A cell phone is one of the most valuable pieces of personal property in the world.
But the antenna that protects your device can also be a life-or-death issue.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has set a deadline of September 11 for manufacturers to remove antennas from new cell phones sold in the United States.
The deadline is also in line with the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) new guidelines for removing antennas.
The rules say antennas must be removed “as soon as possible,” and that they must be placed in the bottom or bottom-most part of the phone.
However, it’s important to note that this is not a rule that can be applied to older phones or other devices that have been repaired.
“There are two ways that you can get this message across,” said Dr. David Stahl, a consumer protection expert and a senior research fellow at the Center for Responsible Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.
“You can say it’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to do it or you can say that it’s not the manufacturer.
And that’s where the debate comes in.
So, what does that say about a product that’s in your pocket?
What does it say about the consumer that’s going to be impacted?”
How much of a risk is cell phone radiation?
Most cell phone antennas are made of a thin plastic or metal, but not all are made entirely of metal.
Stahl and his team at UC Berkeley’s Center for Consumer Technology and Telecommunications have identified four types of materials that can cause serious injury or death to a cell phone.
One is polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a porous, flexible plastic that can fracture and crack.
“It’s not a solid metal,” Stahl said.
“The plastic is a very porous material.
It doesn’t have a definite surface area.
And it doesn’t actually have a specific amount of mass.
So the amount of energy it can take away from a device can be enormous.”
Polyvinyl clathrates, or PVC, is a commonly used plastic for cell phone parts.
When the plastic is exposed to sunlight, it breaks down, releasing hydrogen gas that can lead to a gas leak, Stahl explained.
“So it’s a very, very reactive material,” Sthl said.
Another type of plastic, called polyurethane (PV), can cause permanent damage to cells.
In addition to its tendency to leak, PV is also porous and can break easily if it is exposed for extended periods of time.
“These materials can cause very serious injury to a cellular phone,” Stahls said.
The third type of material, polycarbonate, is also used in cell phone cases, Stahlas explained.
But it can also break easily.
“PVC is the least reactive of the materials we’re talking about,” he said.
Polycarbonate breaks down into a gas, and when the gas escapes from a cell, it can cause a gas explosion.
“In the case of PV, the gas releases a very low amount of heat, so you can’t see it,” Stoll said.
Stills’ team is currently studying the impact of the PVC, polyvinly chloride (PUVC), and polycarbonates on cell phone safety.
“We’re also interested in studying the impacts on cell phones’ ability to survive and be used for a long time,” Stohl said.
What you need to know about cell phone battery safety First, you must remove your phone battery before you leave the house.
A new, unbroken cell phone requires a brand new battery to be used.
“If you’re using a new cell phone that has been broken, there’s no way for you to tell if it’s working or not,” Stahn said.
That’s why Stahl recommends removing your battery before going outside and putting it in the trunk.
The best way to do this is to carry it in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
If you are traveling, put the phone battery in your carry-on luggage, but it should be carried in your travel bag.
Stoll and his research team have been able to use a simple app that allows users to check on their cell phone’s battery status.
They found that battery life improved by about 10 percent after using the app.
“Our app is pretty comprehensive,” Stachel said.
If your battery is still working, it is important to remove it as soon as it is, and replace it immediately, Stoll advised.
“Just like when you use a battery, you’re taking out the battery and then replacing it,” he explained.
The CPSC also says that consumers should keep their phones and phones chargers in their car.
If they’re using an outlet, Stachel recommends putting a charging cap on the top of the device, but that is not required.
“For the most part, we recommend keeping a car’s AC running,” Stuhls said, because