It has been talked about for years now. Can your cell phone give you cancer?
Sheryl Crow has a benign brain tumor, and she figures it probably came from excessive cell phone use. (read the article here – )
The article also states –
Industry and media have collectively perfected the art of keeping the greater public in the dark. In fact, Tawkon released a mobile app last year that estimates radiation levels produced by smart phones based on antennae strength, headset or speaker phone use, and baseline figures provided by manufacturers. But what did technology giant Apple do? Ban the app from its App Store.
Which is really interesting since Steve Jobs died of brain cancer. It was in remission when he came back from Germany after alternative treatment – but then he went back to work at Apple.
And they say that children are particularly susceptible. Another vote for not giving your kids an iphone.
Here is an excerpt from an article at Natural Society with 10 Ways to Reduce Radiation from Cell Phone Use
1. Use the speakerphone on your cell phone when you can have a public conversation, or hook your cell phone up to an earphone or headphones to keep it as far from you as possible while still talking on it.
2. Keep your phone charged up. When the bars are low on your cell phone it is working harder to capture a signal from the radio towers, which means that the radiation it emits is even greater. Only make calls when your signal is strong. Consider texting when you can’t charge your phone.
3. Text instead of talk.
4. Don’t talk while you drive. The constant movement means that your phone is also trying to make contact with cell phone towers over and over again, increasing its frequency, and therefore your radiation exposure. But you shouldn’t text while you drive either – so don’t do anything while driving!
5. Look for low-radiation emitting phones. There is a list of the 20 best phones for low-radiation emissions, here. The Samsung Galaxy Note is at the top of the list – sorry iPhone users!
6. Go old school. Use a landline.
7. Don’t put the cell phone to your ear until a call connects. Dial on speaker phone and then if you must talk straight into the phone, only talk once your end-user picks up.
8. Minimize use. Talk less on your phone and you will be exposed to less radiation.
9. Keep your cell phone far away from you while sleeping or simply not using your cell phone. There is no reason for it to be close to you if you aren’t using it unless you’re expecting a call – especially if you keep it on sound, not vibrate.
10. Lastly, consider investing in some form of radiation protection.