Although the debate as to whether or not mobile phones are dangerous to users is still heated, the undeniable fact remains that all cell phones emit some level of radiation. There are standards in place, however, which are set by the Federal Communications Commission, by which all cell phone companies must abide. Currently, the standard requires that all cell phones must emit 1.6 W/kg or lower.
The government watchdog group, the Environmental Working Group, has completed an extensive study on cell phone radiation, and their vice president of research feels that people who have used a cell phone for more than ten years have an increased risk for brain and mouth tumors. France, Germany, and Israel are concerned by cell phone radiation to the point that they have issued mobile phone usage limits, especially for children.
CTIA, the wireless industry lobbying association, strongly disagrees and claims that years of scientific study show that cell phones pose no serious risk to the user. The American Cancer Society, the World Health Organization, and the Food and Drug Administration all agree that it is perfectly safe to regularly use a mobile device. It is comforting to receive guarantees from such credible associations as these, however, as a consumer, it is always nice to have all the facts and statistics on hand. That being said, below is a list of the ten best and worst mobile phones in regards to the amount of radiation they emit.
The Top 10 Mobile Phones that Emit the Least Radiation (Watts per 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 0.50
- LG Xenon GR500 0.52
- Motorola Karma QA1 0.55
10. Sanyo Katana II 0.55
Top 10 Mobile Phones that Emit the Most Radiation (Watts per 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
10. BlackBerry Bold 9000 1.51
It is important to reiterate that all phones on this list are under the 1.6 w/kg limit that the Federal Communications Commission has set as the maximum. The Federal Communications Commission feels that all phones on this list are perfectly safe for the consumer. But if after reading this article, you feel as though you may want to exchange your current phone for something at emits a little less radiation, there is some good news – many phones on the lower side of the radiation spectrum are currently being sold after being refurbished for a fraction of their original cost. This means that, buy purchasing a refurbished cell phone, it may not cost you much to decrease the amount of radiation to which you expose yourself. To find complete list of more than 1,000 phones that were tested for this study, click here.