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Ministry of Communications & Information Technology30-April, 2012 13:47 IST
|Radiation Tags for Cell Phones|
|All cell-phones would soon be carrying radiation tags. All the indigenous manufacturers have been instructed to display Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value on the mobile handsets on or before 1st September 2012. |
Giving details in Rajya Sabha on Friday, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sh Milind Deora said the Department of Telecommunications has adopted SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) level for mobile handsets as 1.6 Watt/Kg, averaged over a mass of 1 gram of human tissue. On 25th January 2012, all the indigenous manufacturers have been instructed to make necessary changes in the design, software and packaging in compliance with these instructions by 01.09.2012.
Shri Deora said, to regulate indigenous as well as imported mobile phones, Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) has been requested to frame standards for all mobile phones under the BIS Act 1986. All cell phone handsets sold in the marked in India will comply with relevant Bureau of Indian Standard’s (BIS) benchmark.
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