I’ve finally run across some data on cell phone radiation: Limit Your Exposure To Cell Phone Radiation
They list current phone models and rank their level of radiation output. They also have data on wireless headsets. Surprisingly (to me, anyways) they highly recommend wireless headsets, even though there’s no clear winner between wired and wireless. There seems to be a lack of data on wired headsets. But, wireless headsets showed radiation absorption levels up to 34 times lower than the lowest emitting cell phone.
I’m still left with questions:
- What is the radiation level when the phone is idle? I realize a smartphone is never truly idle, but it’s not transferring constantly when in standby mode in a holster on my belt. Is the radiation level of this high enough to be concerned about?
- I’d like firm data on wired headsets.
- I realize it’ll be a long time coming, but I obviously want to find out what real effects this type of radiation exposure causes. It seems there has been mounting evidence of increased cancer risk but I’m curious how strong the evidence is so far.