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The 20 Cell Phones Giving Off the Most Radiation

For years, doctors, researchers, experts and gadget enthusiasts have been debating the possible effects of cell phone radiation on your health. With possible links to cancer, a lot of people view it as a serious concern. So how much radiation is bad and how much does your cell phone give out?

For the last 10 years, CNet has been compiling a list of the 20 cell phones that give off the most radiation. According to CNet, to understand the list, you have to know that the amount of radiation absorbed by your body is called the specific absorption rate, or SAR. The maximum amount of radiation allowed by the FCC in the US and Canada is 1.6 watts per kilogram and in Europe this SAR figure is capped at 2 watts per kilogram.

The worst phone, pushing the FCC's limit with a SAR rating of 1.6 watts per kilogram is the Motorola V195:

Second is the Motorola Zine ZN5, with a rating of 1.59 watts.

Third/tied for second is Motorola again, this time with the Motorola Rival. The Rival also packs a SAR rating of 1.59.

Fourth place goes to a relatively unknown phone from Virgin, the Jax S1300, with a rating of 1.55 watts.

In fifth place is another Motorola handset, the VU204, clocking in at 1.54.

RIM appears on the list for the first time with a hat-trick, taking sixth, seventh and eighth place for the Curve 8330 on Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Sprint. The Curve carries a SAR rating 1.54 watts.

Motorola returns to nab ninth place with the Crush and its rating of 1.53 watts.

In tenth place is the Pantech Matrix from AT&T. It rated 1.52 watts.

Nokia appears at number 11 on the list and HTC at number 13.

Click on through to CNet to check out the rest of top 20.

  • Abrahm
    My guess would have been the iPhone giving off the most radiation into the brain... It would have explained a lot of things...
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  • thearm
    AbrahmMy guess would have been the iPhone giving off the most radiation into the brain... It would have explained a lot of things...
    lol
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  • sliem
    Motorola seems to run on radiation.
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  • tayb
    AbrahmMy guess would have been the iPhone giving off the most radiation into the brain... It would have explained a lot of things...
    Yeah. Har har. Because if you own an iPhone that definitely means you are STUPID. Har har.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    The debate over exposure to cell phone radiation has been going on since the day they were first introduced. For most of the day I do not keep my phone on my person. I just leave it on my desk.
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  • sinsear
    You still probably receive more radiation from being out in the sun for 30 minutes than you do talking on a cell phone for 10 minutes...
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  • polly the parrot
    Shit. I have a Curve.
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  • soo-nah-mee
    Go Motorola! No wonder my Razr always got such a strong signal.
    polly the parrotShit. I have a Curve.You're a dead man (or woman).
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  • bison88
    ^ Same here lol, no wonder I've been hard of hearing recently and my head stuffed up :P
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  • ashrafpasha
    i agree..
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