Why Not Reduce Your Unnecessary Exposure to Mobile Phone Radiation?

 Mobile Phones are here to stay. They have become an essential part of our lives and a rite-to-passage for all young "tweeners" around the world.

So many inventions from the past seemed to be a great idea, at the time. Because of our Industrial Era values and our impatient need to have the latest technologies immediately, the rush to market of all wireless technologies has caused a consistent failure in proper testing for long-term health implications.

Cellphones certainly join the list of toxins such as asbestos, lead paint, chemical additives in tobacco, mercury, uranium, glyphosate, and more.

Because all wireless devices emit harmful radiation, we should use our intelligent mindfulness to limit any unnecessary exposure. To this aim, here are some helpful safety tips that my family has found to improve our health and well-being. 

1. Avoid carrying your mobile phone on your body (for example; in a pocket or bra.)     

Rather, keep your phone in a tool bag, purse, or briefcase outer sleeve.  


2. Avoid holding any mobile phone up against your ear.


3. Talk using your mobile phone on loudspeaker or with an “air tube” headset.

4. Set your phone to ‘airplane mode’ when not in use.


5. Avoid using your mobile phone in cars, elevators, trains, or any other space with reflective surfaces.


6. Keep mobile phones out of the bedroom, unless they’re in ‘airplane mode’ and Location Services is OFF.


7. Avoid handling your phone while it’s charging - use an outlet switch.


8. In consideration and courtesy to others; place your mobile phone in ‘airplane mode.’ when you are nearby others; at a meeting or social gathering.


9. Children and pregnant women should not use mobile phones unless it’s an emergency.


10. Forward your mobile phone calls to a landline when you are at the office or at home.


11. When possible; minimize your talk time and text more often.


12. Avoid using your mobile phone when the signal is weak. When there are few bars, the phone is sending out a much stronger signal to connect to a cell tower transmitter.


13. Read your mobile phone manual.


14. While driving, you can set your phone on airplane mode and still use your phone's GPS as long as the Location Services is ON. Location Services can be found on an iPhone if you go to Settings, and then to Privacy.