Are there any simple ways to protect yourself from cell phone radiation?


#1

I was wondering if there are simple ways to protect yourself from cell phone radiation?


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Tips for reducing your exposure:

  • Use a headset or speaker phone mode for calls. Holding a phone to your ear increases radiation exposure and is against the terms of service information that comes with a phone.

  • Avoid calls when the network signal is weak, this is when mobile phone radiation is strongest.

  • Do not carry your mobile phone close to your body. Men should not keep their smartphones in their front pockets. Women should not keep their smartphones in their bras.

  • Set your mobile phone to airplane mode when it is time to go to sleep, switch it off or keep it out of your bedroom.

  • Avoid using your mobile phone in basements, underground stations, elevators, etc. Check the conditions of optimum signal reception, usually outdoors or near a window while inside.

  • Try not to use your mobile phone in a car. The electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones is amplified by the metallic structure of a car.[1]

  • Put your phone away if you don’t need it close to you at all times. This is useful not only due to radiation but also to avoid general distractions.

Resources

1. Dhami, A. K. (2015) Studies on Cell-Phone Radiation Exposure inside a Car and near a Bluetooth Device [Online] https://ijer.ut.ac.ir/article_985.html (Accessed: 22.11.2018) :leftwards_arrow_with_hook: