Breaking News: Wall Street Journal Rekindles Cellphone-Health Risk Debate
Debate Rekindled Over Health Risks From Cellphone Use
Study results support push for tougher standards to protect humans from potential health effects
"David Andrews, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, which has pushed for tougher safety regulations, said what the recent NTP study 'indicates is that there are the potential for more subtle, but potentially much more damaging health effects.'”
"The FCC opened a proceeding to study the current standards in 2013, but hasn’t taken any action. The agency officially adopted cellphone RF safety limits in 1996."
"Dr. Gandhi, who was on the IEEE committee and voted against the test method in 2003, says phones should be tested with far less separation from the body and without the 6 mm ear. He has also pushed for a test for children."
"Jay Moulton, who runs a cellphone test lab in California, said most phones wouldn’t pass the body test without some separation. 'If they had to go to zero, every phone would fail and you’d never get them out on the market.'”
"Dr. Boice [head of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, a congressionally chartered organization in charge of monitoring radiation safety] ... says it is a good idea to revisit the safety standards. 'Not because there’s overwhelming scientific knowledge to do so, but because there’s continued scientific uncertainty—and because everybody has one.'”
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