Cell Phone Safety

One of the most common questions I hear is "Is my cellphone safe?" The short answer is no, but does this mean you have to give it up? For me I can't imagine my life without a cell phone and other modern technology like our computers and the Internet, so I have learned to use them in a safer way. Cell phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation which thousands of studies have linked to negative biological effects. 

Cell phone radiation was designated a class 2B carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer(IARC) in 2011 putting it in the same classification as lead and DDT.

First line of defense from the radiation your cellphone emits is free and easy- decrease your time and increase your distance. Never hold a cell phone to your head, use the speakerphone feature instead, or use a wired air tube EMF free headset. When possible, prop your phone up on something instead of holding in your hand.

Airplane mode is your new best friend.

To stop your phone from emitting RF put it in airplane mode and this will turn off Cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. My phone is in airplane mode most of the time, but I take it out of airplane mode every hour or two and all my texts and phone messages are waiting for me.

Do not use your phone when you are getting a poor signal (low bars) or in an enclosed metal space such as a car because both of  these situations cause your phone to ramp up its power and emit more EMF. Texting is better than talking because it emits less EMF. My phone is always in airplane mode when I carry it on my body or if I'm around children, as children are more affected by  EMF. 

Do not use your phone as an alarm clock and charge it as far away as possible from where you sleep. Even better, at night put it in airplane mode if you are comfortable with not being able to receive calls. Try to get a landline if possible although this is becoming increasingly difficult as the infrastructure for landlines is not being maintained.

Contact me at EMFtrustedPro@gmail.com to schedule your home inspection and start reducing your exposure today.

Disclaimer: Dammit Jim, I am an engineer, not a doctor! The information shared on this website is the result of peer reviewed, scientific literature I have read. This is in no way medical advice. Should you need medical advice, please seek the help of a medical professional.