What Is SAR In A Cell Phone?

What Is SAR In A Cell Phone and Why Does It Matter?

The advancements in cell phone technology today are truly extraordinary. There isn’t much that you can’t do with a cell phone these days. Today there are hundreds of different kinds of cell phones with many different features. Advertisements typically emphasize the features that are superior in their product, such as a bigger screen, louder speakers, or a better camera. Most of these features have nothing to do with actually talking on the phone.

There is one feature of a cell phone that you never hear about in the commercials. However, this feature can be a good indication of how safe your cell phone is to use. This feature is the SAR rating, and it is more important than you might think.

What is SAR?

SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate, and it measures the amount of radiation that is absorbed by the body when the cell phone is in use. The FCC regulates the SAR rating for cell phones and sets a maximum rating of 1.6 watts of energy absorbed per kilogram of body weight of the user.  As a result, any cell phones allowed on the market should fall below this maximum standard.

If you would like to find the SAR for your cell phone, you can go to the FCC database at: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid.  Simply type in the FCC ID number of your cell phone and you will be able to access the SAR rating.  Keep in mind that the SAR rating is the worst-case scenario, maximum rating possible in the toughest conditions. In other words, the SAR rating for a phone represents the highest exposure that will ever happen with that phone

Why Does SAR matter?

Cell phones emit radio waves, similar to the frequency of a microwave oven. The radiation from these waves could be carcinogenic, and longtime exposure to these waves may lead to health issues.

If you or a loved one is suffering medical problems and you believe that cell phone usage could have contributed to the issue, we can help. At CellPhoneCancer.com we specialize in cases just like yours, and we have the knowledge and experience to get you the help you need and the compensation you deserve. For more information, call (800)522-4049 or contact us today.

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