Safer cell phones...

AT&T LG Quantum - lowest radiation output on the mkt today.
"Recent studies find significantly higher risks for brain and salivary gland tumors among people who have used cell phones for 10 years or longer. The state of the science is provocative and troubling, and much more research is essential.
We at Environmental Working Group are still using our cell phones, but we also believe that until scientists know much more about cell phone radiation, it’s smart for consumers to buy phones with the lowest emissions." - Cell phone radiation report from 
Have I mentioned that I LOVE the Environmental Working Group? What an awesome non-profit organization that is providing such valuable info in such an easy, accessible way. If you haven't checked out their website, please do. You can spend days on there reading all of the research and information on health topics from chemicals in cosmetics to the safety of your tap water in a national drinking water database. One of my favorite tools on there that I discovered over a year ago was their cell phone radiation report. It measured the radiation output of 1,000 of the most popular phones on the market and continues to measure the output of new phones released. 
At the time of reading this report in 2009, the phone with the lowest radiation output was the Sanyo Katana II by Kajeet, a great company that employs stay-at-home moms and has great safeguards for kid's cell phones. So, we bought the Katana II and have really enjoyed using it with little worry of radiation. Today, while Seth was picking up milk from a local farm, he got lost and needed directions that he couldn't get because the phone doesn't get service outside of the OKC metro. Grrr. Granted we've only been paying $30/month for cell phone service, so I guess you get what you pay for. This would continue to be a great, frugal option if we weren't moving to the "country" this summer. At the end of my coverage rope, I checked EWG's report again and was so happy to find new phones with even lower radiation output than the one we currently owned. We opted for the LG Quantum from AT&T with a SAR rate of only 0.35 w/kg. (The Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body when the phone is sending a signal to the network.) - I am so excited about this phone because not only will the battery not fall out constantly due to being dropped, but I can join the land of the living with a phone that will check emails, take video and update my facebook status! Woot! God is good! :) 

Most importantly, keep your child away from your cell phone as much as possible. 

"Young children’s brains absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults. EWG joins health agencies in at least 6 countries in recommending limits for children’s phone use, such as for emergency situations only." For more tips on how to reduce radiation exposure, click here

Here is a list of the top 3 safest cell phones from's updated cell phone radiation report:
  1. LG Quantum (AT&T) Maximum radiation: 0.35 W/KG
  2. Casio EXILIM (Verizon) Maximum radiation: 0.53 W/KG
  3. Sanyo Katana II (Kajeet) Maximum radiation: 0.55 W/KG
Here is a list of the top 3 worst cell phones:
  1. Motorola Bravo (AT&T) Maximum radiation: 1.59 W/KG
  2. Motorola Droid 2 (Verizon) Maximum radiation: 1.58 W/KG
  3. Palm Pixi (Sprint) Maximum radiation: 1.56 W/KG
iPhone lovers:
  • Radiation is between 1.03 and 1.19 W/KG depending on the model.
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