The KOOLGLIDE Carpet Seaming Tool:
As radiation safe as everyday electronic devices

Concerns about radiation are not warranted. The KOOLGLIDE tool operates 10 times lower than the minimum safety standard.

For anyone worried about the safety of the KOOLGLIDE carpet seaming tool – here is some reassuring information. The tool operates at frequencies lower than many common items used daily. The KOOLGLIDE tool operates at a frequency more than 10,000 times lower than cordless or cell phones. It also operates at lower frequencies than radio and TV broadcasts.

Here's how it works. The KOOLGLIDE tool generates an invisible electromagnetic field that heats a special seaming tape containing a thin aluminum layer. It heats the metal but does not affect human tissue. Human tissue is affected by high frequency radiation such as microwaves. Microwave frequencies are 3,000,000,000 cycles per second and above. At approximately 170,000 cycles per second (170 kHz) the KOOLGLIDE tool falls well below microwave frequencies.

The KOOLGLIDE tool easily satisfies FCC and other applicable safety standards for human absorption of radiation. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is the unit of measurement for the effect of radiation on human tissue. The KOOLGLIDE tool radiates about 10 times less than the SAR standard published by the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In addition, the strength of the radiated magnetic field drops rapidly as it moves away from the KOOLGLIDE tool. It will not even heat metal at a distance of greater than about 3 inches from the base of the tool.

Finally, while the KOOLGLIDE tool is radiation safe in most circumstances, do not operate the tool if you or a bystander has a pacemaker or similar electronic device, prosthesis, metal plate or other type of implant. Additionally, do not operate the tool in an area that contains medical equipment. Doing so may interfere with the equipment’s operation which could result in serious injury.

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