With scientific evidenced scattered all over the place about the effect of cell phone radiation on the human body, it can feel necessary to wear a tinfoil hat when reading about this topic. However, even though a firm consensus linking cancer and cell phone use has yet to be established, many of us might want to know which ones throw off the largest amount of radiation. Cnet outlined the 5 worst offenders in this video as based on the specific absorption rate, or SAR.

Even though a cause-effect relationship has not been noted, it’s a fact that cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, which is a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, and that energy can be absorbed by tissues close to where the phone is held. Remember, neoplastic processes like cancer aren’t the only thing researchers are looking at with regards to cell phone radiation. The Cleveland Clinic has a paper that sheds light on a decrease in male fertility that might be related.

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