FCC Revisits Cell Phone Radiation Safety

But are they as dangerous as ticking off the IRS?


The Federal Communications Commission officially opened an inquiry today into whether U.S. standards need to be updated to protect people from cell phone radiation.

Chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a notice of inquiry last June that looked at a series of questions surrounding whether the current standards need to be updated or whether the agency's testing practices should be altered. But it took nine months for the notice of inquiry to become an official part of the FCC docket.

Now that the notice of inquiry is officially registered, the FCC can begin its review and receive comments from the public and industry about its testing process.

When it first discussed reviewing the testing process, the FCC noted that the review was a standard procedure. And there is a chance that the agency may not change the rules at all.