FCC Should Update Cellphone RF Exposure Standard: GAO

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission should reassess its 16-year-old standards for exposure to cellphone radio-frequency emissions in light of new research and new international standards, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

According to the GAO’s report, cellphone use rose dramatically over from 1989 to 2009, growing from 3.5 million to 286 million subscribers in the U.S. and becoming the primary method of telephone use for many users. While scientific research hadn’t yet definitively shown any RF-related adverse health effects from cellphone use, the FCC should review...
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