Mr. Deepak Ramaswamy wrote:

I would like to make an enquiry from you. I am 42 years of age. My health, stamina and physical/mental energy are good. However, the strange phenomenon is that, I have always been highly allergic to radiations from the mobile phone.
The moment I hold a mobile phone in my hands, I start to feel mildly breathless, fatigued, disgusted with the act of holding that mobile phone, etc, and I want to immediately throw it away.
In spite of the aforesaid feelings, if I forcibly bring that phone into my ears (in order to converse), then my entire brain (especially the portion nearer to the mobile phone) starts vibrating, painful spasms, I feel like screaming and throwing the mobile phone away.
Even when I try to help someone to make some settings with their mobile phone, the mere fact (that my skin/body is indeed in contact with that mobile phone) is sufficient for me to experience the aforesaid disgusting inconvenience.
During late 2006, I was fortunate to stumble upon Nokia 6101 model. The radiations are tolerable. I have compulsorily purchased the ear-phone (headset), and I have pasted the commercially available plastic film on the keypad, and also on the display screen. And I don’t experience the disgusting feelings while holding my own Nokia 6101 in my hands (during the headset conversation, or for SMS, or for any other keypad operations of this Nokia 6101).
But, for most other models of mobile phones being used by all my friends/relatives, I do experience a wide range of disgusting unpleasantness as explained above.
In the light of the aforesaid background information, I would like to make two enquiries from you :
(1)  Am I the only human being to suffer from the radiations (emitted by mobile phones), or are there many more human beings just like me??
(2)  As on today, by God’s grace, my current Nokia 6101 is working fine. But, isn’t it a fact that all equipment have their own lifespan?? So, with the good intention to research on a suitable health-friendly model of mobile phone, I have been making enquiries from many retailers (of mobile phones). Of course, Nokia 6101 has become obsolete long time ago (the manufacture/production of Nokia 6101 was stopped long time ago). And invariably all other models (that I have been trying out in those retail shops) cause the aforesaid disgusting unpleasantness upon my health. Therefore, I am more than worried now, as to which model (of mobile phone) I am supposed to buy, after my current Nokia 6101 exhausts its lifespan. Please suggest some good model which doesn’t cause any radiations health unpleasantness to me.
My response:

Dear Mr. Ramaswamy,
No, you are certainly not the only one. Radiation affects different people by varying degrees, depending on the susceptibility. It’s just that you could be more susceptible than others.
To my understanding, it’s the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)of the device that would be relevant in this context. (See Wikipedia: Specific absorption rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field; although, it can also refer to absorption of other forms of energy by tissue, including ultrasound.
I did some secondary research on Nokia 6101. One thing that I found rather unique about this model, and that’s possibly the reason why it’s worked well for you, that for the device for its generation has got an exceptionally low SAR. (See: CNet article, cached:
While various bodies that set minimum SAR standards seem to find a device passable if it’s got an SAR of 1.6 or below, you may need to look for devices that have SARs lower than 1)
You may like to check out if any of these models are available in India too. Please be careful, as sometimes the same model may have a different SAR when being shipped to a country like India, as the regulations here are still not in place.)
Additionally, for many of the brands/models, lists the SAR value too, among other features.

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