U.S. GAO asks FCC to reevaluate its radiation labeling for mobile phones
The GAO request is not about any newly posited dangers of RF – the very first sentence of their findings states:
Hopefully this report won’t be used to scare-mongering people, as the GAO is making a sober and practical point: while there is no substantiated health concern from RF at this time, the FCC should make sure that its testing methods are up to date and its recommendations reflect the latest research, so that consumers can make informed decisions whenever new information comes out. The FCC, for its part, was already planning an overhaul of its guidelines, and will most likely incorporate the GAO findings into that process.
source: GAO Findings via Engadget
1. superguy (Posts: 259; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
This report might not be scaremongering, but Kucinich is with this bill.
4. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Yeah, it appears Representative Kucinich doesn't have have a good grasp of physics. He probably has a lot of company in Congress.
2. jmoita2 (Posts: 929; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I call b.s on this one...
It's on the same level as those people that claim power lines and microwave ovens cause cancer.
3. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Sort of the same - none of those types of radiation can cause cancer (since they don't have enough energy to ionize molecules) but microwaves can still have significant negative effects on living tissue if they aren't screened off well enough (by our atmosphere when it comes to cosmic background radiation, by metal grills and such in the case of the kitchen appliance).
It's conceivable, thought not very likely, that RF emissions could have some non-cancer-related health impact via the heat effects on cells.