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Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

3 Simple Ways to Cut Down on Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

Mobile phone users beware: new research shows that cell-phone use could be bad for your health. The report, which was released by the World Health Organization, says that cell phones emit a low-grade radiation (similar to that of a low-watt microwave), and mobile phones are now listed in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform.

Though no direct correlations have been made between cell-phone use and cancer, a team of 31 scientists did discover higher brain cancer rates among those who use mobile phones regularly. Manufacturers already advise customers to keep their cell phones away from their bodies; seems simple enough, right? Check out three simple and easy ways to cut down your radiation risk below.

  • Use speakerphone mode — Keep a distance between you and the radiation waves being emitted from your handset by using the speakerphone, and using a Bluetooth car device (like the Motorola Roadster) when you're on the road.
  • Get an antiradiation case — You may think it's snake oil, but the science is there — the Case-Mate Bounce Case ($50) redirects and reduces hot-spot radiation by up to 85 percent, and overall radiation by 65 percent.
  • Text instead — Another way of keeping the cell phone away from your noggin is by texting instead of calling. I bet a lot of you are already doing this!
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Join The Conversation
Elizabeth-Roberts Elizabeth-Roberts 6 years
Great article. Please check out an embedded pocket system that enables you to be both hands free & fashion forward: - plus, this blocks SAR by over 95%! Cheers!
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 6 years
I'll be adding your question to this FAQ roundup as soon as I get the answer. Thanks!
Vampyre Vampyre 6 years
Does this go for all cordless devices? Does using our cordless home phone or cordless mouse have a similar effect?
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 6 years
Both good questions! Cell radiation FAQ's coming right up :)
vane-ferrer vane-ferrer 6 years
what about using headphones? like the apple "in-the-ear" headphones with mic?
millarci millarci 6 years
Is it safe to use bluetooth headsets or are they just as bad?
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