17 Oct '11, 5pm

BREAKING: Study Shows Kids' Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adult Brains

BREAKING: Study Shows Kids' Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adult Brains

The new report notes that the amount of cell phone radiation kids are exposed to has been wildly underestimated. How come? Current cell phone certification processes use tests meant for adults, not children. Although a cell phone may test as safe for adult use, the certification process doesn’t take a child’s smaller size into account. The report points out that existing cell phone certification tests involve a plastic model of the head called the Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM). SAM represents the top 10% of U.S. military recruits in 1989, none of which, of course, were children. Thus the test greatly underestimates the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for typical mobile phone users and children in particular. Radiofrequency (RF) exposure to a head smaller than the typical SAM head model will end up absorbing a higher SAR. For example, researchers say that the SAR ...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/kids-brains-absorb-twice-as-muc...

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