An App for Parents Concerned About Cellphone Radiation
What is SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)? Should you care about it? Do you spend a good chunk of your day talking on your smartphone and, perhaps more importantly, do your kids use a smartphone with a cellular connection? If so and they spend the bulk of their time texting, tweeting and updating Facebook, then there may not be much to be concerned about. If they’re actually talking on their mobile device, though (they still do that, right?), it may be worth looking at how they use their smartphone and whether, as a result, they just might be receiving a bigger dose of RF radiation than you’re comfortable with. Tawkon is an app that was designed to take the guesswork out of cellphone radiation levels under different conditions, different usage levels and for different devices. Rather than scaring people away from using their smartphone, the aim is to monitor exposure levels and alert users when it’s time to consider using a Bluetooth headset or continuing their conversation in an area with better reception.