Cell phone radiations can cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The organization placed radiations from cell phones in the same category as chloroform, lead, and engine exhaust.
Here are top 10 ways you can reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation.
1. Avoid making calls when signal is one bar or less
When the bars on your phone shows one or less, it means that it works extra hard to emit more cell phone radiation that will get the signal to the tower. So avoid making calls when your signal is low, though this does not apply if you are at the receiving end of the call. Only make calls when you have strong signal.
2. Use speakerphone when making or receiving call
You can also use an “air tube” earpiece. This is better than a radiation-conducting wire which can deliver radiations all the way from phone to brain.
3. Wait for the call to connect before putting it to your ear
4. Texting is better than talking
5. Always carry phone away from your body
6. Keep kids off the phone
Avoid sleeping with your phone
When we sleep, our body’s defenses are most vulnerable. Biological repair processes come first during the state of sleep. Cell phone radiation and EMF can interrupt biological repair and cause restless sleep. So endeavor to reduce radiation exposure by 25% – 40% or even more.
Use airplane mode for gaming for children
Children are more predisposed to mobile radiation. So, ensure you set the phone to “airplane mode” while gaming. This is to cut off excess radiation exposure for your kids. This method can reduce radiation exposure for children for up to 15% – 60% or more, depending upon the number of hours they play the game.
Avoid use of phones while driving or in trains
Making calls while driving can cause accidents. Apart from that, the vehicle metal structure concentrates RF/ cell phone radiation, thereby intensifying RF effect on your body.
Since vehicles keep moving in and out of networks, using a cell-phone in such a situation is high on radiation.
Turn off Bluetooth, WiFi or hotspot if not required on the phone
Bluetooth, WiFi, or hotspot are all radio functions, meaning they transmit EMF radiation and create unnecessary exposures when on. You violate the SAR threshold of exposure when you take a call with all these radios working together.
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