• 18 JAN 12
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    Dr. Mercola on cell phone standards

    Why Are Cell Phones Using the Wrong Safety Standards?
    By Dr. Mercola


    Over 5 billion people worldwide, about 80 percent of the world’s population, now has a cell phone.
    In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) determines maximum allowed exposures from cell phone radiation, a determination that has the potential to impact public health on a massive scale, especially in light of increasing evidence that exposure to such radiation may cause cancer, brain changes and other health problems.
    That the FCC is in charge of this regulation is in and of itself perplexing, considering the FCC states:
    ” “ the FCC’s primary jurisdiction does not lie in the health and safety area, and it must rely on other agencies and organizations for guidance in these matters.”
    Well, according to a new report by Om Gandhi, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah and colleagues, “Exposure Limits: The Underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children,” the FCC standards are based on a one-size-fits-all-model that seriously underestimates RF exposures to those most vulnerable, including children.


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