Know Your Cell Phone's Radiation Levels


The EWG's Cell Phone Radiation List and Database can tell you how much radiation your cell phone emits. Photo: amagill via Flickr.com.We've all heard it before: cell phones emit radiation, and those long-term health effects are a little scary.

In 2009, two groups of researchers looked at 25 studies of cell phone users and found a 50 to 90 percent increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma brain tumors. Other studies have linked cell phone use to migraines and vertigo, as well as behavioral problems in children. And very high cell phone use has been linked to tumors on the salivary gland.

Minimizing risk is as simple as not using a cell phone, but that's impractical for most people. So what can you do?

Click here to read our full article on Planet Green.


By Cara Smusiak| March 05, 2010
Categories:  Live

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Cara Smusiak

Cara Smusiak

Cara believes using natural products and eliminating harsh or synthetic chemicals leads to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She grew up in a family that recycled just about everything, avoided harsh cleaners and heavily-scented products, and often turned to holistic medicine. Cara has degrees in art history and journalism, and has taken classes in environmental toxicology and environmental geology. She is passionate about healthy and natural living, environmental awareness and policy, and holistic health care.

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