Cell phones with the least and most radiation

October 19, 2009 by  
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mob phoneA few months back, I posted several articles on the link between phone radiation and brain cancer risk. Those reviews presented the results of studies with inconclusive and sometimes contradictory results.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) believes that until we know for sure the health risks that cell phone radiation poses, it is best to stick to the phone models with the lowest radiation. I completely agree with the group.

In fact, this is in line with what the World Health Organization recommends following the policies of precautionary principle. The strategy Prudent Avoidance “prescribes taking low-cost measures to reduce exposure, in the absence of any scientifically justifiable expectation that the measures would reduce risk.”

So Iet’s be prudent and avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation from cell phones. Thus, I present to you the findings of EWG in their survey of more than 1,000 models (gosh, do we have that many models already?) of phones currently available on the market.

Here is the list of ten phones with the least radiation emission (range: 0.15 to 55 W/kg):

In terms of PDA/smart phones, those with least radiation emission (range: 021 to 0.59 W/kg). Some models listed are yet on the market.

EWG is lamenting the fact that although health authorities have strict guidelines regarding the labelling of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, such requirements do not exist for cell phones. Wouldn’t it be very useful if phone specs also include the amount of radiation they emit? However, currently, this EWG guide is the only thing that can help us consumers

Anyway, from the EWG report, the models that emit the most radiation (range: 1.1 to 1.55 W/kg) are:

  • Motorola MOTO VU204 [Verizon Wireless]
  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G [T-Mobile]
  • Kyocera Jax S1300 [Virgin Mobile]
  • Blackberry Curve 8330 [Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS]
  • Motorola W385 [U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless]
  • T-Mobile Shadow [T-Mobile]
  • Motorola C290 [Sprint, Kajeet]
  • Motorola i335 [Sprint]
  • Motorola MOTO VE240 [Cricket, MetroPCS]
  • Blackberry Bold 9000 [AT&T

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