Mobile Phone Safety

Topics: Mobile phone / Pages: 2 (352 words) / Published: Mar 9th, 2011
How is radiation produced by a cell phone?
Cell phone radiation is transmitted by the cell phone antenna in all directions
Most of the energy is lost in space
Part of the energy is received by base stations
Part of the energy is incident on human head
Maximum Power Transmit
The Federal Communications Commission sets specific absorption rate “SAR” standards for acceptable power radiation for cell phones; it must not exceed 1.6 W/KG
The lower the SAR the better the phone, from a potential health hazard point of view

There are three ways to find SAR values
From the user manual of your mobile phone.
Visit mobile manufacturers’ forum or website and select your mobile phone model
Enter Federal Communications Commission website and write your mobile FCC ID Number in the FCC ID

Hold it at the bottom
By covering large areas of the phone with your hand, you reduce its ability to send and receive signals. The phone then increases its power and transmits stronger radiation to compensate this. So hold the phone as far down as possible, so it can operate at low power.
Get in the best position

You can see the signal reception strength in the display. When reception is good, the phone reduces power and radiation. If reception is poor, the phone uses maximum power and radiation.
Don’t talk too long and use regular phone as much as possible
The radiation you are exposed to is directly related to the time you spend talking on your phone. For linger calls it is safer and cheaper to call from a regular phone

Hazardous areas of use

Don’t use a mobile phone while driving a car. Stop at a safe place and talk.
Don’t use your mobile phone in places where there is a lot of electrical equipment, such as hospitals and aircraft.
Don’t bathe with your mobile phone.
Don’t let small children talk on your mobile phone for long periods. They are more susceptible than

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