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Cell Phone Radiation

Ben Schenk

Cell Phone Radiation

CREATED Aug. 9, 2012

CNN - More radiation... no problem? The Government Accountability Office is asking the Federal Communications Commission to update its cell phone radiation standards.

They want to raise the limits by 20-percent-- which is the international standard-- saying smartphone usage is dictating the request.

The reasoning is that people use cell phones in other capacities more than ever-- rather than just talking with their phones next to their ear.

The G-A-O raised the issue at the request of three Democratic senators who feel lower radiation standards equal more costs for consumers.

According to the G-A-O, the highly enforced lower radiation limits limit cell phone function.