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Words Used At the US National Conventions

Words Used At the US National Conventions
A comparison of how often speakers at the two presidential nominating conventions used different words and phrases, based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service.

Over all, the word ‘science’ was used only three times at the Republican convention, and eight times at the Democratic convention.

Image courtesy of the NY Times, full sized graphic here: http://tinyurl.com/8ktcsy3

US Government Accountability Office recommends FCC reassess radiation limits for mobile phones

The topic of mobile phone radiation is once again on the burner in Washington D.C. Along with Representative Dennis Kucinich’s proposed legislation that would institute labeling requirements and extensive research into the health effects of RF exposure, the US Government Accountability Office has issued a recommendation that the FCC update its current exposure limits and reevaluate current testing methodologies. As is, the FCC’s radiation guidelines are based on research that was concluded in 1996, and while the US GAO concedes that this may lead to the adoption of higher SAR limits (in certain usage scenarios), the organization contends that it’s time to bring current research and international recommendations into consideration.