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Mobile Phones in India to Display Radiation Levels Tag

New Delhi, 2 February 2011: The government of India has directed the mobile handset makers to display the radiation emission levels on the various mobile phone models they manufacture from September 1, 2012 onwards.

 The new radiation emission norms include the specific absorption rate (SAR) levels below 1.6 watt/kg over six minutes of talktime. SAR is the amount of radio waves absorbed by the body tissue while using a mobile phone.

India Today magazine has reported that the mobile phones will be available in the market with a tag informing the radiation level which it emits from this September. Currently the handset makers do not inform the radiation levels their phone emit in the packaging or brochures.

 As per reports more than 600 mobile phone models sold in India emit radiation which is  more than the accepted levels.

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