17 Jun 7 Ways To Limit Electromagnetic Radiation from Your Cell Phone
Electromagnetic radiation is all around us. It comes from power lines, computers, even toasters. But one source that has a lot of people worried is the cell phone. Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones has been linked to a variety of worrying health complaints. Many people are limiting their cell phone use or looking for alternative ways to minimize the risks the electromagnetic fields pose. Here are a few tips for using your cell phone the safe way, to cut the electromagnetic radiation you are exposed to.
- Limit Your Calls
The risks from electromagnetic radiation coming from the cell phone are greatest when you use it a lot – the effects build up after many hours of sustained use. So, only use the phone when it is necessary to do so. Keep your calls short.
- Don’t Let Kids Call
Young children shouldn’t be calling on cell phones as they are particularly at risk from the effects of electromagnetic radiation, experts say. Give kids cell phones for emergency use only.
- Keep the Phone Away from your Ear
When you are dialling the number, hold the phone away from you as this is when the electromagnetic radiation is at its highest as the phone is communicating with the mast on full power. Similarly, hold the phone away from you as you answer a call.
- Get Cell Phone Protection
A number of companies supply cell phone radiation protection gadgets that work to absorb or reflect the radiation away from your body. It is worth looking into these options to see what would be a good fit for your needs.
- Don’t Carry Your Phone on your Body
Your cell phone is constantly in contact with the signalling mast, and often switches to full power to receive signals. Try not to keep your cell phone in your pocket or close to your body. Use a bag, and don’t carry it around with you when you are in the house.
- Use Your Phone when there’s Reception
When the signal is poor or not coming through, the cell phone super-charges itself and operates on full power which significantly increases your exposure to radiation. Use the cell phone when you have good reception and use it outside, and avoid using it in elevators, basements, enclosed spaces, etc. Similarly, avoid using an older phone when you are travelling in a car or other vehicle as the signal will be constantly updating. Newer phones don’t suffer from this problem.
- Avoid Using a Phone in a Car
Using your cell phone within a metal car magnifies the electromagnetic radiation and you get exposed to a lot more. Try to use your phone outside.