FCC To Consider Reviewing Cellphone Radiation Standards

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission proposed a review of the agency's safety standards for cellphone emissions on Friday, an initiative that, if advanced, would mark the first time the standards have been assessed in a decade and a half.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asked his fellow commissioners for their input on whether to begin a formal inquiry into the matter. The current standards were adopted in 1996.

Cellphone use has proliferated in the U.S. since that time, but controversy surrounds the safety of the...
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