According to the Environmental Working Group, an non-profit non-partisan organization, at least six countries have issued warnings to consumers to reduce cell phone radiation exposures, particularly for children. We know for a fact that young children’s brains absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults. Here are some tips to protect yourself against cell phone radiation.
- Use a headset or speaker – Choose either wired or wireless. If you go wireless make sure to take your headset out of your ear when you’re not on a call. Use your phone in speaker mode.
- When in use, Hold the phone away from your body – Why? The amount of radiation absorbed by your head and body decreases dramatically with even a small distance. Don’t put the phone in your pocket or clip it to your belt, even when using your headset.
- Call when the signal is strong – Fewer signal bars meant the phone must try harder to broadcast its signal. Research shows that radiation exposure increases dramatically when cell phone signals are weak.
- Don’t store your phone in your pocket (or under your pillow) – When a phone is on and not in use, it sill sends out an intermittent signal to connect with nearby cell phone towers, which means radiation exposure is still happening.
- Text more, talk less – Phones emit less radiation when sending text rather than voice communication.