RF3 Introduces ALARA For Non-Ionizing Radiation
What is ALARA ?
ALARA is an acronym for
As Low As Reasonably Achievable.
This is a radiation safety principle for minimizing non-ionizing radiation doses by employing all reasonable methods.
“ALARA is not only a sound safety principle, but is a regulatory requirement for all radiation safety programs.” *(source)
What is the basis for ALARA?
Current radiation safety philosophy is based on the conservative assumption that radiation dose and its biological effects on living tissues are modeled by a relationship known as the “Linear Hypothesis”.
The assertion is that every radiation dose of any magnitude can produce some level of detrimental effects which may be manifested as an increased risk of genetic mutations and cancer. Thus, the RF3 radiation safety program attempts to lower doses received by cell phone users by utilizing practical, cost effective measures.
How is ALARA Implemented?
An effective ALARA program is only possible when a commitment to changing the way we use these devices is involved. This includes parents, their children, and all people who use wireless technology. The RF3 Radiation Safety Manual provides the guidelines for the responsibilities and good practices which are consistent with the ALARA concept.
These guidelines and regulations require not only adherence to legal dose limits for regulatory compliance by cell phone manufactures, but use of ALARA principles to ensure that users are not exceeding legal SAR levels with improper use and storage of device.
Expecting and Future Parents Exposure
Parents of either sex need to limit exposure to ensure fertility and to decrease risk of birth defects in children. Excessive exposure to RF radiation emitted from cell phones can cause damage to cells leading to devastating outcomes of fertility and birth.
Men who over expose reproductive organs can cause damage to these organs leading to infertility and possible birth defects. Excessive exposure to these organs also increases risk of testicular cancer.
Women who retain excessive RF exposure to breast increase risk of developing breast cancer, which can lead to breast removal. There is also an increased risk for birth defects such as Autism, and ADHD. Over exposure to children can lead to onset of the behavior disorder as well.
Limiting exposure to RF radiation by using principles of ALARA will ensure a safer and healthier environment for parents and children. These principles lower the risk of all possible health effects that are linked to excessive exposure to RF radiation emitted from wireless devices.
Mitigation of External Radiation Exposures
The three (3) major principles to assist with maintaining doses ALARA are:
1) TIME–Minimizing the time of exposure directly reduces radiation dose.
2) DISTANCE– Doubling the distance between your body and the radiation source will divide the radiation exposure by a factor of 4
3) SHIELDING – Using shielding to deflect radiation where wireless devices come in close contact to body and head.