It's really easy to get wrapped up in the fear that talking about cell phone radiation can cause. Is talking on the cell phone frying our brains? Is it causing Alzheimer’s or cancer? Well, no study has made a definitive and inarguable link yet. But you might still be concerned and want to be proactive about minimizing your exposure to electromagnetic radiation. And yes, there's an app for that. It's from Tawkon, and it looks comprehensively at a variety of factors and tells you how much exposure you might be getting.
Wired writes, "Tawkon is an app that was designed to take the guesswork out of cellphone radiation levels under different conditions, different usage levels and for different devices. Rather than scaring people away from using their smartphone, the aim is to monitor exposure levels and alert users when it’s time to consider using a Bluetooth headset or continuing their conversation in an area with better reception."
The article has interesting information on cell phone radiation and Specific Absorption Rate, that may get you amped to try out the Tawkon app for yourself. Luckily, I avoid phone calls as much as humanly possible so I'm not too worried about it. But if you find yourself using your cell phone to actually talk to people, then you may want to check it out.
Tawkon states, "Your phone is equipped with internal measurements that offer a clue as to its radiation output. The phone companies don’t offer this info up front, so tawkon tapped into it for you, with technology that collects and analyzes data extracted from your phone, such as: network type, band-GSM, UMTS, CDMA, channel, signal strength, phone model, and more. Using patent pending technology, tawkon calculates the phone’s radiation level and hence, user exposure... With this information, tawkon provides you alerts and suggestions to keep your cell phone radiation exposure low and enable you to talkon."