How to Measure Cell Phone Radiation Levels

Studies are inconclusive about the effect of radiation from cell phones. Tawkon shows you when you're OK to talk on and how to minimize your exposure to mobile phone radiation just when you need to. Tawkon is the only application that recognizes when radiation exposure has increased, alerts you when radiation levels cross a predefined threshold, and provides simple, non-intrusive suggestions to reduce exposure to radiation. Suggestions are based on your real time environment and usage factors.

Tawkon  achieves this with our RRI™ (Real-time Radiation Indication) patent-pending technology. RRI collects and analyzes your phone's dynamic SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) levels, network coverage, location, environmental conditions and phone usage at any given moment. RRI leverages unique smart phones capabilities such as GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensors and more to help minimize radiation exposure during mobile phone usage.  Request a download here.

Mobile phones allow communication from any location via a network of base stations (cellular antennas). Information is transmitted from the mobile phone to the base station and vice versa via high-frequency electromagnetic fields.  Radiation intensity is greatest close to its source (the mobile phone's antenna) and decreases sharply with distance from the phone.  The intensity of cellular (non-ionizing) radiation exposure during a call depends on various factors:

A mobile phone emits less radiation when connection quality is good than when it is poor.
  • Connection quality is, for example, better outdoors than in a building or areas with connectivity interferences (basement, elevator, car, etc)
  • Connectivity improves with proximity to a cellular base station
  • Connectivity can be reduced by phone usage such as antenna orientation (if the phone is held vertically or horizontally), travel speed, etc
The proportion of radiation absorbed by the human body when making a call varies according to:
  • The model of mobile phone, conveyed by the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). Maximum SAR levels are set by governmental regulating agencies in many countries (e.g. the FCC in the US)
  • The antenna’s proximity from the body
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