If you are like most people, you depend on your cell phone for a variety of reasons. You use it for a tool to communicate with your office staff, the internet or to stay connected to your spouse and children. With a growing dependency on this mobile communication tool, it makes sense to protect yourself from the potential harmful effects of the radiation emitted from it. Here are seven tips to help you protect yourself when using your cell phone.
1. Keep the Phone Away from Your Body. Your safety net expands by the distance you can keep between your body and the cell phone. The radiation dose goes down in proportion to the inches you can keep this device away from your body. One friend of mine, who used his cell phone heavily, developed cancer on his head and face and around his right ear; the ear he constantly had his cell phone against. He developed cancer not once but three times. So when at all possible put your cell phone on speaker mode.
2. Carry your Cell Phone Away from Your Body. When carrying your cell phone, keep it in a purse, computer bag or brief case. When driving, keep it on the console or on the seat. Keep it as far away from your body as possible.
3. Instead of Talking, Use Texting. When you send a text message from your cell phone, you hold your phone away from your body, and far away from your head. Doing this will reduce your exposure to the radiation emanating from your cell phone.
Here is a short YouTube Video on the use of safely using your cell phone.
4. Stay Where You Are When you find a Strong Signal . Your cell phone has to work harder to transmit and receive when it has a weak signal. The result is a greater burst of radiation from your phone. The same thing happens when you are constantly moving quickly like driving in your vehicle on the expressway or on a train or a bus. Your cell phone has to constantly emit new bursts of radiation as it stays connected to the cell towers along the direction you are travelling.
5. Wait Until Your Call Connects and You Hear the Person’s voice. Since most of the radiation bursts come when your phone first connects to the cell tower, you can reduce the amount of radiation you will be exposed to by waiting until you hear the voice of the person you are calling.
6. Use the Toggle Method. Another little known fact is that your cell phone emits much more radiation when it is transmitting than receiving. So keep your phone away from your head when speaking and only bring it close to listen.
7. Use Your Landline for Long Calls. Using your landline for Skype or for calls that take a while, will be more comfortable and safer.
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