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Cell Phones, Head sets and radiation question?(5 posts)

Cell Phones, Head sets and radiation question?Kristin
Mar 27, 2003 9:51 AM
I don't understand how this all works or how exactly a person using a cell phone comes in contact with radiation. I've used a Hello Direct Cordless 100 for over 4 years now. (Its a wiresless office headset, for the uninitiated.) I hardly ever speak on my cell phone, but spend the majority of my day wearing the headset. I'm wondering if I need to be concerned about radiation with these wireless headsets or not. Can someone explain the technology in laymens terms for me? I'm trying to decide on my next headset.
nothing to worry aboutmohair_chair
Mar 27, 2003 10:06 AM
The system you are using is pretty low power, so it's not putting out much radiation. I'll bet it's not putting out any radiation unless you are using it. But in any case, the radiation you are talking about is basically radio frequency stuff at very low wattage. I wouldn't worry about it.
Mar 27, 2003 11:51 AM
You should always wear your aluminum foil hat when using your cell phone. Many people know of this secret. All of them will smile at you when they see you.
(sorry, sometimes I can't help myself.)
hehe. Can you post a pic of yours? nmKristin
Mar 27, 2003 12:38 PM
I'd like to find a document with suggested SAR exposure levelsKristin
Mar 27, 2003 12:46 PM
I ordered the phone. Its the new GN cordless, which just hit the market. I'm not too concerned about getting brain tumors; but since I use it at least 20 hours/week, I ought to be informed. (Oh, and I actually have the phone in use that whole time. I don't just wear it as a fashion statement.) So I've been reading up and what I would really like to see is a document that tells me how long I should use the device at a given time based on SAR test results. Again, its not a big deal except I spend so much time talking on the phone each day.