Is Your Cell Phone Safe?

Radiation levels from leading mobile models

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's not definitively known whether cell phone radiation has a detrimental effect on health. While scientists try and figure it out, non-profit watchdog Environmental Working Group just released an analysis of 1,000 different cell phone models and their radiation levels. We talk with Richard Wiles, the group's spokesperson; and Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News, an online publication that covers radiation issues.

If you're in the market for a new phone and concerned about radiation – though we should point out there's no firm evidence yet saying whether you should or should not be – you may want to consider Samsung, which has the phones that head the Top 10 list for lowest radiation. For more information, read the Environmental Working Group's rankings.


Louis Slesin and Richard Wiles

Hosted by:

Lynn Sherr


Stephanie Hughes

Comments [2]


@Mikey: Well duh, of course they are going to have media endorsements on their "About Us" page. Think about their target audience: the consumer. Consumers care about what the media has to say. Take a look at the EWG Staff page if you want to see the Ph.D., M.D., and J.D. endorsements.

Sep. 17 2009 03:45 PM

Wow. This piece must have been the result of some in-depth Googling. Two representatives of the Tinfoil Hat Brigade, talking about a controversy that does not exist, to a reporter's uncritical endorsement. Hint: if your "scientific" source has nothing but media endorsements on its "About Us" page, you might want to look a little harder.

Sep. 10 2009 10:05 AM

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