Post Tech, unplugged
Hi folks. I'm sick today and won't be blogging. And to add insult to injury, I don't have Internet access yet in our new home. So, feeling like a bird without wings, I'm going to just unplug today. (Well, not really: I still have my Berry and iPhone to check e-mail and tweets.)
In the meantime, please check out my story that ran in the paper today:
Cellphone industry attacks San Francisco's ruling on radiation
By Cecilia Kang
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
San Francisco, a city that banned the plastic bag, now has waded into the muddy territory of cellphone radiation, setting off a call to arms in the $153 billion wireless industry.
Last week, the Board of Supervisors passed a law -- the first in the nation -- requiring retailers to inform their customers how much radiation the cellphones on their shelves emit, so shoppers can figure out how close the devices come to the upper limits on radiation set by the Federal Communications Commission.
The law, which goes into effect early next year, didn't mention the word, but it was all about one thing: cancer, and whether cellphones cause it.
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Washington Post editor
June 29, 2010; 8:34 AM ET
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