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Are Not As Safe As You Think They Are
During January, 1998 Aegis was the first company to advise its customers and dealers about the risks associated with using a headset, and the first publicized tests investigating hands-free headset safety were commissioned and reported by the Sunday Mirror in July, 1999. Additional tests using procedures other than Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) standards that are endorsed by regulatory agencies worldwide to determine cellular phone safety were commissioned by the British consumer organization Which? during April 2000. They reported a 300+% increase of cellular phone radiation penetrating the head while using a headset.
In response to the Which? findings, the British government commissioned SAR tests by an independent laboratory in July, 2000. They reported a 90% reduction of cellular phone radiation penetrating the head while using a headset. Newspapers worldwide published articles describing the 390% variance between the studies that fueled the controversy over SAR standards and test procedures being flawed.
During October, 2000 and in response to the British government report, Which? commissioned another series of tests by the same laboratory they had used in April. They tested 5 mobile phone models and 2 different headsets per phone, and the results were the same as the first tests. Which? then commissioned the laboratory that performed the British government tests to conduct SAR tests using the same phones and headsets. These SAR results were also the same as the first SAR test, however Which? discovered and reported why the test results were different. As a result and during December, 2000, the British government reversed their earlier health approval recommendation advising consumers to use hands-free headsets as safety devices.
The health effects when using a headset with a cellular phone are largely unknown and will require considerable time to be resolved. During February, 2001 the first report describing a headset related health condition called 'Acoustic Shock' began circulating in Europe.
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|UK Hands-Free Mobiles Lose Safety Approval||Newsbytes||December 11, 2000|
|Government U-Turn On Hands-Free Mobile Phone Safety||The Journal||December 09, 2000|
|Safety Of 'Hands-Free' Kits Unsure||The Times||December 08, 2000|
|Fresh Doubts Over Hands-Free Mobile Phones||Irish Times||November 02, 2000|
|Hands-Free Phone Safety Questioned||BBC||November 02, 2000|
|Mobile Phone Radiation Danger||Financial Times||November 02, 2000|
|New Fears Over Safety Of Mobile Kits||Reuters||November 02, 2000|
|Hands-Free Kit Concerns Remain||Which?||November, 2000|
|Mobile Phone Safety Leaves Experts Divided||The Guardian||August 09, 2000|
|Watchdog Stands By Phones Warning||The Scotsman||August 09, 2000|
|DTI and Which? At Odds Over Phone Safety||The Register||August 08, 2000|
|Mobile Phones Safety Muddle||Daily Mail||August 08, 2000|
|Mobile Phones Alert||Gulf Daily News||April 14, 2000|
|Yacking Yourself To Death||Interactive Week||April 10, 2000|
|Danger Signals||Courier-Mail||April 07, 2000|
|Experts Debate Safety Of Earpieces For Cell Phone||Jerusalem Post||April 06, 2000|
|Health Hazards Hanging On The Mobile Phone||Voila||April 06, 2000|
|Mobile Phone Inquiry Widens||Herald Sun||April 06, 2000|
|Phone Scare - Firms Hit Back||This Is London||April 04, 2000|
|Hands-Free Mobiles 'Increase Radiation Risk'||The Guardian||April 04, 2000|