US Democrats Urge FCC to Update Mobile Phone Radiation Standards
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 08/08/2012 20:46
Top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday called on the Federal Communications Commission to update its cell phone testing and radiation-emission standards to better reflect the latest research.
Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., along with Reps. Anna Eshoo of California, the top Democrat on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and Edward Markey, D-Mass., said the FCC needs to update its standards in response to the findings of a new report from the Government Accountability Office. In the report, which was requested by the lawmakers, GAO said the FCC has not revised its "energy limit" for mobile phones since 1996, despite changes to international standards.
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