Report Lists Palm Pixi As Having High SAR Levels

A recent report entitled “Get a Safer Phone” from The Environmental Working Group has tagged the Palm Pixi as having one of the highest SAR ratings. Cellphones emit radiation to send voice and text messages. The Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the phone is sending a signal to the network. EWG has ranked the Sprint Palm Pixi among the worst phones for emitting high radiation. Joining the Palm Pixi were a host of BlackBerry devices including the BlackBerry 8820 and the new BlackBerry 9700. The FCC limit for SAR is 1.6 and this organization found the Pixi to be rated at 1.56w/kg SAR level when held to your ear. For those wondering, the BlackBerry 8820 was ranked as the worst with a 1.58w/kg SAR level. Conversely, the Palm Pre had a much lower 0.94 SAR rating placing it near the bottom and making it a safer phone.


via PalmInfoCenter

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