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PhoneRa

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PhoneRa is a simple tool that does a simple job: it gives you the level of the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of your (next) cell phone/mobile phone.

The latest scientific research seems to indicate that radiation from your cell phone/mobile phone could have a possible negative impact on your health. The amount of radiation varies per phone but it is generally assumed that the higher the amount of radiation that is emitted, the higher the amount that is absorbed in your brains while using your phone.

SAR is short for Specific Absorption Rate and it is a measure of the maximum amount of energy absorbed by a unit of mass of exposed tissue of a person using a cell phone/mobile phone over a given time. The value is expressed in units of Watts per kilogram (W/kg).

• The European Council in Europe recommends maximum exposure limits of 2.0 W/kg

• The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA recommends maximum exposure limits of 1.6 W/kg

All cell phones/mobile phones sold today are emitting radiation below the recommended levels but their levels vary widely. While some are emitting very low amounts (virtually nil), others are emitting amounts that almost reach the maximum recommended exposure limits.

In general it can be assumed that the lower the radiation emitted, the less potentially unhealthy your cell phone/mobile phone is. In other words, you should perhaps always consider buying a cell phone/mobile phone with the lowest possible SAR.

PhoneRa is making that choice easy for you.

Downloadable here.

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[08aug08] PhoneRa updated to version 1.0.1

Changes:

[updated] SAR list

[Added] link to main website (raproducts.org)

[Added] link to developer's website (isyscleaner.net)

[Fixed] Exception in about translation

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Also, since (I think) the application never really does anything, except show you information, it could be just a document file such as .txt or a website, perhaps with some JavaScript.

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@ Eldmannen

Yes, you were right about the SC link. A typo that is now fixed

Yes, The application just shows you the SAR-value and, as it clearly says, doesn't do anything else.

Yes, a PhoneRa web application was a possibility that we considered, but we decided against that for the moment.

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GPLv3, great!

Nice to see another free open source software! :gold:

I would like to see a web application. It would make it no need to run around executable code on the computer, and use it without download anything and run anything locally. Functionality would be the same.

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[01oct08] PhoneRa updated to version 1.0.2

Changes:

[New] Updated SAR list

[Fixed] Fixed rare exception in language string loading

[New] Added check for updates

[New] Added link to wikipedia website (more info on SAR)

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