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SAR(Specific Absorption Rate) – New Mobile Radiation Norms In India


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Are you using a mobile phone ? if then, you need to check the SAR (specific absorption rate) level of your mobile.Is  radiation levels  within its limits ?.It is important for every user to use a low radiation emitting mobiles to live in safe mode.

What is Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

All companies will have to display radiation emitted from mobile phones on the handset in terms of SAR (specific absorption rate) unit.

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.   However, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below this value.   This is because the phone is designed to use the minimum power required to reach the network.  Therefore, the closer you are to a base station, the more likely it is that the actual SAR level will be lower.While SAR values are an important tool in judging the maximum possible exposure to RF energy from a particular model of cell phone

Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels is a “safe” phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

The SAR limit in the US for mobile phones is 1.6 W/kg, averaged over 1 gram of tissue. In Europe, the SAR limit is 2.0 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

Recently Indian Govt.{by Telecom Ministry} also placed new rule-, the exposure of radiation emitted from a mobile phone over a gram of human tissue should not be more than 1.6 watt if a consumer uses it for six minutes.

Now it is mandatory to all mobile production companies  to display radiation levels emitted from mobile phones on the handset in terms of SAR (specific absorption rate)unit.

This new rule is came into force w.e.f ..Sept. 1 st.

With this it is more important to check the SAR ( (specific absorption rate) levels.


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