High on Toxic Radiation Smart Phones may cause Brain Cancer

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Micromax is a mobile phone manufacturer that has become quite popular amongst youngsters recently in India over it’s affordable pricing, unique features and great looking models… It is a Gurgaon based company which runs it’s operations in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE, Afganistan, Brazil and Nepal.

However, recently some reports have emerged which prove that some of these phones may emit carcinogenic radiations into your brain while you use them.


How are they including all these jazzy features in their mobile phones and still keeping the prices controlled…? Is it innovation or compromise in quality over lack of regulations in India?

Let’s find out…

For many years the general public has been concerned about the possible health effects of exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation. High levels of RF fields are known to cause a variety of physical effects on the human body.

With the dramatic increase in public use of wireless devices, and particularly mobile telephones, it has become necessary to ensure that these products do not expose their users to potentially harmful levels.

At the frequencies at which most of these devices operate, the known health effects center around tissue heating.

Significant work has been accomplished over the past few years in both refining and updating SAR standards. This work has been centered in Europe and the United States with broad international participation at the committee level and within the working groups.

But in India, apparently, these researches haven’t been inculcated in manufactering standards yet; right now you have many Indian companies manufaturing feature-packed, affordable mobile phones like

Micromax, Karbonn, G-Five, iNQ, Maxx, Olive, gfone, Spice etc.
But these companies may or may not be following international radiation guidelines entirely, and most don’t disclose the SAR values of their phones.
There has been research that has concluded that the radiations from cell phones can possibly be carcinogenic. Some prove that heavy usage of mobile phones can lead to brain tumours while some assert that they affect (reduce) the sperm count in males.

Mobile phones use electromagnetic tadiation (radio frequency (RF) waves) to make and receive calls and data. These radiations can he harmful to our body if it is exposed to it in large amounts.

Even in small amounts, these radiations are absorbed by human body which is the main cause of concern amongst researchers.

The rate of radiation absorbed by the body when exposed to radiation is determined by the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). It is measured in watts per kilogram (W/kg).
The higher the SAR value, more is the radiation absorbed in the body.
Micromax Phones: SAR Values (W/kg)
Micromax A60: 1.79
Micromax C111: 1.85
Micromax Q3: 1.92
Micromax Q5: 1.87
Micromax Q7: 1.82
Micromax Q75: 1.69
Micromax Q55: 1.85
Micromax W900: 1.62
Micromax X116: 1.73
Micromax X118: 1.82
Micromax X600: 1.97

By european standards SAR value of a phone shouldn’t be more than 2W/kg and american (and canadian) standards dictate a much lower 1.6W/kg. Mobile phones having SAR values above these are legally not allowed on sale in these countries.

You’d be surprised to know the SAR values of some of the leading Micromax mobile phone models in the market is as high as 1.97W/kg (Micromax X600) which is border-lining the safety limit (almost crossing it really)!

From any standards these Micromax SAR values are quite alarming, and that applies to almost all Indian mobile phone models.

For international brands like Nokia, Samsung, Sony, LG etc too you should always verify the radiation levels before you buy one, though they follow quite strict regulations of production, so are trustworthy.

Hope these Indian companies too realise their social responsibility and stop these models or at least the government authorities can do something about it.

Written by Chandrajith Bhaskar >>

Chandrajith runs a B2B software solutions firm in Pune. He likes to keep a sharp eye on ever changing computers and internet technologies.

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