Cell Phone Safety

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Cell Phone Safety


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10 Precautions for Cell Phone Use from “Anti-Cancer – A New Way of Life” by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD.

1. Do not allow children under twelve years of age to use a cell phone except in emergencies. The developing organs of a fetus or child are the most sensitive to any possible effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields.

2. While communicating using your cell phone, try to keep the device away from the body. (The amplitude of the electromagnetic field is four times lower at a distance of 4 inches & fifty times lower at 3 feet). Whenever possible, use the speaker-phone mode, or a hands-free kit equipped with an air tube in the last 8 inches, which seems to transmit fewer electromagnetic waves than a traditional hands-free kit, or a wireless bluetooth headset (less than 1/100th of the electromagnetic emission of a cell phone).

3. As much as possible, stand away from a person using a cell phone and avoid using your phone in places like the subway, a train, or a bus where you can possibly expose your neighbors to your phone’s magnetic fields.

4. Avoid carrying your cell phone on you constantly, even on standby. Do not keep it near your body at night (under the pillow or on the bedside table), particularly if pregnant. You can put it on “flight” or “offline” mode, which stops electromagnetic emissions.

5. If you must carry your cell phone on you, make sure that the face (key pad) is positioned toward your body and the back (antenna side – stronger magnetic field) is positioned toward the outside.

6. Only use your cell phone to establish contact or for conversations lasting only a few minutes (biological effects are directly related to the duration of exposure). It is best to call back from a land line with a cord (not from a cordless phone, which uses microwave technology similar to that of cell phones).

7. Switch sides regularly and, before putting your cell phone to your ear, wait until your correspondent has picked up (which limits the power of the electromagnetic field emitted).

8. Avoid using your cell phone when the signal is weak or when moving at high-speed, as in a car or train. This automatically increases power to a maximum because the phone repeatedly attempts to connect to a new transmission antenna.

9. When possible, communicate via text messaging rather than making a call (thus limiting the duration of exposure and the proximity to the body).

10. Choose a device with the lowest SAR possible (SAR = specific absorption rate, which measures the strength of the magnetic field absorbed by the body). SAR rankings of contemporary phones by different manufacturers are available on several websites.

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