Cell phone radiation levels do pose a health risk although many studies will tell you that the research is inconclusive. It’s not wonder that this is the case. If studies start showing that the use of a cell or cordless phone may damage your health, the companies selling these products would suffer as a result. This would result in damage to the global economy as these items are very popular. Independent studies need to be undertaken, ones that are not conducted by the government or phone manufacturers, in order to get results you can trust.
When one uses a cell phone, radiation is released. Although many “experts” will say that cell phone radiation levels are so low they aren’t damaging, this is actually not true. Studies have shown that three things happen when a cell phone is being used. Intercellular communication in the brain is blocked. The transport of toxins and nutrients between cells is blocked and the blood brain barrier leaks. Do these sound like harmful effects to you? Why are consumers not told of this when purchasing phones? This is due in part to the bias of the researchers.
Tests are done on cell phones to determine their cell phone radiation levels. Although the federal government currently has regulations in place concerning SARS levels of phone, this SARS test does not look at the non-thermal affects of usage. This test is far from perfect, but it is all we have at this point. The Federal Communication Website currently won’t allow phones that emit more than 1.6 watts per kilogram using the SARS testing procedure. This helps to some extent, but you may wish to go even further to get the “safest” phone possible.
A cell phone company doesn’t just get approval from the FCC either for a device. They are also required by law to provide cell phone radiation levels to the FCC. These levels may be found at the FCC website. SAR levels should be looked at before purchasing a device so you can choose the one that poses the least risk. Although you will still be exposed to radiation, as the SARS test is far from ideal, you can minimize this risk to some extent.