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San Francisco Passes Law to Force Display of Radiation Levels

SAR-reportNow here is another law that will confuse the hell out of buyers when they are looking for a new cellphone. San Francisco just passed a law that will require retailers to post the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) right next to the cellphone display in at least 11 point text size. While the FCC already regulates SAR rations requiring them to be under 1.6 W/kg some people think that a higher rate is riskier than a lower rate.

The research is pretty much inconclusive when it comes to connecting SAR ratings and their harm for humans but who knows… Personally I think people will be confused with yet another number that they don’t really understand. Maybe next they will force carriers to tell people to stop talking as much on their cellphones.

Either way this isn’t good news for RIM since some of their phones rank with the highest legally allowed SAR ratings. Or you could just try using the Twakon app to monitor your risk from radiation.

via New York Times

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