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Twenty highest-radiation cell phones

For the last 10 years, CNET has kept a running list of cell phones with the highest SAR (specific absorption rate) levels. Here's a look at the 20 cell phones (among current U.S. models) with the highest SAR ratings as stated by the FCC.

By June 1, 2011


Cell phone radiation and the law that died

San Francisco was right to shelve its law requiring retailers to post a cell phone's SAR. But as the debate continues, the CTIA's reaction will be telling.

By May 9, 2011


Friday Poll: Anxious about cell phone radiation?

CNET recently updated its running lists of mobile phones that emit the highest and lowest amounts of radiation. How much thought, if any, do you give to SAR levels these days?

By December 3, 2010


On Call: CTIA to ditch San Francisco

After San Francisco votes to require SAR information on cell phone packaging, CTIA votes to move its autumn trade show to Southern California.

By June 28, 2010


iPhone 4 clears FCC

The iPhone 4 gets FCC approval with a SAR of 1.17 watts per kilogram.

By June 9, 2010


On Call: Which cell phone radiation level is correct?

When the same cell phone has a different SAR, how do you know which one is correct? In this week's On call column, CNET's cell phone editor helps you make sense of it all.

By July 29, 2008


Computex unshaken by SARS

The big Taiwanese show was delayed three months from its usual June time slot by the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Even so, attendance is up.

By September 23, 2003


Analyst: SARS may lift China PC sales

The severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in China may carry a silver lining for PC sellers, according to Taiwan-based analysts.

May 21, 2003


Economic implications of SARS mount

As the corporate world reacts to the new virus, experts at Wharton assess the response and the potential for longer-lasting damage to the global economy.

May 11, 2003