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Feb 25, 2010

From 'Pick A Safer Smart Phone' | Care2 Healthy & Green Living
Posted by Megan, from Mother Nature NetworkFeb 24, 2010
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The health effects of cell phone radiation is a growing concern which is why many cell phone users have been consulting a Cell Phone Radiation Guideto figure out which phones let them keep talking and texting while limiting radiation as much as possible. That report was put together by Environmental Working Group last September and this year, the environmental health nonprofit has come out with an update to cover the new, most-popular cell phones of 2010.
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THE BAD NEWS
Some of the most-hyped phones that tech experts have raved about give off quite a bit of radiation...
Motorola’sDroid,
BlackberryBold9700
LGChocolateTouch

and
HTC NexusOne by Google...
are among the flashy phones to avoid because all four are pushing the edge of radiofrequency radiation safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission, according to EWG.
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THE GOOD NEWS
A number of smart phones on the market are not leaching so much radiation...
MotorolaBrute i680,
SamsungMythic,

and PantechImpact
...are phones with some of the lowest emissions — cell phone users are advised to stick to these lower-emissions phones until we learn more about the long-term health effects of cell phone radiation.
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IN THE MARKET for a NEW PHONE?
If you're willing to switch carriers, consult EWG’s list of phones with the lowest emissions (PDF) to pick from the best.
STICKING with your CURRENT CARRIER?
Then click on your carrier’s name on EWG's Get a Safer Phonepage to get a list of the phones available through your carrier. The phones will be sorted with those with lowest radiation at the top of the list.
And FOR ADDED SAFETY...
EWG's 8 tips to reduce cell phone radiation exposure

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