Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients injured by cell phone radiation, reports on a June 15, 2012 proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to evaluate cell phone radiation safety. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski sent a draft of the proposal to the agency’s other commissioners for a vote to determine whether the agency will perform an official investigation into cell phone health risks. If approved, the FCC will also investigate whether wireless gadgets used by children should have higher emission standards. The FCC last updated its guidelines on radiation exposure levels in 1996.

FCC Review Follows Prior Concerns Over Cell Phone Health Risks

“This review is long overdue, and it is impossible to imagine how the FCC will be able to retain its current standards which allow 20 times more radiation to reach the head than the body as a whole, do not account for risks to children’s developing brains and smaller bodies, and consider only short-term cell phone use, not frequent calling patterns over decades,” Renee Sharp, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, told The Washington Post. According to the FCC, there were approximately 44 million cell phone users in 1996. Last year, the wireless association CITA, reported 332 million wireless subscriber connections.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Investigating Cell Phone Radiation Safety Issues

Bernstein Liebhard LLP supports the proposed FCC investigation over cell phone radiation safety standards. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand commented, “Plaintiffs are pleased that the FCC is finally revisiting this issue, as current safety standards fail to account for the manner in which consumers use these products, as well as significant differences in the susceptibility to radiation between children and adults using cell phones.”

Recent studies have shown that cell phone radiation from prolonged use may put individuals at an increased risk for certain types of brain tumors. In May 2011, the World Health Organization reclassified cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans. The WHO also voiced concerns about children’s use of cell phones. Children are at higher risk for cell phone radiation side effects because of their thinner skulls, which absorb radio frequencies at higher rates.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to investigate cell phone radiation health risks, such as cell phone brain tumors. The Firm is currently a part of a small consortium of law firms leading the litigation against cell phone manufacturers, alleging that manufacturers failed to adequately warn users about the dangers of cell phone radiation. Individuals who have used a cell phone for significant time periods for more than seven years and developed glioma, acoustic neuroma, or meningioma may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free and confidential case evaluations. Learn more by watching a cell phone radiation video, or by visiting our website,

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Published June 19, 2012 by