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Brain Cancer Worries? Look Up Your Phone's SAR 165

Posted by timothy
from the before-it's-too-late dept.
CWmike writes "With recent news of a possible link between cell phone radiation and risk of brain cancer, you may have a new-found interest in knowing how much radiation your mobile handset is giving off — or, more importantly, how much your body might be absorbing. The FCC's legal limit for mobile phones is 1.6 Watts of radiofrequency energy per kilogram, using a measure called Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). The Environmental Working Group, which tracks SAR data for more than 1,300 cell phone and smartphone models, notes that several factors besides your handset affect your actual level of exposure. Look up your phone's SAR; or see a full chart of phones." And relax — have a coffee.
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Brain Cancer Worries? Look Up Your Phone's SAR

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 04, 2011 @03:14AM (#36335970)

    Just don't be talking on your phone when your car hits 88 mph and you should be fine.

  • by MrKaos (858439) on Saturday June 04, 2011 @04:23AM (#36336120) Journal
    So apart from;
    • Getting run over while I am sms'ing and walking across the phone with my headphones on and getting run over by a stewpid driver talking on their mobile phone cause *they* wern't paying attention
    • Having to catch stupoid from a shitty provider because they all are stupoid
    • getting knee cancer in my knees cause my leg is on the phone
    • getting ball cancer in my balls because my dick dials numbers
    • getting bum cancer in my bum because my phone makes bum calls from my back pocket leading to an anus transplant
    • Almost getting hit while I am waiting at the lights in my car cause the guy has one hand on the wheel and the other talking on his phone while he is going around a corner (it really happened) DRIVING A TRUCK
    • being gps tracked, triangulated and targetted for sms advertising
    • having the cops go through it to search for any useful drug contacts that they can score from and then bust
    • My boss can call me
    • Getting brain cancer from a stoopid phone because hey when it's on your head is when it needs full power *sorta mostly*

    now your telling me I can get SARs from a phone. I'm just wondering if it's just me that would find it immensely satisfying to smash their phone with a hammer, sometimes.

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