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Does YOUR cell-phone emit Radiation?

Updated on November 23, 2011

We all are extremely fond of our Cell-phones! Can't imagine a life with out it. Besides, having the world in our hands (smart phone) it is also a very handy gadget especially in times of distress or loneliness.

But, did we know that Cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation. X-rays is another example of electromagnetic radiation.

Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through material. This ionizing radiation produces charged particles in matter. Ionizing radiation is produced by unstable atoms and have excess of energy.

World Health Organization (WHO) has classified radiation coming from mobiles as carcinogenic. Additional research is being done into the long term usage of this instrument to gather information regarding the above statement.

Every phone has to pass a Federal Communication Commission (F.C.C) certification. A cell phone's maximax SAR level must be less than 1.6W/kg (watts per kilogram). In Europe, the level is 2 W/kg, while Canada allows a maximum of 1.6 W/kg.

The SAR level listed in the charts represents the HIGHEST SAR level with the phone next to the ear. SAR level varies between different transmission bands and different testing bodies can obtain different results. It is also possible for results to vary between different editions of the same cell phone.

The table below includes lists of cellphones by brand name.

Highest Radiation Cell phones courtsey CNET Reviews

Manufacturer and model
SAR level(digital)
Motorola V195s
Motorola Zine ZN5
Motorola Rival
Kyocera Jax S1300
Motorola VU204
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Sprint)
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (U.S. Cellular)
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)
Nokia E71x
Pantech Matrix
LG Rumor 2
RIM BlackBerry Bold
Sony Ericsson W350a
T-Mobile Dash 3G
Samsung Instinct
Samsung Spex SCH-R210
Kyocera X-tc
Motorola i576
Motorola Adventure V750

Lowest Radiation Cell-phones courtsey CNET Reviews

Manufacturer and model
SAR level(digital)
Beyond E-Tech Duet D8
Samsung Eternity SGH-A867
Samsung Blue Earth
Samsung SGH-G800
Samsung Soul
Samsung Impression SGH-A877
Samsung Innov8
Beyond E-Tech Duet D888
Samsung SGH-T229
Samsung SGH-A167
Samsung SGH-i450
Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 (AT&T)
Samsung Propel Pro
Samsung Gravity
HTC Imagio (Verizon Wireless)
Samsung Alias 2 SCH-U750
Samsung Gravity 2
Motorola Karma QA1
AT&T Quickfire
Sonim XP1

IF your phone is in the high emission range, it is wise to change it or try to use a blue-tooth to talk. Avoid keeping this phone near your body.


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