Friday, September 14, 2012

While Purchasing A Mobile Handset Check This

While purchasing the mobile phone please check the ‘SAR value’ of the mobile phone. SAR value stands for the Specific Absorption Rate.
SAR is a “way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body,” according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA).
SAR stands for specific absorption rate. The lower your cell phone SAR, the lower your electromagnetic radiation exposure and therefore potential health risks associated with using your cell phone. In addition to proactively selecting a cell phone with a low SAR rating, you can also reduce your radiation exposure by using a short-range Bluetooth wireless headset to keep your cell phone away from your head or use your cell phone’s speakerphone.

In North America, a cell phone’s SAR rating is measured between 0.0 and 1.60 with 1.60 set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the maximum level of radiation permissible.

The CTIA requires all cell phones in the U.S. to comply with this SAR limit from the FCC. In Europe, the SAR rating runs from 0.0 to 2.0 as adopted by the European Union Council and recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

In North America, SAR is measured in watts per kilogram (or W/kg) averaged over one gram of biological tissue while in Europe SAR is averaged over 10 grams. The FCC limit, which averages over one gram of body tissue, is much stricter than the rest of the world.

The iPhone 3G, for example, has a relatively high SAR rating of 1.388. The Motorola VD version reports a lower SAR rating of 0.88 at the head and 0.78 at the body while the LG enV2 reports a higher SAR rating of 1.34 at the head and 1.27 at the body.

It can be searched on internet if its model number & make is known.

Myths and Facts

Various Myths about Mobile Handsets & Mobile base stations:



Mobile phone use cause headaches.
Headaches are not related to Mobile
phone use and there is no scientific

It is safer using a mobile phone in a
car as the car shields from the

The RF radiation is increased by
Mobile phones when used in a car to
Overcome the shielding.

Mobile phones cause brain cancer to
The people who use it.

There is no scientific evidence that
Mobile Phone can cause brain cancer.

Mobile Base stations are dangerous
and one should have distance from it.

It is the antenna from which we
should keep distance not from tower
and that too if we are positioned
Facing antenna at comparable height.
At the ground level, the intensity of
RF radiation from base station is
Much less.

Nobody is investigating the health
Effects of RF radiation.

The World Health Organization, many
national & international organizations
and independent expert groups are
coordinating to investigate health
Effects of RF radiation.