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FCC calls for cell phone safety review


It is supposed to be the first review of cell phone safety standards in 15 years by the FCC, but some say the planned review does not go far enough. Camilla Rees with the group says it is good news that the FCC is talking about conducting a cell phone safety review, but she says the review needs to be expanded because current cell phone safety standards do not address a number of potential human health risks.

“These standards currently only measure risks from the heating effect of a cell phone. They don’t even consider risks from the non-thermal effects and risks from the modulation of the signal, which can be very biologically disruptive,” says Rees.

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