10 cell phones you better avoid

By | September 14th, 2009



Research has been made on the harms of cellular radiation on human body, yet no major conclusion occured that could prove cellphones as dangerous. We can’t totally prohibit the use of cellphones because of their negative impacts on the human body, as 4 billion people use cell phone around the globe. However we can aviod some particular models, that studies brought into light, which cause risks for brain and mouth tumors.


Harm of the cellular radiation is measured by SAR (specific absorption rate) which measure the amount of the radiation being absorbed by the body when cell phone is sending signals. The maximum radiation level for a cellphone is set by governmental regulating agencies. According to Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) the specific absorption rate of a cell phone must be less than 1.6. Common health issues regarding the use of cell phone are radiation absorption by head, heating effect caused by the radiation, Electromagnetic hypersensitivity and different sort of cancers. The thermographic image of head shows the exposure to harmful cellular radiations in comparison with one without exposure to harmful cellular radiations.

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Image from University of Calgary

Radiation rate of the cell phone is not mentioned on the cell phone or below its battery neither on the user’s manual. It’s the social responsibility of the government to require cell phone companies to mention the radiation rate of particular cell phone. You can avoid this risk by:

  • Using a low radiation emitting cell phone
  • Holding cell phone at a certain distance from your ear while talking
  • Use a hand free

The data about the harms of cellular radiation on human body is still conflicting. Why to take risk, it would be smart enough if we limit the use of those cell phone that emit high rate of radiations It’s better to avoid these little things before it’s too late. I would like to mention 10 cell phones that produce notable level of radiation as compared to the standards set by CTIA. These are picked from the record of CNETs Quick guide 20 highest radiation cell phones in United States.

10 highest-radiation emitting cell phones

  1. Motorola V195s, SAR level = 1.6
  2. Motorola Zine ZN5, SAR level = 1.59
  3. Motorola Rival, SAR level = 1.59
  4. Kyocera Jax S1300, SAR level = 1.55
  5. Motorola VU204, SAR level = 1.55
  6. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Sprint), SAR level = 1.54
  7. RIM Blackberry Curve 8330 (U.S. Cellular), SAR level = 1.54
  8. RIM Blackberry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless), SAR level = 1.54
  9. Nokia E71, SAR level = 1.53
  10. Pantech Matrix, SAR level = 1.52



  • http://guide2herbalremedies.com Carla

    Well, mobile phones are an irreplaceable part of out life, but it becomes more and more obvious that the manufacturers of this technology should be controlled on the point of radiation levels in the phones they produce. Unless I be mistaken, something like this has been launched in China and their government placed limits on the radiation level of the cell phones available in the country.

  • http://www.joblesspunkdesigns.com/ JoblessPunk

    err um.
    I bet if you had your hand pressed up against your face for 15 min your face would heat up also…

    this seems like they also pulled this out of there ass
    “cell phone are radiation absorption by head, heating effect caused by the radiation, “

  • lolzzz

    lolz radiation, the heating effect is because of the mouth movement for 15mins..

  • Mr. Candid

    Good Grief!
    I thought the whole “cell phones give you cancer” thing has been put to rest.
    All the studies I’ve read say basically the same thing, that cell phones are safe.

    What does this prove anyway? that your head is warmer after you yap on the phone for 15 minutes? Not very scientific, where’s the control subject? I’d venture to guess the exact same “thermal effects” would be present after using a regular corded telephone.

    junk science at best, nice try.

  • http://www.vuljespaarpot.nl gratis geld

    Damn! Luckily I don’t have such a cellphone.

  • russianspy1234

    im pretty happy with my matrix…

  • peter

    @carla… they're an irreplaceable part of life? that's so wrong on so many levels… i guess the world will/has come to that. glad i don't own a cell phone. last i checked i only required air, water, and food to live

  • http://www.checkcity.com/ payday advances

    I never thought that a cell phone could be so harmfull for you. Thanks for letting us know which ones are the worse ones.

  • kniteli

    That thermal picture is pretty deceiving. It seems to me the amount of heat from the radiation would be negligible compared to just having your hand and a phone pressed against your ear for 15 minutes.

  • Omnipotent

    if you haven't seen some thermographic images before, then surely this image would be misleading for you. these images always highlight the radiations in the same manner.

  • Article.Is.Stupid

    Yeh this entire article is based on false information. They're actually finding that radiation, much like a cell phones, is healing lab mice that have brain abnormalities. And that image of the heat is just stupid. All that heat is generated by your hand and head, the cell phone has little to do with it.

  • MaTt

    Doesn't surprise me, considering your able to cook popcorn and cook an egg with 3 cellphones… Try to do that with your warm hands.

  • Betsy Ross

    Sounds like someone failed remedial grammar

  • DOOD

    What is so stupid is, why do we care? America has so many things that emit radiation that its just another small thing that we don’t need to worry about. Were all going to die anyways.