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Better watch out which phones you put up to your head next time

Posted: , by John V.

Better watch out which phones you put up to your head next time
We sometimes don't think about it too much, but you might want to think about the damage a mobile phone can do to you when you place it right at your ear. When you get down to it and analyze the components, you  have to remember that there's a battery being drained, antenna emitting signals, and other unseen forces that may have an adverse effect on your health. In a world where we are trying to be connected at all times, we sometimes forget we are using devices that emits some radiation – some more than others. If you look at the top of the list provided by the Environmental Working Group, some of them like the myTouch 3G and BlackBerry Curve 8330 are no brainers because of their focus on data use. Others like the Jax S1300 and Motorola VU204 are basic phones that people might not consider emitting tons of radiation. Samsung looks like they're making a conscious effort to provide low emitting devices based on what's on the list. Go check it out and see where your mobile phone stacks up. Maybe you might think twice about putting that phone to your ear the next time around?

source: Environment Working Group via Engadgetmobile

Better watch out which phones you put up to your head next time

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Vlondril (Posts: 91; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


lol.....but what if i want to glow green?

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 20:30

2. ToddD00 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


I see a trend that low phones are prodominately gsm band and the high phones are mostly CDMA bands. Is this just by chance or are CDMA phones higher in radiation than gsm phones?? Anyone know??

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 20:46

3. redstu36 (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)


I am so sick and tired of these environmental groups trying to scare people into thinking their cell phone is going to give them brain cancer. It has never been determined that cell phone radiation in such minute amounts cause cancer. Don't you think that a microwave oven would give you a bigger blast of radiation than a cell phone. Its not lead shielded you know. After all it cooks food with microwave radiation that is 1000 times more powerful than a cell phone's transmitter, yet surprise they are still on the market and have been for 40 years. Stop propagating this BS. And by the way, don't you think your hand would get a tumor before your brain would, its a lot closer to that transmitter than your brain is.

posted on 29 Sep 2009, 00:23

6. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)


I agree with redstu36.. it's just a big bull crap..

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 20:51

4. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yeah these phones emit the worst radiation, but they are still safe SAR limits according to the FCC which has stricter standards than nearly every country in the world when it comes to consumer safety. But, I bet these phones are also the ones no one complains about signal issues being low, whereas I bet the ones on the left are typical to have low signal... I may be wrong, so someone correct me if they have experience with the handset on the left, because I know people that own some of the ones on the right and they don't ahve problems.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 21:33

5. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Although they're not on the list here, Samsung CDMA phones generally rate pretty low on radiation. And they also tend to be the most-often returned because of poor reception. And nobody ever brings back Motorolas or Blackberry Curves because they couldn't make a call.

posted on 29 Sep 2009, 08:03

7. MTLance (unregistered)


That is so true mate weak radiation is more like not owing a phone is much better. Uh where is the iPhone 3GS, PALM PRE?

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