I am no scientist who can definitively tell you if cellphone radiation has a link to cancer but while reading about the Environmental Working Groups latest report on Wset I ran into some interesting information. BlackBerrys are some of the worst offenders when it comes to high levels of cellphone radiation.
The FCC requires that radiation be rated at 1.6 watts per kilogram or lower and some of RIM’s devices are pushing that limit. RIM takes the cake with 12 out of the top 25 spots and 4 out of the top 10 highest levels of cellphone radiation in smartphones. The irony is that the BlackBerry Storm 9500 & 9530 are number 8 and 9 in the list of smartphones with the least amount of cellphone radiation.
Things get even weirder when you consider that there is such a wide disparity between devices that are relatively similar. For example, the BlackBerry 8300 & 8330 push out 1.51 W/kg and 1.54 W/kg but the 8310 and 8320 push out 1.09 W/kg and 1.08 W/kg. I guess the new versions are hoping to improve.
Check out the full listings of cellphone radiation output for smartphones at the links below:
So what do you think? Is your BlackBerry frying your brain?