The shocking results of a recent study reveal that the Blackberry and Motorola mobile phones emit higher levels of radiations as compared to other handsets. The online report by The Environmental Working Group has ranked 1,200 mobile phones on the basis of their radiation emissions, measured as specific absorption rate (SAR), in a bid to draw attention to the risks of using cell phones.
Motorola’s Moto VU204 has aced the list of high radiation emitting phones, while Motorola phones featured in the top bracket.
Blackberry and Apple iPhone 3G S were placed at the top of the smartphone category.
The Samsung Impression and the Motorola RAZR V8 were found to be the safest phones.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the EWG has called upon the mobile phone manufacturers to provide information on the SAR levels of phones to potential customers “…because cell phones have become a virtual necessity, we’re convinced that it’s smart to buy devices with lower emissions, until the public health research catches up with these amazing products.”
The EWG has linked brain tumours and other health disorders to the constant use of mobile phones, however, handset manufactures like Motorola have rubbished all links between heath risks and the use of cell phones. The company has said: “All Motorola mobile phones comply with national and international safety guidelines for radio-frequency energy exposure. These standards provide wide margins of protection for users and the general public. “Although SAR values for products vary, all SAR values for Motorola products are within safe exposure limits, and all products are considered equally safe.”