Best & Worst: Cell Phone Radiation

Health and Wellness

A few well-known phones with the highest radiation levels are the Blackberry 8820 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon), the Palm Pixi (Sprint (S)), Motorola(MOT) Moto VE440 (MetroPCS), the Blackberry Bold 9700 (AT&T, T-Mobile) and the Blackberry Curve 8300 (Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, MetroPCS and CREDO).

The EWG is not telling you NOT to buy or use these phones. The group is providing these facts from its tests so that consumers can be informed buyers and users.

In their own words:

“Are cell phones safe? Many research groups around the world are working to find out. Your cell phone emits radiation to send voice and text messages from you to the other caller. Some (not all) studies of frequent cell-phone users suggest this radiation may increase risks for cancer or children’s behavior problems.”

The group wants you to use its facts to find “…safer, low-radiation choices.”

All of this sounds very ominous and scary. I’m not sure it should be your first priority when you buy a phone, but being aware of the facts and your phone’s potentially dangerous radiation numbers could make a difference.


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