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What is SAR & What Does it Mean?

What is SAR & What Does it Mean?

People are increasingly familiar with the scientific measurement called SAR, which is how cell phone radiation is labeled. But few understand what SAR is, or how it is used in regulations. What is SAR and what does it mean? Specific Absorption Rate SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate. It is

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how to use an EMF Meter

How to Use an EMF Meter

One of the key challenges to understanding electromagnetic radiation (EMF/EMR) is that it is invisible and odorless. So how do you know how much there is around you? By using specific meters that are designed to measure this invisible force. Using an EMF meter (or EM meter) is the only way

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health risk from cell phones

What’s My Health Risk from Cell Phones and EMF Radiation?

The science around the health effects of cell phone radiation (EMF/EMR) is complicated, and can appear contradictory. So it is very difficult for average consumers to have any actual understanding of what their risk might be from using a cell phone. But of course, that’s the important question we’re all

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EMF safety standards

A Fundamental Flaw in EMF Safety Standards

Many scientists argue that the safety standards that govern EMF emissions from devices like cell phones are insufficient to protect humans from the medium- and long-term health effects that have been demonstrated by a growing number of studies that have researched this question. Even if they are wrong, there’s a

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The Precautionary Principle

The Precautionary Principle: Better Sorry than Safe?

On April 1, 2014, The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) produced a report reviewing Canada’s EMF exposure guidelines included in Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, recommending against modifying EMF exposure limits. And in doing so, they are ignoring the precautionary principle. As the RSC explained: “The conclusion of the panel was

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