1. Do not allow children to use a cell phone
Children should not use a cell phone except for
emergencies. Studies show the developing organs of a child, lower bone density of the skull, lower body weight
and therefore a less effective blood brain barrier make children particularly vulnerable to the effects of cell
phone radiation (de Salles 2006; Gandhi 1996; Kang 2002; Wang 2003; Wiart
2. Limit phone calls to those that are
Keep the length of these calls to an absolute
minimum. The biological effects of cellphone use are directly related to the duration of
3. Use an air tube headset when
As a rule of thumb signal strength falls off in
proportion to the square of the distance to the source. So if you double the distance to the source, which is
the cell phone to your head, your potential exposure would be four times less, since two squared is four.
Airtube headsets are the safest way of increasing this distance. They are comprised of a part-wired cable and
part air tube, which makes it so that the electrical signal is converted into harmless airwaves. An airtube
type hands free kit can reduce radiation significantly and it is much safer than bluetooth.
Speaker phone mode is another option. This enables
you to hold the phone away from your body when you use it. The downside is that it makes the battery work
harder thereby increasing magnetic radiation levels. If you don't have an airtube, speakerphone mode offers a
"lesser of two evils" solution.
4. When dialing out do not put your cell
phone next to your ear until your correspondent has picked up the communication.
Your cell phone communicates at full power when it
is connecting to a number. Hold your phone away from your body when you have finished dialing until the
correspondent answers. When receiving an incoming call give yourself a second or two before putting the phone
next to your head once you have accepted the call.
5. Avoid carrying your phone directly on
Some phones, like iPhones, emit radiation even when
switched off. Flight mode is a safer alternative, but better to avoid carrying your phone on your
Even on standby your cell phone communicates at full
power with the nearest cell phone tower regularly to ensure it has the best signal possible. If you are in a
poor signal area, it may transmit every 30 seconds to try and get a better signal. If you do have to keep your
cell phone next to your body keep it away from major organs.
6. Make sure you use your phone only in
conditions of optimum reception.
Try to use it outside or near a window as much as
possible and avoid using it in a basement, underground station, elevator etc. There is no industry standard on
the meaning of the signal bars on cellphones but you are best advised to only telephone when all the signal
bars are showing, some phones can ramp up their emissions 1000-fold in areas where the signal is poor. This
means that for each signal bar that is missing your exposure increases several hundred times.
7. Do not use your telephone while you are
in a moving vehicle.
This might be in a bus, train, car etc. In a moving
vehicle the cell phone antenna is constantly scanning for contact and therefore using the maximum signal
strength, hence radiation is intensified.
8. Using your cell phone even in a parked
car is not advisable.
Any enclosed metal container works like a microwave
oven and produces what scientists call the Faraday cage effect. The radiation from your phone bounces round
your car and is absorbed by your body at a higher level than would otherwise be.
9. Never sleep with a cell phone switched on
at night beside your bed.
In fact I would go so far as to say never even bring
the cell phone into the bedroom, because there is always a risk you may leave it switched on and if you do you
will be subjecting yourself to radiation all night. Cell phone radiation has been shown to impede the function
of the immune system and reduce the production of melatonin at night.
10. Avoid using your cell phone if you are
feeling in any way run down, the radiation will make you feel even more tired and will weaken
your organism further.
The elderly and pregnant women should be heavily
discouraged from using a cell phone, the embryo and fetus develops is not conducive to microwave radiation. If
you have a metallic appendage in or around your head such as teeth fillings, metal screws and plates, jewelry
and metal framed glasses you may be particularly affected.
11. Don't make the mistake of thinking a low
SAR cell phone is a safe cell phone.
SAR means Specific Absorption Rate which is the
industry measure of microwave radiation absorbed by human body tissue from using a cell phone. Its good to know
what the SAR is of your cell phone but do not make the mistake of thinking a low SAR cell phone is a safe cell
phone. A "high SAR phone" can be very efficient and normally work at low power, where as a "low SAR phone" can
be inefficient and normally have to work at high power.
12. As much as possible communicate via text
messaging rather than making phone calls.
Texting also exposes your body to radiation but it
limits the duration of exposure and the proximity to the body. Hold your cell phone away from your body when
you press 'send'.
If you find you are developing a sensitivity despite
taking all these precautions, protective paints, veils and nets will be able to offer you some relief but
ultimately you are best advised to stop using a cell phone."
(BetterHealthBytes encourages you to visit
Lloyd's website to read the original article, How to Protect Yourself from Cell Phone
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