FCC Hasn’t Tested Cell Phones Kept in Pockets – Safety guidelines of 2001 are based on using holsters

(Newser) – The jury’s very much out on the dangers of cell phones, and Time points out an “odd quirk” in FCC testing guidelines that doesn’t help matters. When it determined safe emissions of radio-frequency levels in 2001, the agency tested phones kept in holsters. It didn’t, however, test phones kept in a far more common place—in a pocket, right next to a person’s skin.