• 09 AUG 12
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    ‘Will the GAO report for the FCC follow the fate of NAS report for the FDA?’

    Commentary from Dariusz Leszczynski:


    MELBOURNE, Australia, August 9, 2012–In 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration asked the US National Academies of Science to organize a workshop: ‘Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication’. Presentations at the workshop were invited from leading US and international scientists. I had the honour to present my views at the workshop.

    Following the workshop, in 2008, the US National Academies published a report of the outcome of the presentations and discussions. The report identified a long list of research gaps that needed the attention of scientists. The hope was that the US FDA will, based on the identified research needs, would set up a new research program in the USA.

    Expectations were futile. The FDA decided that there is no need for a new research program.

    Five years have passed from the time of that futile effort. A few days ago, the US Government Accountability Office published a report urging the US Federal Communications Commission to revisit the outdated safety standards for the exposures from wireless devices.


    Full article: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/between-rock-and-hard-place/2012/aug/8/GAO-report-for-FCC-follow-fate-NAS-report-for-FDA/

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