Indians Now Entitled To Safer Mobile Communication As New Mobile Radiation Norms Effective

by Paul Joseph on September 3, 2013 · 0 comments

India’s growing Mobile population is now officially entitled to a much safer environment while using their handsets. From 1 st September, India’s mobile radiation norms have come into effect. Companies making or importing handsets will now have to strictly adhere to the norms or face a ban. The new law, formulated and set in motion by the Telecom Ministry, appears to be in line with health conscious countries like the UK or United States. The present law clearly states that, “ The exposure of radiation emitted from a mobile phone over a gram of human tissue should not be more than 1.6 watt per kg .” However, the Indian variant has set a time limit of 6 minutes. This means, the validity and applicability of the law is limited to the exposure of about 6 minutes. According to the law, all companies will have to display radiation emitted from mobile phones on the handset in terms of SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) unit, stated Indian Cellular Association’s ( ICA ) National President Pankaj Mohindroo, “ With the new SAR norm, India would become one of few countries that are following the most stringent norm of 1.6 watt per kg average over six minutes period on 1 gram of human tissue. All legal and ethical companies doing business here are compliant to it, ”  This law will not directly affect the manufacturers of international repute like Sony, BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and others, who extensively test their products for SAR compliance and almost all of them ensure an additional mention on the packaging, confirming the same. However, it will have serious impact on regional handset makers. But, the most affected manufacturers will be those from China. In the past, such manufacturers have had brushes with the law owing to ineffective or null IMEI numbers. Interestingly, the Department of Telecom ( DoT ) has allowed any remaining old stock that may or may not be SAR compliant to be sold, till such stocks are exhausted. This decision seems to impact the intention of the law, but manufacturers can’t be forced to reject / destroy their inventory that was received before the passing of this safety law. Though late, Indians can now procure handsets, knowing well, that they will not be exposed to harmful radiation. Image Courtesy |   zeenews.india Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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