We've heard talking on a cell phone before bed can result in health complications. We've heard that germs on cell phones can cause rashes. And about half of GeekSugar readers worry about their phone causing cancer or other health issues. We use our phones daily — sometimes for hours on end — but how bad is the radiation really?
The Environmental Working Group has crafted a list ranking more than 1,000 cell phones according to the radiation levels they emit. The list is based on technical data provided by the manufacturers.To see the top 10 best and worst rated phones (and more importantly, check where your cell stands), read more.
|Lowest Radiation Phones||Highest Radiation Phones|
|1. Samsung Impression (SGH-a877) [AT&T]||1. Motorola MOTO VU204 [Verizon Wireless]|
|2. Motorola RAZR V8 [CellularONE]||2. T-Mobile myTouch 3G [T-Mobile]|
|3. Samsung SGH-t229 [T-Mobile]||3. Kyocera Jax S1300 [Virgin Mobile]|
|4. Samsung Rugby (SGH-a837) [AT&T]||4. Blackberry Curve 8330 [Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS]|
|5. Samsung Propel Pro (SGH-i627) [AT&T]||5. Motorola W385 [U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless]|
|6. Samsung Gravity (SGH-t459) [CellularONE, T-Mobile]||6. T-Mobile Shadow [T-Mobile]|
|7. T-Mobile Sidekick [T-Mobile]||7. Motorola C290 [Sprint, Kajeet]|
|8. LG Xenon (GR500) [AT&T]||8. Motorola i335 [Sprint]|
|9. Motorola Karma QA1 [AT&T]||9. Motorola MOTO VE240 [Cricket, MetroPCS]|
|10. Sanyo Katana II [Kajeet]||10. Blackberry Bold 9000 [AT&T]|