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How to Use Cell Phones Safely
Get wired – It’s no coincidence that most cell phones come with a wired ear piece. A wired headset will automatically decrease your radiation exposure because the phone is away from the body. Every inch you can get away from the body reduces the amount of radiation you are absorbing.
A wired headset may still transmit radiation through the wire – but it is a very low level. If that is a concern, you can buy a ferrite bead for just a few bucks at most electronic stores. It attaches to the wire and it absorbs any radiation traveling through the wire, reducing how much enters your body.
And it’s not too inconvenient. CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said he uses an earpiece because his neck doesn’t hurt as much after being on a long phone call.
Use the speakerphone – This could get quite annoying, if you’re in a public place. But experts say that using the speakerphone function is helpful because you’re keeping the phone away from your brain. Every inch you can get the phone away from your body reduces the radiation. For example, holding out the phone by two inches reduces the radiation by a factor of four, Magda Havas, an associate professor with the Institute for Health Studies at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, had told CNN.
But try not to share your conversation with the whole world. Thanks.
Don’t wear Bluetooth all the time – Bluetooth wireless earpieces will expose you to some radiation. However, it would be much less radiation than a cell phone. The problem is that most people wear their Bluetooth all the time. And this isn’t a good look on anyone.
If you use a Bluetooth device, switch it from ear to ear so you don’t have too much exposure on one side. Just take it out of your ear when you aren’t on the phone.
Radiation hot spots – Cell phones don’t always emit the same level of radiation. For example, your phone will emit the most radiation when connecting to cellular towers.
But a moving phone (like if you are talking while driving) will continually connect to towers that come in and out of range – and this automatically increases power to a maximum as the phone repeatedly attempts to connect to a new antenna. A weak signal will also cause your phone to work harder, giving off more radiation. So avoid using your phone in elevators, buildings and rural areas. Research shows your device emits more radiation when transmitting than when receiving.
Read the fine print – Most of us ignore those manuals that come with our gadgetry. But most cell phone safety manuals tell consumers to not keep the phone next to their head, or even in your pocket. Apple iPhone 4 says 5/8 inch away from the body when transmitting. And the BlackBerry Bold says to keep it least 0.98 inch from your body when the BlackBerry device is in use.
If you keep it next to your body, the manufacturers can’t guarantee that the amount of radiation you’re absorbing will be a safe level.
Don’t talk, text – If you don’t want to hold the phone next to your face all the time, send text messages or use your email or messaging services if you have a smartphone. This way you avoid putting the phone to your head altogether.
The new study is hardly the only worrisome research done on cell phone dangers. Other research, for example, indicates that cell phone radiation may damage DNA and change the shape and mobility of sperm, possibly affecting male fertility. Still other work points to effects on the metabolic and electrical activities in the brain. Numerous studies have come to the conclusion that cell phone radiation increases free radicals in the body. Free radicals can have profound effects on human health.
Another aspect of this story is that there are many other sources of microwaves in our environment. Radio and TV transmitters are also major sources of radiation exposure. And then there are the hundreds of thousands of cell phone base stations. Even though they emit relatively low amounts of radiation, their exposures are constant and involuntary.
We have a long way to go before we will fully understand what cell phones can do to our health. We have a lot of research to do. But we should all keep in mind that with some 5 billion users, even a small health effect could — over time — be a major calamity.
I hope people listen to the WHO’s warning. You don’t have to give up your phone; you just have to take simple steps to protect yourself. We all need to be careful and adopt a precautionary approach. It’s not that difficult, and our children may well thank us for it one day.