A report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that Motorola Droid, Blackberry Bold 9700, LG Chocolate Touch and HTC Nexus One are pushing the limits of radio frequency radiation safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission.
But 2010’s offerings aren’t all bad news. Three new phones – Motorola Brute i680, Samsung Mythic and Pantech Impact – rank among the lowest-emission devices on the market.
EWG has compiled radiation data for new phones given top marks by CNET, PCMag.com, PC World and Consumer Reports. Technical experts at these publications rate phones for performance, usability, features and aesthetics, but not radiation output, EWG reports.
Ever Wonder what it takes to produce and power up all the worlds cell phones? Or how about how much waste is created due to the short lifespan each one has with consumers? The folks at iamgreen did, and came to us to create a visual way to show viewers just how much of an impact cellphones have on the environment.