Opinions online regarding cell phone radiation range from completely harmless to causing the end of humanity as we know it. In this article I will be writing about the facts of cell phone radiation to try to put these two extremes to rest. Radiation levels in cell phones and other devices are rated using something called SAR. SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate. Essentially this number represents the rate at which radiation is being absorbed into your body. The FCC allows a Specific Absorption Rate of 1.6 watts/kg of flesh. Keep in mind this is the maximum acceptable absorption rate, so numbers below 1.6 are much better.
All phones sold and manufactured in the United States have to be tested for their absorption rate. This is really the only way to get an accurate reading of the radiation level in devices such as cell phones and microwaves. Several Canadian providers have also tested abosorption rates in non-controlled tests like Kyle’s cell phone repair shop in Montreal. Radiation is somewhat affected by the size of a device, but different brands of phones have proven to have varying levels of Specific Absorption Rates. Higher radiation levels seem to be correlated with phones lower in cost and overall quality compared to the leading phones on the market. The cell phones that are the highest on the SAR chart up to 1.54 watts/kg of flesh include the Motorola Droid Maxx, the BlackBerry z10, and the T-Mobile Prism. Note: This research was collected by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Not surprisingly, these phones cost less than their leading competitors. The extra radiation may not be worth the extra few dollars in your pocket. Radiation can cause biological changes in small cells. Speaking on your phone will not necessarily cause you any physical health issues. Small doses of radiation over long periods of time, however, may cause negative health effects. This may provide motivation to spend less time on your phone and more time doing the things you love. For the health conscience, any dose of radiation can sound alarming. Unfortunately, we live in a world of modern technology and it would be hard to live without a phone. Reducing your time exposed to radiation is more practical than removing the exposure all together.
Some knock-off companies and cell phone kiosks at the mall sell âanti-radiationâ cases. Don’t believe the advertising. These cases are not proven to prevent radiation from your cell phone. So if someone tries to sell you an accessory like this for your phone, they are ripping you off. There are other ways to reduce your contact with radiation. For example: avoid leaving your cell phone in your pocket – carry it in a small bag or purse instead. Turn your phone off at night or talk on speaker instead of holding the phone next to your ear. The closer the device is to your body the more frequently youâre exposed to small, consistent doses of radiation. For more information about the best quality phones on the market contact your local cell phone repair shop. The technicians will tell you which phones on the market are the lowest quality.