Commission votes on cell phone crackdown 

The Environment Commission meets Tuesday to vote on a resolution recommending The City take certain measures “educating the public on and reducing exposure to radiation from cell phones, including disclosure of radiation information at point of sale.”

The resolution calls for the passage of legislation requiring retailers to display radiation levels on the devices at point of sale and information on how to use cell phones in a safer way.

The resolution says there are possible health risks in using cell phones.

“Recently published long-term studies looking at cell phone use for 10 years have indicated evidence of increasing occurrence of brain and salivary cancers especially on the side of the head where cell phones are held,” the resolution said.

Mayor Gavin Newsom has signaled he supports of cell phone labeling and is open to other recommendations.

The commission meets Tuesday, at 5 p.m. at City Hall, Room 416.

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