FCC to reevaluate cell phone radiation guidelines
It was 1996 when the FCC last changed its cell phone radiation guidelines. Obviously, the industry has gone through quite a few changes since then and what was once technology used exclusively by wealthy executives and drug dealers has become a device to be found in just about everyone's pocket. Today, the U.S. has more active cell phones than there are people living in the country. As a result, just about everyone in the country is exposed to whatever emissions cone from a mobile handset which makes the new investigation much more important.
stores selling handsets post the level of radio waves that each handset releases. The CTIA challenged the requirement saying that would confuse consumers about a safe product and the ordinance was put on hold.
The FCC says that wireless devices emit energy and the closer that one holds the device to their body, the more energy is absorbed. The FCC says that cell phone users can lessen whatever risk there is of absorbing radiation by using an earphone or speakerphone to increase the distance between the device and the user's body. Apple recommends that users of the Apple iPhone keep the handset at least 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) away from their body to keep exposure below maximum levels. The manual for the Apple iPhone 4S says that the phone meets FCC and European Union exposure guidelines.
1. Droid_X_Doug posted on 17 Jun 2012, 15:11 3 6
"Apple recommends that users of the Apple iPhone keep the handset at least 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) away from their body to keep exposure below maximum levels."
WTF?! - another antenna-gate problem? And Apple knew about this all along?
3. biophone posted on 17 Jun 2012, 15:13 3 0
I guess your trying to be funny but i bet some people are going to take you seriously.
2. biophone posted on 17 Jun 2012, 15:12 4 1
Moto phones do seems to be the worst since they use such strong radios.
5. Droid_X_Doug posted on 17 Jun 2012, 16:53 1 1
From VZW's website:
Motorola Droid RAZR SAR: Head 1.45 Watt/Kg, Body Worn 0.71 Watt/Kg
Apple iPhone 4S SAR: No data provided. Note that no data provided does not mean no EMR....
Maybe there is something to Apple's recommendation to hold the iPhone 5/8 inch away from the body when using it? Air does block Alpha radiation with enough distance....
6. Droid_X_Doug posted on 17 Jun 2012, 16:58 0 0
Perusing the VZW website further:
Samsung GSIII SAR: Head 0.41 Watt/Kg, Body Worn 1.29 Watt/Kg (!?) Maybe it is a typo? (Dunno, but would seem to be)
7. biophone posted on 17 Jun 2012, 20:50 0 0
I saw the iphone sar ratings are average.
8. Droid_X_Doug posted on 17 Jun 2012, 21:58 0 0
Where did you see the iPhone SAR ratings?
9. biophone posted on 17 Jun 2012, 22:21 0 0
hope that link works
10. biophone posted on 17 Jun 2012, 22:29 0 0
for reference those are head numbers which are usually higher
11. Droid_X_Doug posted on 17 Jun 2012, 23:30 0 0
Thanks for the link. It would appear the iPhone 4S SAR at the head is in 1.11 Watt/Kg territory, which is encouraging, since lower is better.