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Mobile phones to give radiation levels soon
Posted: 16-Jul-2001 [Source: Reuters]

[Manufacturers to respond to consumer requests for information on levels of radiation emitted by mobile phones.]

by Jan Strupczewski and Paul de Bendern, Stockholm/Helsinki -- "The world's Leading mobile phone makers said on Monday they will start publishing information later this year about the level of radiation emitted by their phones in response to concerns from consumers.

"The largest cellphone maker Nokia , the second-largest Motorola (NYSE:MOT - news) and the fourth-largest Ericsson , have agreed with the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation's (CENELEC) on a way to measure radiation absorption on phones.

"There have been requests by some consumers that this information should be readily available," said Nokia Mobile Phones spokesman Tapio Hedman. "We are providing them with information they feel is important for them."

"The agreement comes after years of lobbying from consumer and other organisations for companies and regulators to agree on a global standard of measuring radiation emitted from handsets.


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