As cell phones and other wireless devices become increasingly popular, there is a growing concern over the possible health impact of wireless technology. Science is still inconclusive on whether cell phone radiation is safe or harmful to humans. Consumers are often confused by conflicting study results and mixed media messages. This article is intended to explain the primary causes of the scientific dilemma and offer some suggestions on how to interpret scientific findings in the field of cell phone radiation and human health. Cell phone radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) in the radio-frequency (RF) range. Since the...

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As global cell phone subscription soared from 12.4 million in 1990 to 7 billion in 2013, cell phones have become a universal and indispensable tool for modern life. Cell phones emit low-intensity radio-frequency (RF) energy, a type of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (EMR). When you hold your cell phone next to your head or wear it on your body, you can absorb over 50% of the transmitted RF energy. While cell phones bring enormous convenience to our lives, the possible health consequences of exposure to cell phone radiation have aroused considerable public attention and scientific debate. What Science Says Since the...

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Google Glass ushers in a new trend in wireless devices. A wearable computer with head mounted display, Google Glass captures a lot of attention with its design, functions and life-style implication. Though it is not yet on sale, some people have raised concerns that Google Glass introduces new types of radiation exposure risks due to the way in which it is worn. This article explores the implications of on-body wireless devices on radiation exposure. Like all wireless devices, Google Glass emits electromagnetic radiation, called non-ionizing radiation, in the radio-frequency (RF) range in operation. The prototype Google Glass has Wi-Fi and...

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According to a May 2013 news release in The Economic Times, India may ban import of mobile phones that don't display their radiation emission levels in September 2013. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) will shortly issue a notification calling for mandatory disclosure of specific absorption rate (SAR) as a pre-condition for future handset imports. In September 2012, Indian government issued a new mobile radiation law that lowered the exposure limit of mobile handsets from a SAR of 2.0 W/kg to 1.6 W/kg and made it mandatory for wireless device manufacturers to display the SAR values on their handsets....

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If you look at our new alara formaly known as Pong gold-themed smartphone and iPad® cases, you might think to yourself "that's exactly what I had in mind!" That's exactly the reaction we're hoping for because you, our customers, are the chief inspiration behind this new design. We frequently receive requests from users who want to actually see the alara technology that makes their cases so unique. The new lattice design on the back lets you see the technology that protects your head and body from wireless energy. We like to call this the fusion of art and science: we...

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This coming weekend is Mother's Day. Traditionally, Mom is showered on her special day with flowers, jewelery, maybe even chocolate. You love mom and want to keep her happy and healthy for years to come -- so why not give her an alara case? When it comes to smartphones, you may think that it's teens and young adults dominating the market. Actually, moms are more likely than the general population to own smartphones. A recent survey by Marketing to Moms Coalition’s shows a big increase in smartphone ownership, up from 44% of moms in 2011 to 58% in 2012. And, among...

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