News Burst: Mobiles to get safety warnings

Mobile phones will tell you how much radiation is going into your brain

Mobile phones will come with safety guarantee stickers starting next year, in a move to address health concerns over radiation.

Nokia, Motorola and Ericsson announced Monday their intention to label mobile phones with information about the amount of radiation they emit. The three are working together to develop a standard for measuring specific absorption rates (SAR) -- a measure indicating the maximum radiation a kilogram of tissue absorbs.

The new safety guarantee comes in response to growing concerns that mobile phone usage could be linked to cancer or other risks to human health.

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From the tabloids to the PC press, it's the odd and the bizarre risks that catch our attention, while the mundane risks of life hardly register. Andy Redfern argues that your mobile phone may well kill you, but he doesn't believe it'll be cancer from radiation. Go to AnchorDesk UK for the news comment.

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