Wireless carriers filed suit Monday to kill a cellphone radiation notification plan recently adopted by local officials in Berkeley, Calif. They approved a first-in-the-nation radiation warning plan last month that requires retailers to provide notice to consumers about the electromagnetic waves emitted by the devices that are believed — by some — to increase the risk of cancer. The wireless industry has long disputed the allegations that cellphone usage can increase cancer risk.
There has been a wide-ranging debate globally about whether cellphone emissions are dangerous. As expected, the wireless industry’s trade group, CTIA, said it filed suit to stop the notification plan, saying it “contradicts the federal government’s determination … that cellphones approved for sale in the U.S. do not pose a public health risk.”
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.