While a growing body of evidence indicates mobile phone users could be at risk for brain tumors from cell phones, the FCC’s current cell phone radiation standards have not been looked at for well over a decade.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients in cell phone radiation lawsuits, notes that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially launched its inquiry into whether current cell phone radiation emission standards need to be changed. According to the Firm, news of the launch comes as a growing body of evidence indicates that individuals exposed to cell phone radiation may be at risk for brain tumors and other brain cancers. While the FCC originally announced its plan to reexamine cell phone radiation levels last summer, the Commission’s Notice of Inquiry only became an official part of the FCC docket last month. With the official launch of the investigation, the public will now have 90 days to comment on the Notice of Inquiry, the FCC said.*
“We are pleased to see that the FCC has officially launched its investigation of cell phone radiation standards. While a growing body of evidence indicates mobile phone users could be at risk for brain tumors from cell phones, the FCC’s current cell phone radiation standards have not been looked at for well over a decade,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The Firm is currently investigating the link between cell phones and brain cancer, and is part of a small consortium of law firms actively representing plaintiffs in cell phone radiation lawsuits.
Brain Tumors from Cell Phones
According to a report from CNET.com, the FCC has not reexamined cell phone radiation standards in more than 16 years. Among other things, the original guidelines for testing cell phone radiation levels were based on behavioral studies conducted on animals in the 1980s.** Last summer, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) criticized the Commission’s current standards as being outdated compared to those of international regulatory agencies, and for failing to reflect the most recent research on cell phone radiation.***
Over the past several years, a growing body of research has found evidence of a connection between the development of brain tumors and exposure to cell phone radiation. For example, the World Health Organization’s International Agency on Research for Cancer (IARC) classified cell phone radiation as possibly carcinogenic in May 2011, after the Interphone study found that using cell phones for as little as 30 minutes per day resulted in a 40% increased risk for a type of brain tumor called glioma.**
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently offering free, no obligation cell phone radiation lawsuit evaluations to individuals who may have developed cancerous brain tumors from cell phones. Alleged victims of cell phone radiation may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information about cell phone radiation lawsuits and the potential connection between cell phones and brain tumors, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call 1-877-779-1414 to speak with an attorney today.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP