Tuesday Newsday – Cell Phones + Cancer = Can You Hear Me Now?

June 7th, 2011

You’ve probably heard that cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” says the World Health Organization. Here’s a place to see just where your phone fits in among the list of no-nos…Mine is 1.19 (Iphone 3GS)…oops.

This searchable table contains all the cell phone models available from the major U.S. carriers as of December 2010 (newer models may not be listed). The numbers refer to the rate of radiofrequency energy your body absorbs from the phone. The lower the number, the lower the radiation exposure. Most phones on the market fall between 0.35 and 1.59 watts per kilogram, which is the maximum level allowed by the U.S. government. Keep in mind your actual exposure will depend on how you use your phone, your carrier and network conditions. Read more…

Will that stop you using your cell? Will you buy a hands-free microphone?

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One Response to “Tuesday Newsday – Cell Phones + Cancer = Can You Hear Me Now?”

  1. Whitney says:

    meh. coffee is also labeled a possible carcenogen by the WHO.

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