Are you worried that your cellphone may be turning your brain into pudding?

cell-radiationYou either worry about SAR or you don’t. SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate, which is the unit of measurement for the amount of RF energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. I don’t think about it very often, but once in awhile it crosses my mind that I probably should not use my phone as an ebook reader. I mean better safe than sorry right? Heck, I don’t even know if radiation is an issue when you’re not using the radio part of a phone. If you’re the worrying sort or just want to be informed, then you should check out the Environmental Working Group’s site. Their research team has assembled an online consumer guide to cell phone radiation, rating more than 1,000 cell phones marketed in the U.S. With this free, online tool, you can make informed decisions about which cell phones to buy. The EWG guide uses easy-to-read graphics to illustrate each phone’s radio frequency emissions.

8 comments… add one
  • Lex September 10, 2009, 4:01 pm

    Oh Boy ! My company JUST ordered the worst one for the whole sales force. I like it when my dental fillings get warm !

    • Julie September 10, 2009, 6:01 pm

      @Lex It was nice knowin ya 😉

  • Garebear September 10, 2009, 7:26 pm

    Yep I think it is to late got my first brick phone in the early eighties and been using them ever since. It can’t be Alzheimer’s I’m only 65 so I’ll blame it on the phone, my CRAFT disease.

  • Freebby September 10, 2009, 10:17 pm

    whoa! I’ve been using my phone to read some interesting ebooks I got from the net thinking that it would be better and more convenient to read through my phone than my computer. I guess I have to start changing my ways than be sorry in my old age.

    Thanks for this article.

  • Fred September 11, 2009, 5:38 am

    These figures are provided by the manufacturers, they are not mesured by an independent organization.

  • Lex September 11, 2009, 7:01 pm

    I’ll just wrap my head in aluminum foil Julie. For you e-book readers the phone is so distant from your head you’d have nearly no risk.

  • Xiu September 13, 2009, 9:46 am

    Who know’s what mobilephone is used on the photo? Looks great!

    • Julie September 13, 2009, 10:27 am

      @Xiu Not sure. I found it using google’s image search.

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