We live in such a day and age when everybody is on their cell phones constantly. We use a cell phone every day, we even sleep with it charging next to our bed. You can see this device everywhere. Nevertheless, there is still a concern if they increase the risk of developing cancer or tumors in the neck and head areas.
Actually, the antennas of the cell phones emit radio frequency energy waves. These types of waves are some kind of non-ionizing radiation that our bodies are able to absorb. Thus, it is a common belief that the radiofrequency energy increases the risk of cancer. Still, there are factors which you should consider when you determine how harmful cellphones are. For instance, the time you spend talking on the phone, the type of cell phone you use, where you hold it etc.
The Specific Absorption Rate of Phones
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), all cell phones that are sold in the US need to be tested for their SAR or Specific Absorption Rate. Thus, the value is at the rate which radiation from a cell phone is absorbed in the body when the phone is next to the ear.
Actually, up to 1.6 watts per kilogram of body weight are allowed. Thus, the device that exceeds this amount is banned from being sold. Plus, the leading online tech review web site-CNET, observes the SAR for every cell phone. The senior editor of CNET, Donal Bell, presented the top 5 cell phones which have the highest levels of radiation, or SAR scores.
The Top 5 Phones with the Highest Radiation
The following list is the one of the top 5 cell phones that have the highest SAR score:
1) Motorola Droid Maxx, SAR 1.54. Sold by Verizon Wireless
2) Motorola Droid Ultra, SAR 1.54. Sold by Verizon Wireless
3) Motorola Moto E, SAR 1.5
4) Alcatel One Touch Evolve, SAR 1.49. Sold by T-Mobile
5) Huawei Vitria, SAR 1.49. Sold by MetroPCS
It is obvious that on the top of the list is the Motorola Droid Max, which is one of the most expensive and greatly rated phones. The second and third phone are the most expensive ones on the list and the other ones are cheaper.
One thing that these should tell you is that you need to check the SAR of the phone before you buy it.
To finish off this article, you should also follow this advice we are about to present you, just to protect yourself from the phone’s radiation.
- You should use airplane mode more often
- You need to turn the phone off as often as you can
- Talk on speaker more
- Buy a Radiation-Protective Case
- Keep your phone away, especially from the bra area
We hope this information was helpful and in the future you will take better care of yourself when it comes to cell phone use.