kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead



Judge Blocks Most Of San Francisco Cellphone Radiation Law

A federal judge on Thursday struck down most of a San Francisco ordinance that requires retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.


Palm Pre Smartphone. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

SF Agrees To Delay Cellphone Radiation Information Law

A federal judge in San Francisco heard arguments Thursday, but deferred ruling on a bid by a cellphone industry group for a preliminary injunction blocking a city ordinance known as the “Right to Know” law.



San Francisco Cellphone Information Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Posters and fact sheets will be available at cell phone stores to provide information about possible radiation from the devices.


A doctor observes a patient's x-ray images. (CBS)

HealthWatch: SF Service Offers Free 2nd Opinion On Cancer Diagnoses

Northern California cancer patients are taking advantage of a unique service provided by a Bay Area non-profit group – a second opinion on their cancer diagnosis, free of charge.


A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Joins the Battle Against PG&E SmartMeters

Santa Cruz’s City Council filed a petition this week for the ability to opt out of PG&E’s SmartMeter program because of health risk concerns.


The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Radiation From Japan Spiked In California In March

A spike in radioactive sulfur from an earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear plant was detected in California in late March, but researchers have determined that it posed no threat to health.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Pacific Gas & Electric SmartMeters Coming To Santa Cruz County

At the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.


A child undergoing a CT scan. (CBS)

CT Scans May Give Patients Too Much Radiation

72 million Americans had CT scans last year, a 500 percent increase from just 15 years ago. It’s the most common diagnostic test, but it’s also one of the least regulated.

KPIX 5–05/05/2011

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Low Levels Of Radiation Found In Bay Area Milk, Water

Federal health officials are monitoring milk, tap water and precipitation after finding small amounts in Spokane, Washington.


Radiation symbol

Radiation From Japan Continues To Reach West Coast

Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant continue to reach the West Coast, including California, but scientists say it poses no health risk.

CBS San Francisco–03/26/2011