People are becoming more and more obsessed with their cell phones. Although some of us still deny it, we are all addicted to this device. We know where our cell phone is all the time, we sleep with it charging next to our bed, we can’t resist constantly checking out calls and social networking and we almost never turn it on silent. In brief, when the cell phone wants us, we come running.
However, cell phones as the most popular consumer gadget available today, give us cancer-inducing radiation.
During phone calls, the radiation increases, and the exposure continues subsequently. With the emittion of radiofrequency energy (radio waves) the risk of cancer increases.
Here are the 10 cell phones among current US models that have the highest SAR (specific absorption rate), as rated by the FCC. For a phone to pass FCC certification and be sold in the United States, its maximum Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram.
The 10 Worst Cell Phones
Motorola Droid Maxx – SAR 1.54
Motorola Droid Ultra – SAR 1.54
Motorola Moto E – SAR 1.5
Alcatel One Touch Evolve – SAR 1.49
Huawei Vitria – SAR 1.49
Kyocera Hydro Edge – SAR 1.48
Kyocera Kona – SAR 1.45
Kyocera Hydro XTRM – SAR 1.44
BlackBerry Z10 – SAR 1.42
BlackBerry Z30 – SAR 1.41
(ZTE Source – SAR 1.41)
(ZTE Warp 4G – SAR 1.41)
The good news is that you can protect yourself from your cell phone’s radiation:
Talk on speaker.
Turn off your cell phone whenever that’s possible. No radiation is emitted when the device is off.
Do not keep the phone close to you. Especially not next to your body or your bra.
Use the airplane mode more often.
Text at a distance (12 – 15 inches away from your body).