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CTIA Statement After the FCC Released the Notice of Inquiry on Radio Frequency

After the FCC released its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on Radio Frequency (RF), I said, “CTIA welcomes the FCC’s focus on cellphones and health effects. In establishing RF emission requirements for wireless devices, the FCC has always been guided by science and the evidence produced by impartial health organizations and the scientific community. “As the […]

CTIA Statement on Today’s Order from the Federal District Court on San Francisco Lawsuit

After today’s order from the federal district court on the San Francisco lawsuit, I released the following statement: “Today the federal district court in the Northern District of California held that the requirements of San Francisco’s cell phone warning regime, as currently drafted, violate the First Amendment. The court properly determined that the City cannot […]

CTIA Files Challenge to San Francisco’s “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” Ordinance

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® asked a federal court to block the enforcement of San Francisco’s “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” ordinance. CTIA’s challenge argues that the Ordinance is barred under the First Amendment and conflicts with federal law governing the safety of wireless devices. As CTIA explains in its motion, the Ordinance requires retailers to distribute misleading […]

CTIA’s Blog Focus in November: mHealth; December to Highlight 2010 Wireless Industry Successes

CTIA’s blog was focused on mHealth in November. We spoke about a number of innovative programs, products and services which are helping improve people’s healthcare experiences. Whether it’s through something as simple as a text message (i.e. text4baby) or remote wireless monitoring for various ailments (i.e. congestive heart failure), mHealth is our future. We’ve focused a […]

mHealth App Helps Army Members Recover from Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and Other Wounds

As Army Reservists and National Guard members return home, the U.S. Army’s mCare program is available to help them. According to this story, mCare was started in June 2009 and “is a downloadable mobile application that facilitates two-way communication between patients, doctors and approved third parties. The application lets users store health-care information on their […]

NIH Experts Report No Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer

“Overall, these incidence data do not provide support to the view that cellular phone use causes brain cancer.” That’s the conclusion of a study released yesterday by Drs. Peter Inskip, Robert Hoover and Susan Devesa of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. They looked at brain cancer incidence in the U.S. from 1977-2006, and found […]

CTIA Filed Lawsuit Against San Francisco for the So-Called “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” Ordinance

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division to block enforcement of the San Francisco “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” ordinance. The ordinance challenges the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) determination that all FCC-compliant wireless handsets are safe by mandating that retailers post Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) […]

CTIA Responds to NYT Maureen Dowd

A Maureen Dowd column published in Sunday’s New York Times is as unfortunate as a recent vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, in that both ignore scientific evidence. Instead, both likely create immense misperception and unfounded fear. Ms. Dowd misses the mark when she repeatedly raises rhetorical questions about the safety of wireless […]

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