Many Pong customers easily see the ways that their Pong case improves their wireless signal strength or extends their battery life. However when it comes to how their case reduces radiation exposure, we’re often asked “how do you measure that?”.
Pong maintains two test labs at its facility in Virginia. We carry out extensive R&D and testing here, from the prototype phase to quality control product checks.
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Lloyds of London is the largest insurance syndicate in the world. It has insured some of the most esoteric risks one might imagine—including, most recently, a polar bear expedition, and in the past things as unlikely as the taste buds of a food critic and Betty Grable’s legs. But what if Lloyds refused to cover mobile phone manufacturers against risks to users’ health? More than a decade ago, they did. In 1999, Sarah Ryle of the London Observer (now the Guardian) reported that:
“Concern about the safety of mobile phones has prompted a leading Lloyd’s underwriter to refuse to insure phone manufacturers against the risk of damage to users’ health.”
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Recently, the European Environment Agency published the second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings in which specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded were investigated. In some cases the events resulted in deaths, illness and environmental destruction. Originally published in 2002, the first volume detailed the history of technologies subsequently found to be harmful. More than a decade later, the EEA examined the warning signs emerging from technologies currently in use, including mobile phones, genetically modified organisms and nanotechnology.
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Five years after the initial BioInitiative 2007 Report, the BioInitiative Working Group issued an updated 2012 Report to provide a strengthened rationale for biologically-based exposure standards for low-intensity electromagnetic radiation. Prepared by 29 world-recognized experts in science and public health policy from 10 countries, the BioInitiative 2012 Report reviewed over 1800 new scientific studies and shows reinforced evidence of risk from chronic exposure to low-intensity electromagnetic fields (EMF) and to wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation (RFR) including microwave radiation). The Report concludes that existing public safety limits are inadequate to protect public health, and that new, biologically-based public safety limits are needed.
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