October 1, 2010
FCC changes cellphone safety guidance
According to The Washington Post, the FCC has changed its guidance to cellphone users worried about the health effects of wireless devices, dropping a long-standing recommendation that concerned consumers purchase phones with lower levels of radiation emissions.
The move comes amid a growing debate over cellphone safety and coincides with efforts in some jurisdictions - most notably San Francisco - to require wireless providers to more clearly state the radiation emissions of the phones they sell.
The revisions were made last week, without any formal announcement, to a consumer fact sheet posted on the FCC's Web site.
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