A Guide To Mobile Phone Radiation So You Don't Fry Your Brains

The Environmental Working Group claims that recent studies show higher tumour risk in long-term mobile phone users. They admit that more research is needed but, just in case, they have created this mobile phone radiation ranking. Guess who gets a bad grade.

This is their top 10 in best phones. The mobile phone with less radiation (0.15 - 0.35 W/kg) is the Samsung Impression SGH-a877. Second position goes to the Motorola RAZR V8 (0.36 W/kg), and third is another Samsung, the SGH-t229.

1. Samsung Impression (SGH-a877) 2. Motorola RAZR V8 3. Samsung SGH-t229 4. Samsung Rugby (SGH-a837) 5. Samsung Propel Pro (SGH-i627) 6. Samsung Gravity (SGH-t459) 7. T-Mobile Sidekick 8. LG Xenon (GR500) 9. Motorola Karma QA1 10. Sanyo Katana II

But wait, where are the big names? Well, as you probably guessed, those are the ones with the bad grades, way down in the list. All the iPhone models have poor scores, with the iPhone 3GS getting 0.52 - 1.19 W/kg. The Palm Pre gets a pretty lousy score too, sitting at 0.92 W/Kg, and so does the T-Mobile G1, at 1.11 W/kg.

So there you go: If you are paranoid, and use your mobile phone a lot without an ear piece, then better be safe than sorry, no matter what the research says now. [All mobile phones Ranking and Smartphones Ranking]


Comments

    Nothing can penetrate my alfoil hat and undies.

    Man the cell phone radiation/brain tumor nonsense just won't go away! "More research is needed" because none of the well conducted research has shown any link between cellphones and cancer. Think about it, world-wide cell phone usage is at 60% or so - how many people do you know with a brain tumor???

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/09/more-nonsense-about-cellphones-and-cancer.html

    The Sept/Oct issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine has a full article on this topic - well worth reading.

    Amazing how many people make statements like the above, demonstrating that they clearly have no basic understanding whatseover of the science behind concerns. Yes it would at first seem strange that your mobile phone might cause brain cancer if youd didn't realise that there's a whole field of research into microwave radiationeffects dating back beyond the cold war period. Microwave technology has its orgins in military use. U.S. military was actually interested in using these frequencies for mind control., would you believe, as crazy as that sounds. Incidentally the 'well conducted 'research that you quote is the research recognised by independent scientists as; flawed' by design. If you read some of the earlier research yourself that goes into effects on the nervous system you'd see there's a lot more here than just the risk of brain tumours, hence the fact that scientists are reluctant to simply drop the issue. Check out some of Ross Adey's papers for more information.. People don't generally study phenomena that don't exist,, but boy do they like to blog about things they don't understand.

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