Admit it. When you buy a cell phone, you're looking for sex appeal.
Does it have Bluetooth? A slide-down or flip-out key pad? How many gigs for stashing your music collection? Apps?
Now comes an advocacy group suggesting you check something else — the level of radiation your cell phone sends sizzling toward your skull.
"You should pay attention to the amount of radiation that's being absorbed by your head," said Olga Naidenko, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group. "There is a danger."
While the cellular industry dismisses such fears and the federal government essentially declares the phones safe, Naidenko's organization thinks the radiation can cause brain cancer and other illnesses.
So this week, it released a ranking of phones by the level of radiation emitted — from the lowest-radiation Samsung Impression to three models, including the Kyocera Jax S1300, that put out more than four times as much radio frequency energy.
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