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Old 07-07-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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We all know that cell phones produce radiation and our body absorbs it everyday since you are exposing yourself to it.

I was looking for a single website that lists the SAR rates for all phones but seems like you have to dig thro' manufacture websites for information from the FCC website however CNET has a good comparison chart.


Link 1: Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for Cellular Telephones | FCC.gov

Top 20 phones with highest radiation:

Top 20 phones with lowest radition:

Hope this was helpful for anyone shopping for a phone and please forward these links to your family and friends if they are interested in learning more about SAR.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing this! Yes there is a lot to dig through and technical jargon that makes 0 sense for the average consumer.
But the numbers dont make sense for most folks if they dont understand what the actual numbers mean. I just wanted to clarify that because I can see some readers of this thread seeing their phone on the highest 20 list and freaking out because the SAR is double the number from the lowest list. While a lower number is 'better' its almost insignificant when we are talking about the SAR measurements.

I think its VERY important to note what SAR means and CNET's introduction from the website you sent writes about it very well for the layman to understand.
Cell phone radiation levels - CNET Reviews

This is my career, I am with phones and RF gadgets such as this all day long whether working from home, office or traveling to another city working with devices.
From my personal point of view, there really is no concrete evidence about the dangers over the long term of using these devices. I am not saying there are or arent dangers either.

As a precaution, anything that emits radiation, even at levels such as a cellphone, should be used in moderation. In other words, using them as a landline replacement, (if you talking for long periods of time) is not a solution.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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Kind of like liing further fro high power lines debate. All meet government standards and debated like so many other things.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:22 AM
 
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I think the FCC does a more than adequate job of explaining SAR values, and funny they don't mention a thing about using a cell phone in "moderation" (whatever that value is)... The FCC instead of suggesting using a cell phone in moderation says this:

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For users who are concerned with the adequacy of this standard or who otherwise wish to further reduce their exposure, the most effective means to reduce exposure are to hold the cell phone away from the head or body and to use a speakerphone or hands-free accessory.
Talking for long periods of time.... minutes, hours, days? Means different things to different age audiences....

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) For Cell Phones: What It Means For You | FCC.gov

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I think the FCC does a more than adequate job of explaining SAR values, and funny they don't mention a thing about using a cell phone in "moderation" (whatever that value is)... The FCC instead of suggesting using a cell phone in moderation says this:



Talking for long periods of time.... minutes, hours, days? Means different things to different age audiences....

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) For Cell Phones: What It Means For You | FCC.gov
plwhit,

Yes the FCC does do, do a great job at explaining this. Additionally CNET summarized it very well for those that might not make it to the FCC website.

Thats what great about these forums, is sharing information.

I am not a scientist and neither are the FCC. They dont do their own independent research on the effects or non effects of SAR. So there is no magic number when it comes to the many variables on whether someone may/may not be effected over the long term and what adverse conditions may come of it.
But it also doesnt mean that you cant be conscious (not paranoid) of your own usage or those around you.

In addition to the distance from the head precaution, wired headsets (not Bluetooth) are also very effective at keeping the distance and allowing for voice communication on the phone.
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