Body-worn SAR testing has been carried out at a separation distance of 1.0 cm. To meet RF exposure guidelines during body-worn operation, the device should be positioned at least this distance away from the body.

Yes, it actually says this in the Galaxy S5 user manual under SAR Value.


Fine print may protect manufacturers legally. Let's protect consumers in reality:
Put the cell phone safety warnings up front, where we can see them.

Keep a distance from body.

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Tell cell phone companies to put the fine print up front, where we can see it.

We're all part of the experiment.

Buried in their user manuals, cell phone companies specifically instruct us that phones should not be held close to the body. Without following those instructions, we risk being exposed to levels of radiation that are deemed unsafe. At the same time, significant research is showing cell phone radiation can damage the nervous., reproductive, and immune systems. Many scientists recommend reduced exposure, especially for children who are more vulnerable.

The problem is, today's cell phones are still new, and we won't know the full impact for years. That means that now, we're all part of an experiment - we have a group of heavy users taking risks and a control group taking precautions. To know which group to join, we need the facts up front.


Take these precautions to join the control group.

Use a headset or speakerphone during calls to keep the phone away from your head and body.

Choose hard-wired internet connections. Request non-wireless routers for internet access.

Store your cell phone away from your body (i.e. not in your pocket, bra, or beneath your pillow).

Turn wireless devices and connections off at night (phones, gaming devices, wireless routers, etc.).