SAR levels are what the authorities use to determine the safety of a mobile/cell phone. Although, logically, the system is a flawed one*, the levels can increase dramatically – something that has not been taken into consideration by the decision-makers.
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It is flawed because it is based upon the the thermal effects of a mobile phone on a plastic “bucket” filled with water.
A mannequin is made to replicate a US armed forces personnel, called SAM. The “head” is filled with water, and then the temperature of the water is measured when a mobile phone is used in proximity. This is why many of the phones state that you should not be within 2cm of the phone… Here’s a fun song written and performed by Kate Corcoran.
Here’s what she said in the 2016 Environmental Sensitivities Symposium e-mag:
The inspiration for “Oh Sam (What a Man)!” – came from Devra Davis’ book Disconnect. I learnt that mobile phones were not tested on humans pre-release but were tested on a test dummy and an early model was known as SAM – standard anthropomorphic mannequin. SAM had fluid in his head to represent a human brain and was 6 foot 2 inches tall – the height of the tallest 10% of military recruits to the US military in 1989. He had an 11 pound head, which somehow morphed into the hook for the song – “Oh Sam, What a man – 6 foot 2 11 inches of a man!” – a hook too good to pass up.
I wrote this song to inform people but more importantly for EHS people who are not being listened to. I hope this song will bring a smile to a face or two.