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August 28, 2012
GAO report urges update on federal cell phone regs

Federal cell phone radiation standards are outdated and may not protect public health. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that notes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set its radio frequency energy exposure limits more than 15 years ago.

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The report was praised by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). It says the report confirms what it has been saying for several years—that the FCC “cell phone rules are based on old science and outmoded assumptions and are in serious need of an overhaul.”

GAO has recommended that the FCC reassess its testing requirements and formally reassess the current energy exposure limit, including its effects on human health.

EWG Director Renee Sharp criticized FCC for failing to take a hard look at its safety standards. She added, “Finally, the FCC has been taken to task for this grave oversight, and we hope and expect it will use the GAO’s findings to update its safety standards for wireless devices.”

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