6 Tips for Minimizing Cell Phone Radiation
WHO scientists list mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Here are some quick basic tips to limit your exposure.
Get Air Tube Anti-Radiation wired Headsets
It’s no coincidence that most cell phones come with a wired ear piece.
An Air Tube Anti-Radiation 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.
And it’s safe and convenient. CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said he uses the 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.
Wear Air Tube Anti-Radiation Bluetooth Headsets
Bluetooth wireless earpieces would be much less radiation than a cell phone.
Avoid 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.