489 million 5G phones are expected to be rolled out in 2021. If the environmental hazards associated with their production, use, and disposal don’t bother you, maybe the safety implications will. Phones are tested in an antiquated method using a large plastic bowling ball-sized head of a male dummy named Standard Anthropomorphic Mannequin (or SAM for short). More about We are Not SAM at https://wearenotsam.com/ SAM’s head is nearly double the size of the head of a toddler and larger than 97 percent of all people. A big guy with a thick skull, SAM looks like military recruits from nearly a century ago. SAM is not representative of the public, yet SAM is the standard by which cell phone safety is tested. Typically, manufacturers select a single device among their product lines to test on SAM to ensure the syrupy liquid inside the dummy’s thick skull doesn’t heat up.

Despite thousands of studies on non-thermal effects, national and international regulatory agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), still rely on thermal testing to measure the safety of cell phones. Not surprisingly, SAM is not very talkative — test calls average six minutes in duration. His behavior doesn’t resemble the way the public uses cell phones today. We are Not SAM! This outdated and misleading “SAM” dummy for testing data on cell phones and other microwave radiating devices, including whatever equipment 5G may ultimately entail, is “fake news,” and the world is waking up. Cell phones and wireless devices are not tested the way we use them — directly next to our bodies. Even if they were tested in body contact positions, current cell phone radiation limits do not protect us. We Are Not SAM is an organization aimed at educating consumers about the danger of wireless radiation.

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https://ehtrust.org/we-are-not-sam-with-rinat-strahlhofer/ Source: Environmental Health Trust