Hands-free: Over three times the radiation

Hands-free kits don't mean more safety for mobile users - it seems, instead, they seriously boost radiation

The amount of radiation emitted by a mobile phone can be increased up to three and a half times when using a hands-free kit according to a report released by the Consumers' Association, Thursday.

A statement from the Consumers' Association says: "As in earlier tests it is clear that consumers cannot rely on hands-free kits to reduce radiation emissions [to] the brain."

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