Can't find your phone? Check the entire
list of 1,000 phones or search for your model. If your cell phone
isn't on EWG's list, then search the Federal Communications Commission
web site to get your
phone's SAR* value. You can then compare it to the models in EWG's
guide to see how it stacks up against the competition.
Buying a new cell phone isn't your only option for limiting your exposure
to cell phone radiation. Keeping your phone away from your head and
body is the best thing you can do.
Here are some tips adapted from EWG's
guide to reducing cell phone radiation exposure:
or a headset. There's no consensus on whether it's safer to go with
wired or wireless headset, but headsets emit less radiation than
messages instead of talking. Phones use less power and therefore emit
less radiation to send text than voice. It also keeps radiation away
from your head.
the phone when you have a poor signal. Your phone will emit more radiation
to get the signal to the tower when there are fewer signal bars on
Apple iPhone, for those who are wondering, is somewhere in the middle
of the approximately 1,200 phones that were tested. Incidentally,
if you're wondering where your BlackBerry is on the list, the FCC
doesn't mandate handset makers to reveal radiation levels, so many
of these devices aren't on the list.
is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the
phone is sending a signal to the network. Your phone only emits radiation
when you talk or text.
with a health care professional should occur before applying
adjustments or treatments to the body, consuming medications
or nutritional supplements and before dieting, fasting or exercising.
None of these activities are herein presented as substitutes
for competent medical treatment. See