Electromagnetic radiation is produced by many different electrical devices, in fact, any device with an electric current is emitting electromagnetic radiation. It is impossible to fully escape from electromagnetic fields in the modern age, but some gadgets are more dangerous than others. The electromagnetic radiation produced by cell phones is connected to all kinds of health dangers from brain cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, headaches to anxiety. Other conditions that are linked to cell phone use include breast cancer, memory loss, eye tumours, leukaemia, dizziness, and fatigue. Need to protect yourself from your cell phone? Take a look at these top tips.
- Don’t Go With a Weak Signal
The radiation from a cell phone is at its strongest when the signal is weak. This is because the phone has to work harder to communicate with its mast or base. The phone turns to full power in order to get a signal, which is bad news for your health. If your calls keep dropping or you are failing to connect, stop and text instead or move to a better area. It is much better for your health to connect to a stronger signal when you can. Similarly, avoid use of the cell phone in basements, underground parking, cars, and elevators.
- Avoid Using Bluetooth
The best cell phone radiation protection comes when you limit the exposure of your body to direct electromagnetic radiation. Bluetooth devices and some earpieces channel the radiation right into your brain through your ear, which is clearly not a beneficial thing. Plus, Bluetooth headsets also emit their own radiation which, combined with the phone, could put you over safety limits.
- Don’t Wear a Phone Like a Beeper
It may be less likely you do this now that phones are generally larger and less able to be put in your pocket, but putting your phone very close to your person and turning it on in your pocket can cause significant problems. This is because the phone is so close to major organs. Use a bag to carry your phone or better yet put it on airplane mode when you are not using it, as this will prevent all that toxic electromagnetic radiation coming into close contact with your body.
- Cut Your Talk Time
Probably the most obvious but also the hardest solution to master is limiting your call time on your cell phone. We have got used to speaking at length on cell phones, but this is certainly not good for your health. Text or message rather than talk. Save long conversations for a landline.