As we all know, cellular phones emit radiation. But have you ever wondered where certain phones fall in the radiation spectrum? Recently, the Environmental Working Group (a non-profit organization which aims to “use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment”) published to their website a listing that allows you to lookup the radiation rating for your phone.
The site includes over 1000 models of regular and smart phones currently on the market and another list of phones not currently on the market. This appears to be limited to phones available in the U.S. and on major carriers, so it is probably missing some things.
So, I am sure you are all wondering just where our beloved Android phones end up. You’re in luck, I’ve done the hard work and found out the only Android phones on the list are those currently available in the U.S. So how do the T-Mobile G1 and MyTouch 3G stack up?
- T-Mobile G1: 1.11 W/kg (About average)
- T-Mobile myTouch 3G: 1.55 W/kg (The highest recorded on the list)
To get some perspective, the lowest radiation rating on the market today arrives in the Samsung Impression at a whopping 0.15 to 0.35 W / kg. But what about other popular smart phones?
- Blackberry Storm: 0.57 W/kg
- iPhone 3GS: 0.52 to 1.19 W/kg
- iPhone 3G: 0.24 to 1.39 W/kg
- Palm Pre: 0.92 W/kg
It would be interesting to see how the other Android phones stack up to see if it has anything to do with Android or if it is strictly HTC. Other HTC phones appear to fare much better than their Android-bearing counterparts.