by Christina Sarich
March 30, 2014
Pong Research makes cases
that it says reduce radiation levels
for iPhones and BlackBerrys.
The world loves its cell phones - so
much so that there are more
cell-phones on this planet than people!
While these technological devices can
offer incredible service and ease in a hectic, modern world, they
can also be a serious health hazard.
Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy,
a form of non-ionizing radiation. Our bodies absorb this radiation
and have a difficult time processing it - leading to numerous bodily
the Association between Glioma, Wireless Phones, Heredity and
Ionising Radiation) found that 10 years of cell-phone use resulted in
increased risk of brain tumor development.
Interestingly, the tumor
development was found on the side of the head in which the
cell-phone was most used.
And while everyone's soft tissues are
especially (negatively) affected by cell phone use, due to
developing organs, lower bone density of the skull, lower body
weight, and a less effective blood brain barrier, children are very
vulnerable to cell phone radiation.
It is easy to see why protecting
yourself from cell phone radiation is more important than ever.
Below are 10 tips for reducing exposure.
Use the speakerphone on
your cell phone when you can have a public conversation, or
hook your cell phone up to an earphone or headphones to keep
it as far from you as possible while still talking on it.
Keep your phone charged up
When the bars are low on your cell phone it is working
harder to capture a signal from the radio towers, which
means that the radiation it emits is even greater.
calls when your signal is strong. Consider texting when you
can't charge your phone.
Text instead of talk
This pings the cell phone towers for seconds rather than
minutes and minimizes your radiation exposure.
Don't talk while you drive
The constant movement means that your phone is also trying
to make contact with cell phone towers over and over again,
increasing its frequency, and therefore your radiation
But you shouldn't text while you drive either - so
don't do anything while driving!
Look for low-radiation
There is a list of the 20 best phones
for low-radiation emissions, here.
Samsung Galaxy Note is at the top of the list - sorry iPhone users!
Go old school
landline. If you are under the age of 20, you might scoff at
this suggestion, but landlines don't expose you to
radiation. Wait to talk to your BF at your grandmother's
house on her old wall phone. Your brain will thank you.
Don't put the cell phone to
your ear until a call connects
Dial on speaker phone
and then if you must talk straight into the phone, only talk
once your end-user picks up.
on your phone and you will be exposed to less radiation. I
know this is difficult for some of us, but when you can have
your conversations in person. I recently took a vacation for
an entire week and couldn't use my cell phone at all.
the first day I had technology withdrawal since I was so
used to having a phone in my hand, but after that, it was
remarkably peaceful not to have to respond to every little
thing within minutes.
Keep your cell
phone far away from you while
sleeping or simply not using your cell phone.
There is no
reason for it to be close to you if you aren't using it
unless you're expecting a call - especially if you keep it
on sound, not vibrate.
investing in some form of radiation protection
There are tons of products out there, such as Global Healing
cell phone radiation protector. You can also protect
yourself from radiation in your home by placing a large
electromagnetic field protector in the area.