Limiting Radiation Exposure from Cell Phone Use


Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation to send and receive voice and text messages. Some studies suggest this radiation may increase risks for brain and salivary gland cancer. Scientists are conducting studies to resolve the many uncertainties.

Many of the most popular cell phones expose users to the highest legal levels of cell phone radiation. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has compiled a list of popular new cellphones launched in 2010 and the radiation levels of each. The EWG cellphone buyers' guide offers information on additional models.

The EWG also offers 8 safety tips to users on limiting their exposure to radiation from cellphone use.

Consumers may also want to read the following report: Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern.