Cellraid, a Finnish startup, has taken an active stand to improve the health of users of technology by developing applications which can measure, monitor and even reduce the users’ exposure to cellphone radiations, and other electromagnetic waves which are harmful.
Radiations from cell phones and other related technical equipment have been proven to be hazardous to the health, but nothing has been actively done to make people take notice and make necessary changes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, since 2011, supported research results which showed that with the phone simply lying around us, the dangerous wave is emitted, and when in constant use, the risk is expectedly higher.
Although a report showed that health warnings been ignored by the Nigerian telecommunications companies in the past, the fact is that the emissions from these masts do not pose th greatest threats.
The CEO of Cellraid, Pasi Ala-Mieto has said that the masts and the antennas give off only about 0.001% of these dangerous emissions, and that the focus of the people should be on the use of the phones which is the main source of the dangerous emissions giving off 99.9989% of all exposure.
Cellraid decided to take action since no specific body or institution was monitoring the wave exposure levels of the masses. It presents three safety tools, two (Quanta Monitor and Quanta Guard) for the individual users of cell phones, and one (Quanta Pro) for the telecom authorities and operators to identify high exposure locations.
Quanta Pro is for the safety conscious authorities and operators to acquire. It is for the fields and streets, showing areas which have high levels of exposures. Quanta Monitor measures the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and cumulative absorption from your phone in real time, so users can compare networks, know their exposure level, and take precautions where necessary.
This may truly be a saviour, but one begins to wonder how it will be received, considering that all three apps work on Android phones, and will surely raise sceptics who will point out that the solution of the said problem is in the problem. A user will need to put the phone on for the apps to work, which means definite exposure to the culprit. We hope the values which would be presented as the measure of a user exposure to radiation will be accurate at all times.
You can download the Quanta Monitor and Quanta Guard from the Android Play Store.
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