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AJCURVE 09-11-2009 11:46 AM

cell phone radiation !!!!
 
Hi all, I was surfing the web this morning and I came across an article in a website that talks about cell phone radiations. the radiation is called "Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the phone is sending a signal to the network." Also the article lists 1000 phones ranking them from best to worst depending on the amount or radiation it produces. You can search by a specific model or brand using the search box.
Unfortunately, our beloved blackberries were rated among the highest, to be specific 8300 and the 9000 model.
I don't know how accurate or reliable this info, but it raises my concern in a way.
pls share your point of view

link: | Environmental Working Group

penguin3107 09-11-2009 11:52 AM

Oh noes! Everybody panic!

NJBlackBerry 09-11-2009 11:57 AM

OK, what now (besides panic - NOT)

akosnitzky 09-11-2009 12:11 PM

Wirelessly posted (Its All About the U!)

I am not sweating this

NJBlackBerry 09-11-2009 12:18 PM

Time for a class action lawsuit, I say.

daphne 09-11-2009 12:24 PM

If I die from using my BlackBerry, I will die happy!

C_86 09-11-2009 12:29 PM

i think its over rated

atuarre 09-11-2009 12:52 PM

Re
 
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Originally Posted by AJCURVE (Post 1469588)
Hi all, I was surfing the web this morning and I came across an article in a website that talks about cell phone radiations. the radiation is called "Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the phone is sending a signal to the network." Also the article lists 1000 phones ranking them from best to worst depending on the amount or radiation it produces. You can search by a specific model or brand using the search box.
Unfortunately, our beloved blackberries were rated among the highest, to be specific 8300 and the 9000 model.
I don't know how accurate or reliable this info, but it raises my concern in a way.
pls share your point of view

link: | Environmental Working Group

Stop having your phone up against your face and get a hands free kit or bluetooth headset. Problem solved.

hyedipin 09-11-2009 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by atuarre (Post 1469636)
Stop having your phone up against your face and get a hands free kit or bluetooth headset. Problem solved.

Yes, because keeping your phone in your pocket next to your family jewels is much better.

Get storm: http://www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiatio...ry/Storm+9530/

monkeypaw 09-11-2009 03:42 PM

I saw this a couple days ago and just started wearing a foil hat to take care of it.

info[]box1 09-11-2009 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJCURVE (Post 1469588)
Hi all, I was surfing the web this morning and I came across an article in a website that talks about cell phone radiations. the radiation is called "Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the phone is sending a signal to the network." Also the article lists 1000 phones ranking them from best to worst depending on the amount or radiation it produces. You can search by a specific model or brand using the search box.
Unfortunately, our beloved blackberries were rated among the highest, to be specific 8300 and the 9000 model.
I don't know how accurate or reliable this info, but it raises my concern in a way.
pls share your point of view

My wife said she seen this on the news two night ago. I was talking her into a blackberry curve (smartphone). It took me two months to talk her into it. Then I came home from work one day and she's like no way, blackberry curve are like one of the highest phones in radiation testing. I had to re talk her into it, she's back on the wagon now...lol

Dubdub 09-11-2009 06:54 PM

If you believe everything you read, anything and everything will kill you.

Remember way back when ... the AMA cited that drinking TAB would cause cancer. What they forgot to tell you was that you needed to drink roughly 800 a day for 10 years.

My guess is this article is similar. They hit you with the shock, but forgot to really qualify it.

oasissux 09-11-2009 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Dubdub (Post 1469838)
If you believe everything you read, anything and everything will kill you.

Remember way back when ... the AMA cited that drinking TAB would cause cancer. What they forgot to tell you was that you needed to drink roughly 800 a day for 10 years.

My guess is this article is similar. They hit you with the shock, but forgot to really qualify it.

Agreed. There's no hard to science stating what levels are 'harmful', so telling us which ones are highest/lowest is irrelevant if we don't have something to measure it against.

People thought microwave ovens were harmful too.

daphne 09-11-2009 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by monkeypaw (Post 1469754)
I saw this a couple days ago and just started wearing a foil hat to take care of it.

Oh, great idea! I will do this too. :razz:

Dubdub 09-11-2009 08:01 PM

Why not wear a lightning rod? Might get fried even quicker!

jahoobob 09-11-2009 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by oasissux (Post 1469855)
Agreed. There's no hard to science stating what levels are 'harmful', so telling us which ones are highest/lowest is irrelevant if we don't have something to measure it against.

People thought microwave ovens were harmful too.

Also, all of the phones listed are below government accepted levels of radiation. If they weren't they wouldn't make it to the consumer except maybe the Chinese. At best, they seem to know nothing about consumer protection or at worst don't seem to care.

usblues1965 09-11-2009 08:33 PM

Wirelessly posted

I'm gonna go with the foil hat idea myself. Not only will it protect me from my phone harmful radiation, it will also keep aliens from being to telepathically control me in their attempt to take over the world.

info[]box1 09-11-2009 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oasissux (Post 1469855)
People thought microwave ovens were harmful too.


this is very very true...i have been using microwave oven for last 20yrs on a regularly basic and im just fine...!O!

hyedipin 09-11-2009 09:45 PM

It's all money. If government is paid enough "taxes" the limits can be increased or high limits can be posted... It is a matter of convenience. You want to talk, find people or be found when you are outside, pay the price, get waves jiggling your brain.

info[]box1 09-11-2009 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by hyedipin (Post 1469918)
It's all money. If government is paid enough "taxes" the limits can be increased or high limits can be posted... It is a matter of convenience. You want to talk, find people or be found when you are outside, pay the price, get waves jiggling your brain.

you are right..."it is what it is" "you have to pay the cost to be the boss"...


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