The Cell Phone Right to Know ToolKit

In a historic win for consumers, the City of Berkeley, California unanimously passed a Cell Phone Right to Know Ordinance in 2015. EHT has created this page so that you can make a difference in your community by advocating for a Cell Phone Right to Know ordinance in your city or town. You can make a difference In your community!

WHAT IS A CELL PHONE RIGHT TO KNOW ORDINANCE?

A cell phone right to know ordinance simply informs consumers about the fact that their phone emits radiation and that the phone has specific instructions that detail how to meet federal radiation guidelines. Most consumers are unaware of such information which is why an ordinance is so important.

A Cell Phone Right to Know Ordinance would require cell phone retailers to provide the following safety notice to their customers:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

QUICK FACTS
  • All cell phones and wireless devices have fine print instructions buried in user manuals detailing the distance the device needs to be held away from the body in order to meet federal radiation guidelines.
  • Consumer Reports recommends that cell phone users be informed of this safety information.
  • Most people are unaware of this information and hold their phones and wireless devices in a manner whereby they could be absorbing radiation levels that are far higher than federal guidelines.
DOCUMENTS TO PRESENT

Please click here to download the Cell Phone Right To Know Briefing Materials which were supported by California Brain Tumor Association and Voices Against Brain Cancer.

Please click here to download a PDF of Fine Print Warnings found in commonly used wireless devices.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

EHT’s Doctor’s Advice Printable Brochure

Please click here to download the letter from expert scientists to Senator Rosalyn Baker on Hawaii’s proposed Cell Phone Fine Print Awareness Law.

Click here to download International Precautionary Actions on Wireless. This details what other countries are doing to inform and protect their citizens.

Click here to read the declaration of 190 scientists from 39 countries urging precautionary actions be taken to reduce radiation

LINKS TO LEARN MORE

The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance EHT Page

ShowTheFinePrint.org

Listen to Stories by Cell Phone Survivors & Non-survivors

November 2015 issue of Consumer Reports magazine on cell phones.

Lecture at George Washington University on Cell phones and Policy

NEWS STORIES

Sep 2015 – NBC News Story about Consumer Reports Recommendations to keep the cell phone away from head and body, including interview with Joel Moskowitz, Director and Principal Investigator of UC Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health

Judge suggests he may side with most of Berkeley’s cell phone law

Bob Egelko, SF Gate, Aug 20, 2015

Cell phones radiation is making headlines again with Berkeley’s Right to Know ordinance

By Lulu Chang, Digital Trends, August 1, 2015

LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Read Dr. Davis’s article in San Francisco Medicine: “Flying Blind: The Public Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation”

PC Magazine: The Government Accountability Office asks the FCC to revise safety limits

The American Academy of Pediatrics asks FCC to revise their safety limits

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