What is SAR Radiation?

Living in a world surrounded by technology, it is normal for us to wonder if it can be harmful to our health. There are many theories that say, for example, that 5G technology can be a very negative aspect for us. If you want to know more about the health dangers of 5G technology, you can enter this article.

Cell phones in particular emit a certain amount of electromagnetic radiation, this information can be particularly alarming for many.

So it is important that you stay well informed. That is why we bring you this article where we will explain what this type of radiation is and which Apps you can use to mediate it.

What is SAR Radiation? Does it affect my health?

SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) is a measurement scale that tells us how much electromagnetic energy our body is absorbing from certain equipment.

This energy is not a constant number, since everything will depend on how much radiation the device is emitting. Also, the body will absorb more radiation the closer it is to the object that emits it.

It should be noted that this type of energy is measured in Watts per kilogram , it tells us how quickly our body is absorbing radiation.

Having all this information clear, you are surely wondering if the radiation emitted by your cell phone is harmful to health. You will be happy to know that this type of radiation will not affect your health or cause cancer as some people think.

Although cell phones do emit a type of radiation, not all are the same, let’s explain it. There are two ways in which radiation is distributed, ionizing and non-ionizing. Devices that produce ionizing radiation are harmful to health.

Cell phones are specially designed so that the radiation they emit is non-ionizing and thus cannot harm you. They are regulated so that their SAR levels do not exceed 2.0 W / Kg and thus are not harmful to health.

Studies have revealed that there are companies that make phones with a lower SAR radius. We have as an example the Galaxy Note 8 with a rate of 0.17 or the Xperia M5 with a radiation of 0.14.

However, there are phones like the Xiaomi Mi A1 , OnePlus 5T and the Huawei Mate 9 that emit a somewhat high SAR ratio. Surely at this point you are thinking about how much radiation your mobile device is emitting at this time. It is for this reason that we bring you 2 Apps that will help you measure how much SAR your phone is emitting.

What Apps can I download to measure the SAR that my cell phone emits?

Google Play gives us a wide variety of Apps to do this type of measurement. This time we bring you two applications that will allow you to measure the SAR that your cell phone emits and thus feel more secure.

The first one is called SAR Watch – Tracking Radiation Exposure , and one of its great advantages is that it is free. This App allows you to measure SAR radiation through three options: you can mediate it during your exposure to the phone, that is, when you make calls. Also through environmental exposure , that is, when your cell phone connects to Wi-Fi networks or you use data networks, and heat maps.

After you download the App, you must access that it can perform measurements on your cell phone. Within the App you will see a lower menu where you can choose between the three options that we mentioned above.

With the first you can measure the radiation emitted by your cell phone, especially when you make phone calls. With the second option you can measure what your environmental exposure is.

The third option will make it access your map to use your location and analyze which are the nearby sources and mark them on it.

The second App that we bring you is called Magna Radiation Protection this is also free, but it also brings a paid version. Its paid version allows you to measure radiation during calls.

It basically has the same functionality as the previous application. What makes it different is that it has the ability to send you notifications if it detects high SAR levels . In some devices, even activate the Smart Data Option so that it deactivates the data or the Wifi if you bring your cell phone too close.

For this reason, it is important that we stay informed regarding these issues that, although they seem insignificant, are of the utmost importance in our lives.

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