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Maximal radiation level of the chosen device

1. Since cellphones are imported to Israel from various countries, two main international standards are used to limit the exposure from mobile phones:

  • The European standard formulated by the ICNIRP for devices licensed in Europe – 2.0 watt/Kg for 10 g of tissue on average
  • The American standard formulated by the FCC for devices licensed in the USA - 1.6 watt/Kg for 1 g of tissue on average

2. The comparison of the SAR level between the various devices is only relevant when reception is very weak. When reception is good, the cellphone reduces the power levels of the transmissions and the SAR levels drop significantly from the ones indicated on the label. Accordingly, the differences between the SAR levels of various cellphones are also reduced.