"The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to study whether it needs better guidelines to protect people from cellphone radiation, a question it hasn't posed in 15 years."
"During that period, mobile devices have become ubiquitous and far more powerful. Today, there are more cellphones than people in the United States. But there has been no definitive study on whether the explosive growth is bad for our health.
Before the FCC can even examine the question, however, the agency must get permission from its five commissioners.
The FCC, which sets limits on radio frequency emissions for devices, played down the significance of the action, saying current rules appear adequate and that the proposal is part of a routine effort to make sure its guidelines are up to date."