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WASHINGTON - Do we need more radiation from our cellphones? One government agency thinks so.

The government accountability office is asking the Federal Communications Commission to up its cell phone radiation limit.

Officials want to raise the limit by 20 percent. That would make the limit the same as the international standard.

Officials say smartphone usage is dictating the request. The reasoning is, people use cellphones in other capacities more than ever, rather than just talking with their phones next to their ear.

According to the GAO, the highly enforced lower radiation limits cell phone function.

Go to www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/tech/mobile/cell-phone-radiation-fcc/index.html to learn more .

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