patients with Hypersensitivities, Dr Riina Bray, University of Toronto (english)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMuOguFBQ8E

Letters:

Update on Berkeley’s Cellphone “Right to Know” Law: Court hearing September 13

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on September 13 to consider the CTIA’s arguments why the preliminary injunction to block the City of Berkeley’s cellphone “right to know” ordinance should be reinstated. The law has been in effect since March.

This landmark law requires cellphone retailers in Berkeley to post a cellphone safety notification or provide a copy to customers The notification reminds the consumer to read the manufacturer’s safety information in the cellphone’s user manual (see below).

The case before the federal Court of Appeals is CTIA-The Wireless Association v. City of Berkeley et al., case number 16-15141.

The CTIA is represented by former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, and the City is represented by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.

The hearing will be held in the U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco at 9:30 A.M. (95 Seventh Street, Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, Rm 338).

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Natural Resources Defense Council submitted amicus briefs in support of Berkeley’s position.

A recap of key legal developments is available on my Electromagnetic Radiation Safety web site:
http://www.saferemr.com/2014/11/berkeley-cell-phone-right-to-know.html.

Links to more than 180 news stories about the law:
http://www.saferemr.com/2015/08/berkeley-cell-phone-right-to-know.html.

 

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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