By Lukas F
Among the general public and in the media, still is a topic of controversial discussion the issue of possible health concerns from cellular radio frequency emissions.
The results of most studies conducted to date say there is no connection between radio frequency and certain health problems. In addition, attempts to replicate and confirm the few studies that have shown a connection have failed.
These results are not by chance, certainly the cellphones incorporate significant margins of safety to ensure the health of the general public.
What Are The Standards For Radio Frequency Emissions?
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is the internationally accepted standard for measuring radio frequency absorption by human tissue (watts per kilograms, W/Kg). Guidelines for all cellphone transmissions has been issued by The Federal Communications Commission (FCC). All mobile phones must comply with the FCC’s standard of a SAR reading of 1.6 W/Kg or less.
If you are concerned about avoiding even potential risks, you can take a few simple steps to minimize the radio frequency exposure.
* Reduce the amount of time spent using your cellphone.
* Use a headset to place more distance between your head and the cellphone.
Hand-free kits may include Bluetooth headsets and various types of body-worn accessories such as belt-clips and holsters. Bluetooth headsets can substantially reduce exposure since the cellphone is held away from the head.
Is Bluetooth Safe?
Bluetooth utilises radio signals 1000 times weaker than the standard wireless technologies used by cellphones. Studies carried out by independent laboratories, have shown that SAR readings at the head are virtually zero when a Bluetooth headset is used.
Interference With Medical Devices
Radio frequency from cellphones can interact with electronic devices (electromagnetic interference or EMI). A detailed test method to measure EMI induced in implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators has been developed. This standard allow manufacturers to ensure that cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators are safe from cell phone EMI.
Based on current research, cellphones would not seem to pose a significant health problem for the vast majority of Medical Devices. Again, if you are concerned, the use of a Bluetooth headset helps you to be sure that the cellphone don’t cause a problem.
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