Thursday, 25 Feb, 2010 Technology

Users of Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One are Exposed to High Radiation


According to a report presented by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) some of the newest smartphones one the market emit a very high level of radiation.

The EWG states that Motorola's Droid, RIM's Blackberry Bold 9700, LG's Chocolate Touch and HTC's Nexus One nearly surpass the radiofrequency radiation limits established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Jane Houlihan, senior VP for research at Environmental Working Group, says that several health agencies worldwide advise cell phone users to limit their exposure to cell phone radiation and this is especially important for children. The researcher advises users to check the radiation output information prior to buying a cell phone.

According to Houlihan, the results of the latest studies linked with cell phone use show an increased risk for brain tumors among those who actively used their cell phones for at least 10 years. At the same time the researcher notes that some cell phones launched in 2010 emit somewhat less radiation compared to the devices mentioned above.

"EWG recommends that cell phone users buy phones with low emissions. [You may also want to] use a headset or set the phone on speaker, and text rather than talk," said Houlihan.

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