Tips for safer cell phone use

Tips for safer cell phone use

  • Here are some essential tips on how to reduce cell phone radiation:
  • 1. Use a headset or speaker
  • Headsets emit much less radiation than phones. Choose either wired or wireless. Experts are split on which version is safer.
  • Some wireless headsets emit continuous, low-level radiation, so take yours off your ear when you are not talking. Using your phone in speaker mode reduces radiation.
  • 2. Hold phone away from your body
  • Hold the phone away from your ear and your body when you are talking. If you are using a headset, don’t put the phone in your pocket or clip it to your belt – put it in your purse. The amount of radiation absorbed by your head and body decreases dramatically with even a small distance.
  • 3. Text more, speak less
  • Phones emit less radiation when sending texts than during voice communications. Texting keeps radiation away from your head.
  • 4. Call only when the signal is strong
  • Fewer signal bars mean the phone must try harder to broadcast its signal to the tower. Place and take calls only when your phone has a strong signal. Radiation exposure increases dramatically when cell phone signals are weak.
  • 5. Limit children’s phone use
  • Young children’s brains can absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults.
  • 6. Skip the “radiation shield”
  • Radiation shields such as antenna caps and keypad covers reduce the connection quality and force the phone to transmit with greater energy, generating more radiation.
  • 7. Use a special phone cover like Pong™ iPhone covers
  • Pong’s cases have been proven in independent laboratories certified by the FCC not only to improve reception but reduce the user’s exposure to electromagnetic radiation by up to 95% below international safety limits.
  • 8. Put your phone ‘on airplane mode’ when your children are around
  • It will help reduce radiation transmission. Do so when you sleep and try not to bring your phone in your bedroom.
  • For more download the EWG’s Guide to safer cell phone use.
  • Please keep in mind:
  • Children, are not little adults and are impacted by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation.
  • In fact, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, when used by children, the average RF energy deposition is two times higher in the brain and 10 times higher in the bone marrow of the skull, compared to adults.
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