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GAO Urges FCC to Revise Cell Phone Radiation Limits | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

With the rapid rate at which the wireless world changes it comes as a surprise that the policy governing the radio-frequency exposure limits is so archaic.  New and improved wireless devices make there way on to the market every few months pushing the limits of what chip manufacturers can do, but the policy governing it dates back to 1996.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised the FCC to update this 16 year old policy to incorporate more modern research.  The GAO filed the report in late July and as of Tuesday has been made publicly available.   “With mobile phones in the pockets and purses of millions of Americans, we need a full understanding of the long-term impact of mobile phone use on the human body, particularly in children whose brains and nervous systems are still developing,” was express by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who along with Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.).  

It is good to see this issue being brought up.  It is essential to keep the policy governing such modern advanced modern as well.

GAO Urges FCC to Revise Cell Phone Radiation Limits | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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