Written by: Ryan McCaughey, PhD. On December 13th 2017, CDPH (California Department of Public Health) issued guidelines on how to minimize your exposure to cell phone radiation.1 The document describes RF energy, lists some of the potential health concerns, and provides guidance on how people can reduce their exposure. These guidelines include: Keeping the phone away from the body Reducing cell phone use when the signal is weak Reducing the use of cell phones to stream audio or video, or to download or upload large files Keeping the phone away from the bed at night Removing headsets when not on...

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alara cases are designed and tested by our team of antenna engineers in a state-of-the-art lab in Carlsbad, California. We measure cell phone radiation exposure in accordance with international standards using the SAR metric. SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate and it quantifies the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field. In the US, SAR measurement protocols are regulated by the FCC. Measurements are made inside a SAM (Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin) phantom head which mimics the size, shape and RF properties of a human head. The SPEAG cSAR...

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Cell phones measure received signal strength in dBm (decibels referenced to 1mW, a logarithmic scale where 1mW is equal to 0dBm). The bars on your phone are a visual representation of this measurement. You can see the numeric value for yourself in Field Test Mode.1 To activate Field Test Mode on an iPhone dial *3001#12345#* iPhone’s have two slightly different versions of Field Test Mode depending on which model of iPhone you have. iPhones powered by an Intel modem which includes models sold by AT&T and T-Mobile (A1784 (iPhone 7), A1778 (iPhone 7 Plus), A1905 (iPhone 8), A1897 (iPhone 8...

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New Name, Same Advanced Antenna Technology Allows You to Enhance Your Phone and Your Life   Brink Case Has Two Antenna Technology products: reach case for Enhanced Signal Strength and alara case (formerly Pong Case) for Cellphone Radiation Reduction   SALT LAKE CITY—November 17, 2017—Today Brink Case, a brand specializing in advanced antenna technology for wireless devices, made its official marketplace debut. Brink Case currently offers two product lines: alara case and reach case. alara is the evolution of the Pong case portfolio and focuses on reducing cellphone radiation exposure to a level that is as low as reasonably achievable,...

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Written by: Ryan McCaughey, PhD. In October 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its decision to uphold a Berkeley ordinance that requires retailers to warn customers about cell phone radiation exposure. The CTIA [a group representing the U.S. wireless communications industry] and Association of National Advertisers (ANA) have until January 9, 2018, to petition the Supreme Court for a hearing. Berkeley’s ordinance which has been in effect since March 2016 requires cellphone retailers in the city to provide consumers with the following notification: “To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF)...

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Researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Australia published a study “Has the incidence of brain cancer risen in Australia since the introduction of mobile phones 29 years ago?” in Cancer Epidemiology in June 2016. The study investigated the association between brain cancer and the usage of a mobile phone in 19,858 men and 14,222 women diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia between 1982-2012. They found that age-adjusted brain cancer incidence rates (in those aged 20-84 years, per 100,000 people) had risen only slightly in males but were stable over 30 years in females....

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