First cell phone was introduced to the public in 1945 year, and over the next decades, technology has made significant progress. Today we can’t imagine our life without cell phone. With smart cell phone we can play games, watch moves, listen music or even work. We use and have it nearby 24 hours per day. Smart phones has endlessly many benefits, but there is other side of the coin, which we often forget.
Cell phones emit radio frequency energy – radio waves. It is non-ionizing radiation, but some scientists says that such radiation is harmful and can do impact on your brain. The radiation from the cell phone penetrates the brain a few centimeters. the bone marrow’s brain reaches up to ten centimeters. Especially cell phones are dangerous to children, because their thinner head skull and radiation penetrates deeper. Leukemia and brain diseases are the most prevalent children’s oncological diseases.
World Health Organization recommends
THe World Health Organization (WTO) says that you should buy cell phone which has the lowest specific absorption coefficient (SAR). The SAR shows how much of the radio frequency of a cell phone your body absorbs. The higher the SAR, the greater the absorption, the more radiation we receive. The amount of electromagnetic radiation depends not only on cell phone, but also on the distance to the cell base station. You can check SAR coefficient of your phone in the documentation or in www.gsmarena.com .
Tips for protecting yourself against electromagnetic radiation
- When talking on the phone, it would be good not to keep the device too close to your ear. Ideally the distance should be 2-5 cm. We recommend to use headset or speaker. Electromagnetic radiation is very strong during first seconds of the call, because at that moment it tries to search for cellular network base. So try to keep phone away from your head during first seconds after you clicked to call.
- More often use short messages (SMS) instead of calls. That way you’ll avoid radiation to your head.
- Keep cell phone as far as possible from your body, because it distorts radiation in standby mode too.
- Switch off mobile internet if you don’t use it, because electromagnetic waves continue to flow when you use the internet trough your mobile phone. If you’re at home or in the office, try to use wifi internet instead of mobile internet.
- Older people, children under the age of 15 and pregnant women should be less likely to use cell phones, because their body is more vulnerable.
- Don’t put phone in your bedroom during the sleep, because phone in standby mode tries continuously to reach network stations and emitting radiation.
- If you have to talk a lot on the phone at your work, ask your employer for a wired telephone or headset.
- Do not use the phone in the lift, basement or underground station, where the signal is weak. Phone will try to send stronger signals and the radiation will be higher.
- When you’re in the vehicle and moving, we recommended to switch off phone, because phone constantly searches for the maximum signal strength and so emits more radiation. If you can’t switch phone off, It is necessary to turn off the mobile internet.
- Avoid living places, where mobile station antennas are located near by, because you constantly receive radiation.
Scientists around the world have been analyzing the health effects of mobile phones for many years. There is still no consensus if it makes damage or not. But nobody has any objection to the fact that the device emits less electromagnetic radiation, our body is better. The weakest link is our beloved children, so we must to protect them from electromagnetic radiation in particular. Not so long time ago we thought that asbestos, pesticides and cigarettes are safe. Now, after decades, it turned out to be harmful. And what if in a decade it will be shown that electromagnetic radiation slowly damage the human body, can cause leukemia, brain and genital cancer? Today, children receive electromagnetic radiation from their first days, and how this will affect their health after 30 years or 40 years, nobody knows yet…