Believe it or not, but your favourite pass time might be harming you without you even being aware of it. And when I say “favourite pass time”, I’m sure that all of you’ll know what I’m talking about. Yes, you’re right. The MOBILE PHONE.
People have been talking about the pros and cons of mobiles for quite some time now. As part of the disadvantages, people have highlighted that our eyes can get strained with excess use of the mobile phone. However, no one ever gave much importance to the harm caused by the radiations emitted by today’s mobiles. Scientists highlighted the major harmful radiations that mobile phones emit. However, people’s addiction to their phones prevailed over the issue of this warning which led to this warning being ignored through and through. We conveniently ignored this topic and kept it on the sidelines for years. However, this is just as important as the other issues that the world is facing. We must act fast. We must act now.
With cellphones becoming an indispensable part of our lives today, it’s essential to have an idea of the phones that emit the most radiations. Nowadays, companies go out of their way and spend crores of rupees in advertising to lure people to go ahead and buy their phones. However, it is essential for all of us to the adequate research so as to know which phones emit such radiations in large quantities. We must do our homework well before giving into the aesthetics and features of the phone. The data that we have at this stage is limited. However, this does not mean that we should be watching Youtube videos through the night. The study is ongoing and is in progress. A few sources like https://www.cancer.org/ say that the radiofrequency waves emitted by phones can even cause cancerous tumours.
Every smartphone comes with a Specific Absorption Rate value(SAR value) that quantifies the amount of radiofrequency waves emitted from a smartphone. Higher the SAR value, more are the chances of users getting exposed to harmful radiation. You can check the Radiation level in terms of SAR of your smartphone by dialling a USSD code *#07#. Any smartphone at or below 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg) SAR levels is “safe” to use. However, if you’re looking forward to purchasing a smartphone that emits the least amount of radiations, here is a list you can refer to,
After reading this, I’m sure that you’d be curious about which phones emit the maximum radiations.
Here you go,
To conclude, the phones that emit maximum radiations seem to be coming from large scale Chinese companies. Companies, usually tend to look at a profit over everything else, often neglecting the number of radiations that their phones release. Hence, think twice before buying your next phone. More importantly, be aware of your surroundings and keep your phone at a distance while sleeping and taking rest.
Together, we can make this world a safer place to live in.
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