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Cellphone Radiation Law Fallout: CTIA to Boycott San Francisco

Wed Jun 23, 2010 - 9:53 PM EDT - By Annie Latham

It was reported by Wired.com's Ryan Singel, that CTIA--The Wireless Association, the industry's lobbying group, will not hold another of its "gadget feasts" in San Francisco for the foreseeable future beyond the one already planned for October. Five of the last seven CTIA conventions have been held in San Francisco, which the group says brought more than $80 million into the local economy.

The group is not pleased with the San Francisco's recently passed law requiring retailers to post in their stores notices on the level of radiation emitted by the cell phones they offer.

CTIA spokesman, John Walls stated, "We are disappointed to announce that the 2010 CTIA Enterprise and Applications show in October will be the last one we have in San Francisco for the foreseeable future. We have already been contacted by several other cities that are eager to work with us and understand the tremendous benefits that wireless technology and our show can provide their area."

Previously, Mr. Walls was quoted saying, "They're just responding to unfounded concern,"noting the law "could very likely confuse and mislead consumers."

According to the San Francisco Convention & Visitor Bureau, 16,000 visitors are expected this year using 3500 hotel room.


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