A new rating system called the RF Safe score aims to help consumers make informed decisions about the safety of wireless devices, such as cell phones and laptops. The RF Safe score considers the specific absorption rate (SAR) of these devices, which measures the amount of radio frequency (RF) energy absorbed by the body when using them.
While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established SAR guidelines for wireless devices to ensure their safety, these guidelines do not take into account the thinner skulls of children. Children’s skulls are thinner than those of adults, which means that they may be more vulnerable to the effects of RF energy. Some researchers have suggested that children may be more susceptible to the potential negative effects of RF energy, such as cancer or cognitive impairment, due to their thinner skulls.
The RF Safe score addresses this concern by considering children’s thinner skulls when evaluating the SAR of wireless devices. This ensures that the devices are safe for use by all members of the population, including children.
The RF Safe score has been praised by consumer advocacy groups and health experts, who say that it will help consumers make more informed decisions about the safety of the wireless devices they use. They hope that the RF Safe score will encourage manufacturers to design safer devices, which could ultimately protect the health of children and adults alike.