Members of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have asked Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its guidelines regarding radiation exposure from wireless phones. Lawmakers worried that America’s standards are far behind from the international standards.
Due to health concerns such as causing brain tumors, GAO members have asked FCC to conduct more tests on radio-frequency energy from wireless phones and also asked FCC to upgrade the testing requirements for mobile phones. FCC guidelines were created in 1996 while wireless technology (such as Apple iPhone, Google Android) has been growing in faster pace than other technology in recent years. In many studies, health experts have been trying to connect their findings on radiation exposure from wireless phones to cancer, headaches, memory loss or other health concerns.
With the support of GAO, FCC may be considered to altering its mobile phone testing measures. The future guidelines could be toughens the current standards, especially for mobile devices that are being used by kids.