Mobile phones give us cancer, make us impotent and contribute to global warming (that last one’s my unfounded theory). Ever since mobiles became an essential everyday object in our lives, people have theorised about the long-term effects they can have on our bodies.
While recent studies showed that there is no definitive link between mobile phones and frying our brains, the Federal Communications Commission in America is apparently planning on taking another look into this hotly-disputed topic. Their intention is to make sure that their current standards sufficiently protect people from mobile phone radiation.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is the man behind this move, and he’s hoping that a formal enquiry will take place. An FCC spokesperson said that ”we are confident that, as set, the emissions guidelines for devices pose no risks to consumers.”
The last time the FCC reviewed their phone safety standards was back in 1996, since when mobile phone usage and technology has come a very long way. The question is, is there a possibility that it’s actually become more harmful over this time as well? Not likely, but hopefully we’ll find out for sure soon.
[Source: The Verge]