Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cell phone radiation look up tool

Another amazing, easy to use tool from the Environmental Working Group is their cell phone radiation look-up tool. Currently, the U.S. government does not require cell phone companies to label their products’ radiation output -- even though recent studies find significantly higher risks for brain and salivary gland tumors among people using cell phones for 10 years or longer. So the EWG created an easy to use online guide to cell phone emissions, covering over 1,000 phones currently on the market.

You type in your cell phone make, model, and wireless provider -- and their widget instantly looks up how much radiation your phone emits. They also then provide a link that lists every phone that emits LESS radiation than your own. Plus they show the 10 best cell phones (lowest radiation) and ten worst cell phones (those that emit the most radiation). It's definitely a helpful resource for making informed decisions about cell phone risks.

The EWG has also conducted a comprehensive, 10-month scientific evaluation of the hazards of cell phone radiation that includes data from more than 200 peer-reviewed studies, government advisories, and industry documents. You can download the full report for free (here).

Finally, check out their 8 Steps to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Exposure. Some really great safety tips in there.


Jeanne said...

how about: #9 send a message the old fashioned way and write a letter.

creepy, creepy, creepy the ways in which we damage ourselves. i'm sure the laptop resting against my thighs right now is not a healthy thing either.

RFK Action Front said...

Yeah, there's nothing better than a real old fashioned letter. E-mail will never be able to replace that.