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Motorola Tops Radiation Emission Charts

Smartphones offered by Motorola have figured in the list of highest and lowest radiation emitting Smartphones.

The list, which was released by the Environmental Working Group (opens in new tab), comes after the World Health Organisation declared that mobile phone radiation might be linked to cancer in humans.

Mobile phones need have a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) lower than 1.6 watts per kilogram in order to pass FCC clearance in the US while European regulators have capped the limit to 2 watts per kilogram.

Motorola’s Bravo Smartphone was the one with the highest radiation level of 1.59 SAR, barely passing FCC’s limits, followed by Motorola Droid 2 on the second spot with 1.58 SAR. The third Smartphone with the highest radiation level was Sony Ericsson’s Satio with a rating of 1.56 SAR.

Meanwhile, Samsung devices secured the top four spots in the list of devices with the lowest radiation levels with the Samsung Infuse 4G topping the list with radiation levels of merely 0.2 SAR.

Motorola Devour came at the ninth spot in the ninth spot with radiation level of 0.45 SAR.

“We at Environmental Working Group are still using our cell phones, but we also believe that until scientists know much more about cell phone radiation, it’s smart for consumers to buy phones with the lowest emissions,” EWG said in a post.

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