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Phone Radiation Levels

How many of you know that you will be loosing more and more of your energy just by using your cell phone.

Phone makers publish information on the Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) of their handsets.

SAR shows the absorption of energy by the human body in watts per kilogram (W/kg). The upper limit adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Singapore is 2.0 W/kg.

Cell-phone use is harmful to your health.

The EMF Collaborative study concludes that the cancer risks of cell phones are grossly underreported and that the most commonly cited studies on cell phone safety are fundamentally flawed.

There is currently no conclusive evidence to support a link between phone radiation and cancer. Following several conflicting findings from studies, WHO has called for further mobile phone tests to be conducted.

George Carlo, a public health researcher who spearheaded a three-year, $27 million research program for the cellular telephone industry on possible health risks associated with such devices said in his report that the radio frequency radiation from wireless phone antennae "appears to cause genetic damage in human blood," while another case study uncovered a "statistically significant increase" in neuro-epithelial brain tumors among cell phone users.

20 highest-radiation cell phones (United States)

Manufacturer and model SAR level(digital)

1 Motorola V195s 1.6

2 Motorola Zine ZN5 1.59

3 Motorola Rival 1.59

4 Kyocera Jax S1300 1.55

5 Motorola VU204 1.55

6 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Sprint) 1.54

7 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (U.S. Cellular) 1.54

8 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless) 1.54

9 Nokia E71x 1.53

10 Pantech Matrix 1.52

11 LG Rumor 2 1.51

12 RIM BlackBerry Bold 1.51

13 HTC SMT5800 1.49

14 Sony Ericsson W350a 1.48

15 T-Mobile Dash 3G 1.47

16 Samsung Instinct 1.46

17 Samsung Spex SCH-R210 1.46

18 Kyocera X-tc 1.45

19 Motorola i576 1.45

20 Motorola Adventure V750 1.45

10 Cell Phones Emitting the Least Radiation (watts/kilogram)

Samsung Impression SGH-a877 0.35

Motorola Razr V8 0.36

Samsung Impression SGH-t229 0.38

Samsung Rugby SGH-a837 0.46

Samsung Propel Pro SGH-i627 0.47

Samsung Gravity SGH-t459 0.49

T-Mobile Sidekick 0.5

LG Xenon GR500 0.52

Motorola Karma QA1 0.55

Sanyo Katana II 0.55

10 Cell Phones Emitting the Most Radiation (watts/kilogram)

Motorola Moto VU204 1.55

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G 1.55

Kyocera Jax S1300 1.55

BlackBerry Curve 8330 1.54

Motorola W385 1.54

T-Mobile Shadow 1.53

Motorola C290 1.53

Motorola i335 1.53

Motorola Moto VE240 1.52

BlackBerry Bold 9000 1.51

source: Environmental Working Group

Buying a new cell phone isn’t your only option for limiting your exposure to cell phone radiation. Keeping your phone away from your head and body is the best thing you can do.

Here are some tips adapted from EWG’s guide to reducing cell phone radiation exposure:

* Use speakerphone or a headset. There’s no consensus on whether it’s safer to go with a wired or wireless headset, but headsets emit less radiation than cell phones.

* Send text messages instead of talking. Phones use less power and therefore emit less radiation to send text than voice. It also keeps radiation away from your head.

* Stay off the phone when you have a poor signal. Your phone will emit more radiation to get the signal to the tower when there are fewer signal bars on your phone.


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