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Radiation from Cell Phones: A Way To

Prevent Harm

Vineeth Garnepudi
Objectives:
● To understand properties of cell phone radiation from a
smartphone and related devices

● To identify materials that effectively block cell phone


radiation while allowing the phone signal at the same time

● To identify and suggest ways to limit exposure from cell phone


radiation
Interest in the topic
Theres alot of research being done on the effects that cell phone
radiation has on the body, however I wanted to find a way that we
could all enjoy our phones and still be safe from the radiation
being emitted.
Background
● RF Radiation: A form of non ionizing radiation, meaning it doesn't have to power to
ionize an atom . Measured in units of mW/m^2. Emitted from cell phones
● Bluetooth: Technology standard for exchanging data between fixed and mobile
devices over short distances using short-wavelength
● NFC (Near Field Communication): is a short-range wireless technology that allows
the exchange of data between devices. It only works with short distances of about
four inches
● Children's brain absorb radiation at higher levels than the adult brain
Research question
Under what conditions do cell phones emit the greatest amount
of radiation. How to effectively block cell phone radiation using
specific materials.

Hypothesis

Metals will block radiation better than non metals. Over distance
the radiation decreases significantly.
Thesis
The most effective way to reduce radiation exposure is distance.
As distance increase the radiation becomes weaker and
eventually diminishes. Metals are the most effective way to block
radiation at distances of one inch. More specifically alumunium
foil blocks the radiation.
Data
Data
Data
Conclusions
● Bluetooth devices connected to cell phones increase the RF signals
emitted from the cell phone .
● RF radiation signals from a source decrease significantly over a
distance .
● Metals, specifically thin aluminum sheet block RF radiation signals
very effectively compared to nonmetals .
● Aluminum is very malleable and is effective in blocking cell phone
radiation at small thickness can be developed to prevent harmful
effects.
Product
This data can help inform people how to reduce radiation effectively and keep
themselves safe from radiation exposure. I want to inform as many people as possible
about my finding. I want to write a article for a famous technology website. I also want
to create brochures about my data and experiments.
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