Studies show that cell phone radiation has many potentially detrimental effects on human health, especially on the brain, and that these effects are magnified in children. However, it’s possible to greatly minimize cell phone radiation exposure. Here are some ways…
- Keep your landline, and use it for calls whenever possible.
- Use cell phones only for short, essential calls—no more than two minutes long.
- Keep the phone as far away from your body as possible. Use speaker mode and non-wireless headsets (especially “hollow tube”) to keep the phone at least 6 inches away from your body. (The strength of an electromagnetic field is ¼ at a distance of 2 inches, and 50 times lower at a distance of 3 feet.)
- If you must put the phone to your ear, wait until your friend has picked up, and then switch sides regularly.
- Keep children away from the immediate vicinity when you make a call.
- Text instead, still taking care to limit the duration of exposure and proximity to your body.
- Avoid using a cell phone where reception is poor—inside buildings, elevators, subways, airplanes, or cars, especially if these are moving. Poor reception increases the radiation a phone must emit in order to function.
- Keep your phone fully charged. When a cell phone’s signal strength is weak it has to work harder and so generates more radiation.
- A cell phone will continue to emit radiation as long as it is on. Turn your cell phone off when not in use, especially if you’re carrying it on your body. Don’t keep a turned-on cell phone under your pillow or on a bedside table.
- If you must carry a turned-on cell phone, keep the keypad side toward you so that the electromagnetic fields travel away from you rather than through you.
- Choose a phone with the lowest SAR (Specific Absorption Rate), a measure of the strength of the magnetic field absorbed by the body. If your phone’s SAR is not given, you can find it on the internet by searching “SAR ratings cell phones.”
- Don’t allow children under the age of 18 to use cell phones or cordless phones except in emergencies. For non-emergencies, they should text. Children can also use headsets and the speaker function.
- Children may play games on a cell phone, or use it to write emails or text messages if it is in “airplane mode.” In this mode, the cell phone cannot search for or receive a signal, and thus will not emit radio frequency radiation.
- Cell phones are only one source of electromagnetic pollution. Limit your total exposure by turning off your router at night, using a wired mouse, and don’t put your laptop on your lap.
- Protect and repair your cells from radio frequency radiation damage with extra antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables; vitamins A, C, D and E; and Beyond Health’s Age Defense, Carotene, Curcumin, and Glutathione Formulas. Support DNA repair with B-vitamins along with zinc and acetyl-L-carnitine.