Cell phone safety is an important issue in today's world. Everyone knows that they're dangerous. But exactly how dangerous? We don't know yet, but they are dangerous.
It is a common habit today that when we sleep we place our mobile phone under our pillow. Experts are saying it is not safe to sleep with your phone under your pillow. The reasons are not far-fetched. Here are what experts are saying.
Study shows that sleeping next to your mobile phones are extremely dangerous due to its harmful radiation. This is the primary cause of Brain Cancer.
Do you know that most cell phones have about 884 MHz wireless signals when it is on? This simply means that your phone is constantly emitting radiation all the time when you on it? So what do you think about it?
Studies have shown that if you keep your cell phone close to you for a period of very long time, it will cause headache, muscle pain, or cancer if it is serious. It is not a guaranteed that you will get these illnesses if you do that. However, it greatly increases the probability of getting it. The “under the pillow” angle of cell phone radiation is just a subset of a larger discussion on the topic of cell phone radiation in general.
Though there is some evidence to support harmful effects of cell phone use on the brain, the jury is out on brain cancer or brain tumors and cell phone use. Studies have not shown a consistent link between cell phone proximity and cancer, however there has been some suggestion of a link between cell phones and brain and central nervous system tumors.
Under your pillow is probably not the best place to keep your cell phone while you are sleeping. Get a cheap digital alarm clock at the dollar store and put it on your nightstand.
Children are especially vulnerable to radiation, the report recommends that parents not allow their children under the age of 10 to use mobile phones except in emergencies, or to sleep with cellular phones under their pillows. It recommends using corded land lines whenever possible, and using cellular phones mostly as answering machines, turning them on only to check messages and return calls. Use of cell phones inside buildings or in cars increases cancer risk, as it increases the radiation a phone must emit to function. Use of text messages and non-wireless headsets can reduce cancer risk. The report also advises against carrying cell phones against the body, even in pockets.
*Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation.
*Using speaker instead of talking directly into the handset.
*Text instead of talking.
*Use headphones or Bluetooth connectors.
*If you are using your phone at night for its clock or alarm features, consider putting it in “airplane mode” which
*suspends the phone’s transmission functions.
*Keep it a several feet away while you sleep.
Source: Health living