There are many risks associated with how we live our lives today. For one, there will always be a risk when we drive our cars, and there are risks associated with taking an airplane. We face risks every single time we go out of our homes, and even when we are inside our homes. Even having a cell phone comes with its own risks, particularly with EMFs, or electro-magnetic fields. Excessive exposure to EMFs from our cell phones can cause adverse effects on our health, as some studies have shown. But this doesn’t mean we no longer have to function – we still have to go out, and we still have to live our lives according to the dictates of today. So how can you properly protect yourself from radiation from your cell phone? Here’s how.
Keep it away from you
Cell phones are all-too-necessary in this day and age. But you have a choice – you can either keep it away from you, or keep it right next to you. The very first thing you can do to protect yourself from your cell phone’s radiation is to keep it at a good distance from your body. Rather than storing it in your pocket; use a cell phone case strapped to your waist or keep it in a briefcase or bag. If you are a woman, keep it in your purse.
Use speaker mode
If you have to use your cell phone, try to avoid making calls. Sending an SMS is better. But if you have to make a call, put your cell phone on speaker mode instead. Some research has shown that EMF exposure can affect your salivary glands, which may result in parotid gland cancer (the parotid gland is a gland located on the cheek, where we typically hold cell phones whilst calling).
Turn it off when not in use
Another effective way to protect yourself is to turn your cell phone off when you don’t have to use it. If you want, you can keep it on airplane mode. When a cell phone is continuously on, it emits radiation even if you are not actively using it. And, when you sleep, don’t place your cell phone beside you (or, worse, under your pillow).
Think of other options
There are other options which can help you lessen your exposure to cell phone radiation. One is to use a land line instead, and another is to use applications like Skype. Think of other options and use them whenever possible.
There are also cell phone radiation protection devices you can make use of, such as shields, which have proven very effective.
By taking these measures, you can adequately protect yourself from cell phone radiation and avoid the effects of radiation on your body and health.
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