- Brain tumors, specifically gliomas and acoustic neuromas.
- Tumors of the salivary gland. In one study, an increased risk of 50% to 60% was found among those who used cell phones the most.
- Behavioral problems. In one study of more than 13,000 Danish children, an 80% increased risk for emotional problems and hyperactivity was found for young children who used cell phones and for those born to women who used them while pregnant.
- Migraines and vertigo. In a study of more than 420,000 Danish adults, long-term mobile phone users were 10% to 20% more likely to be admitted to the hospital for vertigo or migraine, compared to those who used cell phone for less time.
The Federal Communications Commission set the limit at 1.6 W/kg but the EWG report found some cell phones emitted a fraction of that and others almost maxed out. The lowest was just .15 W/kg and 1.55 W/kg at the highest. (Sherri Ly, myfoxdc, September 9 2009)
The Environmental Working Group has information of the entire list of cell phones at http://www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation/newsrelease ((AScribe - The Public Interest Newswire / http://www.ascribe.org)) Here are the tested phones in the list that emit most radiation.
1. Motorola MOTO VU204 [Verizon Wireless] 2. T-Mobile myTouch 3G [T-Mobile] 3. Kyocera Jax S1300 [Virgin Mobile] 4. Blackberry Curve 8330 [Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS] 5. Motorola W385 [U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless] 6. T-Mobile Shadow [T-Mobile] 7. Motorola C290 [Sprint, Kajeet] 8. Motorola i335 [Sprint] 9. Motorola MOTO VE240 [Cricket, MetroPCS] 10. Blackberry Bold 9000 [AT&T]