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U.S. GAO asks FCC to reevaluate its radiation labeling for mobile phones

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Aug 2012, 13:06

The Government Accountability Office has asked the FCC to overhaul its guidelines on testing mobile phones for RF emissions, and to update their recommended doses to better reflect current research...

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posted on 08 Aug 2012, 15:49

1. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

This report might not be scaremongering, but Kucinich is with this bill.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 09:47

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.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 18:22

2. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; 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.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 09:46

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.

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