Chamber of Commerce pushing to derail legislation that requires safety labels on mobile phone sales 

The Chamber of Commerce called on its members in a final effort to oppose a pending ordinance that would require businesses that sell mobile phones to post product safety labels at the point of sale and provide information about cell phone radiation exposure.

If passed, San Francisco would be the only city in the nation to require this, adding extra burdens on local retailers, chamber officials said.

“The Board of Supervisors will consider an ordinance at its June 8 meeting that will make it even more expensive and difficult for small retailers to do business in San Francisco,” the chamber states.

“San Francisco phone companies and retailers already comply with federal health regulations and sell only those phones deemed safe by the Federal Communications Commission. This proposed new labeling regulation will do nothing but impose more requirements on business — with no benefit to consumers.”

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