The World Health Organization (WHO) has now put cell phones on their hazardous list. If you’re a cell phone addict please be aware the global organization stated cell phones are “possible carcinogens”. I hope this is alarming to you. All around the world, people depend on their cell phones for personal and professional usage. The mobile unit is a helpful device and many people are very dependent of their trusty phones and can’t live without it. If you’re one of those people, here are six tips provided by CNN.com to help minimize all of that radiation. Take heed…
1- Get wired
It’s no coincidence that most cell phones come with a wired ear piece.
A wired headset will automatically decrease your radiation exposure because the phone is away from the body. Every inch you can get away from the body reductes the amount of radiation you are absorbing.
A wired headset may still transmit radiation through the wire – but it is a very low level. If that is a concern, you can buy a ferrite bead for just a few bucks at most electronic stores. It attaches to the wire and it absorbs any radiation traveling through the wire, reducing how much enters your body.
And it’s not too inconvenient. CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said he uses an earpiece because his neck doesn’t hurt as much after being on a long phone call. Gupta: Cell phones, brain tumors and a wired earpiece
2-Use the speakerphone
This could get quite annoying, if you’re in a public place. But experts say that using the speakerphone function is helpful because you’re keeping the phone away from your brain. Every inch you can get the phone away from your body reduces the radiation. For example, holding out the cell phone by two inches drops the radiation by a factor of four, Magda Havas, an associate professor with the Institute for Health Studies at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, had told CNN.
But try not to share your conversation with the whole world. Thanks.
3-Don’t wear Bluetooth all the time
Bluetooth wireless earpieces will expose you to some radiation. However, it would be much less radiation than a cell phone.
The problem is that most people wear their Bluetooth all the time. And this isn’t a good look on anyone.
If you use a Bluetooth device, switch it from ear to ear so you don’t have too much exposure on one side. Just take it out of your ear when you aren’t on the phone.