As cell phone use continues to get even bigger in today's world, the FCC is now being asked to consider raising the limit on cell phone radiation.
The Government Accountability Office is recommending following a world standard, which would allow U.S. cell phones to emit up to 20 percent more radiation than currently allowed.
The GAO is making this request based on smart phone use, and said cell phone function is limited because of highly enforced, lower radiation limits.
Greg Hodges, a physicist who has been studying radiation for nearly 20 years, said when it comes to cell phone radiation and your health, it should not be something to worry about.
He said the radiation energies in cell phones are roughly 10,000 times lower than the radiation energy it would require to cause ionizations that can cause chemical reactions and lead to things like cancer.
"There are no easy-to-find connections. There's been a lot of studies done around the world by various groups, and they have not really shown any definitive link at all. So if there is any kind of connection, it's very, very weak," said Hodges.
The GAO is also asking the FCC to consider updating its cell phone testing procedures when keeping the distance of your device in mind, like in a pocket or held in your hand instead of only when it's held up to your ear.
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