Is Your New Phone (Apple iPhone, Perhaps) Cancer Causing, Too?

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My cell phone makes me feel funny. Does yours?

I couldn't tell if it was my better body awareness from yoga or my generally strong cell phone neurosis (long live the bees!). Every time I held my phone up to my ear, I felt a vibratory drum-like sensation as though something external and vampire-ish was sucking life out of me. Dash in a little of my hypochondria and you can imagine the visions of brain tumors, breast cancer and salivary gland cancer dancing in my head.

The situation called for a cry out to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The non-profit issued a recent update to their Cell Phone Radiation Guide released last September that now includes new, popular 2010 phone models. I decided to brace myself for better or for worse to find out where my model stood. Find out where mine--and yours--ranks on the list. Surprise, surprise. My LG Rumor gets four out of five bars on EWG's ranking tool--meaning the radiation level is one bar shy from being the WORST when it comes to radiation emissions. Awesome. Apple iPhone's ranking ain't so pretty either.

Smart Phones with a Side of Cell Phone Radiation

Motorola's Droid
Blackberry Bold 9700
LG Chocolate Touch
HTC Nexus One by Google

To sprinkle in some much-needed good news--there are some new phones gracing the least bad-for-you list:

Motorola Brute i680
Samsung Mythic
Pantech Impact

The Environmental Working Group Makes Healthy Phone Finding Easy

Until I figure out whether I want to turn in my phone to my carrier for a safer model, I'll continue avoiding mine like the plague--using it on only necessary occasions. Call me a granny; I get excited at every opportunity to use a phone. Like, the regular landline variety.

EWG, the all-star that they are, offers other tips to help keep radiation exposure to a minimum. Follow my lead by clicking over to their website for all of the incredibly helpful consumer lists, tips and educational details.

:: EWG's Cell Phone Radiation Guide
via Mother Nature Network
More on Cell Phones Radiation:
Cell Phone Radiation Could Improve Memory, Fight Alzheimer's
New Guide Tells You How Much Radiation Your Cell Phone Emits
Wireless Companies Bury Studies, Discredit Researchers Studying Cellphone Radiation

Is Your New Phone (Apple iPhone, Perhaps) Cancer Causing, Too?
I couldn't tell if it was my better body awareness from yoga or my generally strong cell phone neurosis (long live the bees!). Every time I held my phone up to my ear, I felt a vibratory drum-like

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