Telecommunications: Research and Regulatory Efforts on Mobile Phone Health Issues

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DIANE Publishing, 2001 - Cell phones - 40 pages
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The United States General Accounting Office (GAO) presents the full text of a report entitled "Telecommunications: Research and Regulatory Efforts on Mobile Phone Health Issues," published in May 2001. The report discusses the possibility of adverse health effects from radio frequency energy emitted from mobile telephones.

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Page 19 - Under the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968, as amended, FDA is responsible for establishing and carrying out a program, designed to protect public health and safety, to control radiation from electronic products. These responsibilities include (1) developing and administering performance standards for electronic products; (2) planning, conducting, coordinating, and supporting research, development, training, and operational activities to minimize the emissions of, and exposure...
Page 23 - Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields.
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Page 1 - Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Committee on Energy and Commerce House of Representatives Dear Mr.
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Page 12 - ... sponsors research and reviews existing research literature to develop criteria for OSHA standards. NIOSH has developed and published a list of all known toxic substances. In its 1975 edition, NIOSH reported that information was included on the carcinogenicity of 1,500 chemicals . World Health Organization The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, publishes monographs on its evaluation of the carcinogenic risk of chemicals but makes no recommendations...
Page 19 - ... manufacturers to reduce radiation emissions. For example, FDA has worked with manufacturers of video display terminals and police radar devices to address concerns about excessive exposure to radiation and with manufacturers of electric blankets to redesign the blankets to reduce electric and magnetic fields. Under the Federal Radiation Council Authority, transferred to EPA by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, EPA is responsible for, among other things, advising the President on radiation matters,...
Page 32 - ... human capital, and the need for additional legislative authority. FERC also provided a draft of the mission and function statement and organizational design for its new Office of Market Oversight and Investigation, and a list of the services and products the office is to provide. In addition, FERC provided us with some technical changes, which we incorporated into the report as appropriate. Consumers in various parts of the United States have recently experienced large fluctuations in energy...
Page 19 - ... all federal agencies on formulating protective standards on radiation exposure. Upon presidential approval of EPA'S recommendation on formulating standards, the pertinent federal agencies would be responsible for implementing the guidance. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), FCC is required to consider whether its actions — including actions that may lead to human exposure to radio-frequency radiation — in authorizing communications equipment significantly affect the...

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