Wednesday, August 08, 2012

GAO recommends that FCC up the cell phone radiation safety limits


The General Accounting Office has a report that urges the FCC to increase  (by 20%) the maximum radiation levels allowed by smart phones, according to many stories today, such as one on CNN by Amy Gahran, here.

A factor in the recommendation is the widespread multipurpose use of small phones, which are often held further from the body.

At the same time, there have been some stories showing concern about the use of cell phones close to the heads of children.

The GAO link (and PDF) are here.