Motorola Droid, Blackberry Bold 9700, HTC Magic and LG Chocolate Touch, the latest and greatest new mobile phones in 2010 have high marks from tech experts for their performance and features but also these models are in the top of the radiation charts (not said in the ads). EWG has found that all four phones’ emissions are pushing the edge of radiofrequency radiation safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Levels of radiation vary , from 0 .3 to 1.6, the legal limit, measured in watts per kilogram of body weight.
Fortunately for the 2010 three new phones Motorola Brute i680, Samsung Mythic, and Pantech Impact rank among the lowest-emission devices on the market.
The Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the phone is sending a signal to the network.
The list below shows emissions levels of new phones available in 2010 from lowest to highest radiation :
|Radiation||held at ear||worn on the body|
|Motorola Brute i680||0,86 W/Kg||All||0.59 W/kg||0.86 W/kg|
|Pantech Impact||0,92 W/Kg||All||0.72 W/kg||0.92 W/kg|
|Samsung Mythic||1.08 W/kg||GSM1900||0.67 W/kg||0.64 W/kg|
|(SGH-A897)||GSM 850||0.46 W/kg||0.79 W/kg|
|UMTS II||1.08 W/kg||0.58 W/kg|
|UMTS V||0.35 W/kg||0.47 W/kg|
|Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR||1.10 W/kg||All||0.69 W/kg||1.10 W/kg|
|Samsung Instinct HD||1.16 W/kg||PCS||1.15 W/kg||0.78 W/kg|
|(SPH-M850)||CDMA||1.16 W/kg||0.71 W/kg|
|Apple iPhone 3G S||1.19 W/kg||GSM 850||0.63 W/kg||0.52 W/kg|
|UMTS V 850||0.56 W/kg||0.67 W/kg|
|GSM 1900||0.79 W/kg||0.26 W/kg|
|Wi-Fi Mode||0.52 W/kg||0.06 W/kg|
|UTMS II 1900||1.19 W/kg||0.33 W/kg|
|HTC Nexus One||1.39 W/kg||All||0.87 W/kg||1.39 W/kg|
|LG Chocolate Touch (VX8575)||1.46 W/kg||All||1.46 W/kg||0.79 W/kg|
|Motorola Droid||1.50 W/kg||All||1.49 W/kg||1.50 W/kg|
|Blackberry Bold 9700||1.55 W/kg||Sub-model “RCN71UW”||1.39 W/kg||0.67 W/kg|
|Sub-model “RCM71UW”||1.55 W/kg||0.77 W/kg|
Neither manufacturers nor sellers are required to disclose mobile phone radiation information at their sales point.
It is not easy to EWG obtain the data on cell phone radiation. Some mobile phone manufacturers publish online user’s manuals with emissions output, expressed as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), . For other models they have to find the code number known as the FCC ID, generally embedded inside the phone, near the battery. With this number they research on the FCC online database.
If you want to find out the radiation of your mobile have a look at EWG website.