Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Connection between Cell Phones & Cancer :: Texting is better than Talking
The Environmental Working Group recently released the results of a 10-month study that the organization undertook, so that they could better understand the risks of cell phone use. Turns out, cell phones do emit radiation -- enough so that scientists are concerned about potential cancer risks.
In order to get the word out and help people make smarter cell phone purchasing and use decisions, EWG created the most comprehensive online consumer guide to cell phone radiation, rating more than 1,000 cell phones marketed in the United States.
In EWG's Cell Phone Radiation Guide you can:
* Look up your phone;
* Read and download tips to reduce your exposure;
* See the top 10 best phones;
* Read the full Cell Phone Radiation Science Review;
* Take action and tell the government that it's time to modernize their radiation standards.
This story has received a lot of coverage - check out this one example. When I tried to open the EWG website on the day that the report was released, the website was crashing due to an unbelievable amount of people trying to access the site!