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The 20 Cell Phones Least Likely To Fry Your Brain Dead

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Since the World Health Organization's report that cell phones may cause cancer in humans, there has been a lot of talk about how to keep yourself safe.

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The FCC has always used what's called a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score to track how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body.

The highest SAR score the FCC allows is 1.6 watts per kilogram. (Other countries have different standards.)

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Yesterday we showed you the 20 cell phones with the highest SAR score. Now we'll show you the 20 phones with the lowest.

You should also check out CNET's excellent list of SAR scores. It's sorted by phones with the highest scores, lowest scores, and even divided by manufacturers.

#20 (Tue) Samsung Flight SGH-A797, SAR Score: 0.505

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#19 Motorola Flipside, SAR Score: 0.5

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#18 HTC Imagio, SAR Score: 0.498

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#17 Samsung Contour, SAR Score: 0.49

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#16 Kyocera Neo E1100, SAR Score: 0.479

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#14 (tie) Motorola i890, SAR Score: 0.45

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#14 (tie) Motorola Devour, SAR Score: 0.45

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#13 Doro PhoneEasy 410, SAR Score: 0.445

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#12 HTC Surround, SAR Score: 0.439

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#11 Samsung Smiley, SAR Score: 0.43

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#10 Samsung Captivate, SAR Score: 0.42

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#8 (tie) Samsung Evergreen, SAR Score: 0.41

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#8 (tie) Samsung Haven, SAR Score: 0.41

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#7 LG Quantum, SAR Score: 0.35

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#5 (tie) T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, SAR Score: 0.34

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#5 (tie) Huawei Ideos X5, SAR Score: 0.34

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#4 Samsung Replenish, SAR Score: 0.3

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#3 Samsung Acclaim, SAR Score: 0.29

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#2 Samsung Infuse 4G, SAR Score: 0.2

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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#1 Samsung Blue Earth, SAR Score: 0.196

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A Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score tracks how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body. The FCC limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram. The lower the score, the lower the RF.

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All I know is that THIS guy is still kicking with no brain cancer... and he has spent more time around unrefined cell phone tech than most. [www.droid-life.com]