Mobile Battlefield: CTIA vs. SF, the Showdown over SAR

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bear

Don't you know that breathing in dihydrogen monoxide will kill you!? 7,000 people in the US, and 250,000 worldwide die each year from dihydrogen monoxide inhalation! I'm gonna go get a bottle of it and threaten my congressman if he doesn't ban the stuff.

 

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Fecal Face

 Nice. :P

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Larzs13

Well does the TV, PC, WIFI, or any electronic device have a SAR on it, why not those too give off some form of radiation. Or how about the land we live on and get our food from yea there is radiation there too who gives a dam I don't something will kill me sooner or later and u too we call this life. Don't worry about me I like my steak to be big and still mooing when it comes off my pit and I don't care about it its dam good the same thing about my cell it does it job and does it good and I go on with life. How much will it shorten my life span by you don't know and I don't care.

 

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metal chihuahua

Food companies will have to post the dihydrogen monoxide levels on their product label!

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Michael Ellis

The brain cancer thing is a moot point anyway. How many people actually commonly use their cellphones to make calls anymore? I mean really?

No. What they should test is what happens when this stuff is transmitting from your pocket (if you catch my drift).

 

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Athlonite

BOOHOO the ctia is acting like a spoilt child being asked to pack up it toys and wash up before dinner why can't they just suck it up and come clean look at the cigarette makers they eventually came clean about their products being harmful why can't the likes of crapple cisco nokia sony lg samsung and all the rest of the cell phone manufacturing fraternity or are they prepared to wait until the law suites come rolling in 

 

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afatgoat

Cell phone companies boycotting San Fran is nothing more then corporate bullying.

People should be concerned with the amount of radiation given off by cell phones. It's no different then practicing safe sex. You stay commited to a really dirty one or sleep around with a bunch for years, without learning about eachother, next thing you know you have an asymptomatic case of herpes. With any luck it doesn't flare up, or if it does, it's super late in life, and not in the horrible 'oh-my-god-why-is-it-so-red-and-scabby-what-are-those-marks' sort of way. But sooner or later, it does. Especially if you keep using skanky units without making informed decisions and  properly protecting yourself.

And you know what's the worst part? It's happening in the most horrible place to get itchy bloody scabs, your other orifice and cranny, your brain hole.

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taliesin1077

"Cell phone companies boycotting San Fran is nothing more then corporate
bullying."

Or it's a company choosing to spend their money on what they want to spend their money on.  Or is San Francisco choosing to boycott Arizona governmental bullying?  Oh, no.  Government doesn't bully...they do what's best for us whether we like it or not. Only corporations and private citizens can bully.

How about, as someone else wisely said, the government stays the HELL out of my life, and lets me live it how I want?  Let me consume as much or as little salt as I want.  Let me wear a seat belt or not if I want.  Let me smoke or not if I want.  And let me deal with the consequences of my own actions.  F--- YOU GOVERNMENT!

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noteverjoe

I think this is a lot like cigarettes.... I mean... The cell phone could come in a box with a big sticker that read: "THIS THING WILL MOST LIKELY RESULT IN A SEMI-AGONIZING DEATH IN ABOUT 20 YEARS"... and people would. not. care.

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JusTalkin

Bite the hand that feeds you and you just might go hungry!

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grorc

I am sorry, that chart is bogus.  You look at it and the phone is right above the microwave.  According to this, I should be able to cook my hotpocket by setting it next to my phone and making a call.

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jacobhweeks

Haven't you seen the youtube videos of people popping corn with four or five cell phones?

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Usagi

Semper Leporid!

 

It appears you are mistaking the frequency for the power level.

Just because the cell phone is right above the microwave does NOT mean you can cook with it.

It merely means that the "frequency" of the cell phone is above that of the microwave. The POWER LEVEL, on the other hand, is quite low and insufficient to "cook your hotpocket" by making a call.

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Jims45wow

Are hotpockets still legal in S.F.?

Jim

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grorc

It is very refreshing to see business stick it to the idiotic politicians that feel they need to regulate every single part of our lives.  We are too stupid to know what is good and bad for us.  Lets see how long they stay in office when their state is out of money because people refuse to do business there.

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PawBear

 People jn California are crazy.  I think it has something to do with too much cell phone use.

Maybe the convention will be moved to Arizona where real Americans live. 

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killer2867

Honestly I feel people have a right to know about cell phone SAR.  Cell phone companies would perfere not to disclose the information because they are worried about their profit margines more so then public health.  Companies making a big deal over this situation leads me to belive that they have something to hide and troubles me more than any of the inconclusive studies on cell phone use.

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killer2867

Honestly I feel people have a right to know about cell phone SAR.  Cell phone companies would perfere not to disclose the information because they are worried about their profit margines more so then public health.  Companies making a big deal over this situation leads me to belive that they have something to hide and troubles me more than any of the inconclusive studies on cell phone use.

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opticallog

No one involved in the article is saying consumers don't have a right to know about SAR.  This information is already publicly available and easily obtainable for anyone that's interested.  It's also perfectly reasonable for cell phone manufacturers to be concerned about being forced to put what amounts to a scare tactic of a warning label on a product that has never been proven to be harmful.

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