Mobile Phones Radiation

Technology has it’s own Pros & Con’s.Whether it’s any category , a tech geek must be aware of ups & downs of technology which he likes to own.So is in the case of cell phones.Since Majority people around the globe own cell phones, As the market for new devices has grown, so have concerns about the safety of cell phone radiation.Recent studies find significantly higher risks for health hazards among people who have used cell phones for 10 years or longer. The state of the science is provocative and troubling, and much more research is essential.

The FCC’s [Federal Communications Commission-Many handset makers  define their products  to met either the FCC or the EU regulations ] legal limit for mobile phones is 1.6 Watts of radio-frequency energy per kilogram[For Europe It’s 2W/kg according to EU,it might vary in countries around 1.6->2 upon GOV rules ], using a measure called Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)[Wants to know what SAR is Visit FCC].However Most cell phone manufactures specify the SAR of their devices with in the supported manual.
The World wide Environmental Working Group advices that until scientists know much more about cell phone radiation, it’s smart for consumers to buy phones with the lowest emissions.EWG has created this user-friendly interactive online guide to cell phone emissions, covering more than 1,000 phones currently on the market.[Although it’s bit US based , it’s widely accepted]
The Environmental Working Group, which tracks SAR data for more than 1,300 cell phone and smartphone models, notes that several factors besides your handset affect your actual level of exposure. For example, distance from the cell tower plays a part: If the connection is weak, the handset needs to generate more radiation to make a connection to the tower. Network frequency and technology may play a part, and even the age of the user is an issue.Distance from the phone also matters. Using a headset or the speaker — or texting instead of talking — are inexpensive ways to cut down your exposure, The organization has posted 8 cell phone safety recommendations on its Web site.To find out SAR of various phones from EWG-Visit

Mostly Many Mobile manufacturing site specifies the SAR rates on their Websites,for eg :For Nokia users Check out  here[]..For an advanced geek these might be a late info but novices take care of SAR.


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