Cell Phone Radiation- Does It Affect Our Health And What Can We Do?

Do cell phones have adverse effects on our health?

How about………………..can they cause cancer?
The studies that have been coming out aren’t looking very favorable.
I have been screaming from the roof top for years to
”  please get that phone out of your pocket, out of your bra, in fact, get it off your body!!!! ” 

Many of my friends and loved ones think I am just blowing hot air
when I say they shouldn’t put their phones on their body, under their pillow, or even in their bedroom at night  🙁  Not only can our devices affect our health from the radiation, but they are very disruptive to good quality sleep.
I want to be wrong on this one, but I am afraid that the studies are verifying the ramifications of improper cell phone use and it’s effects on the human body.
Cell phone radiation is real, so………….what can we do?

I know cell phones are a part of life and very useful as far as getting the latest weather forecast, using GPS, sending messages, etc….. but I am determined that I am going to make my phone as safe to use as possible while they continue doing these studies to determine what the non-ionizing radiation is doing to our bodies.
How about you? Are you in?

What Is Electromagnetic Field Radiation?

When you have a variance in voltage you have an electric field that develops as a result
and when you have a flow of electric current you have magnetic fields that develop.
Depending on how high the electric field is or on how strong the magnetic field is, determines how strong the electromagnetic radiation will be.

Electromagnetic radiation refers to the waves of the electromagnetic field that carries with it electromagnetic radiant energy. Electromagnetic radiation is a kind of energy that is formed by oscillating electric and magnetic disturbance. This energy is grouped into categories based on the wave length such as electromagnetic spectrum, frequencies, or energy. The radiation that comes from electromagnetic waves includes the following: radio waves, visible light, infrared, ultra violet, gamma rays, and x-rays.

All cell phones including smart phones emit non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation
which is also called radio frequency radiation (rf) and extremely low frequency radiation (elf).  The rf radiation consists of the cell signal and the elf is being generated by the cell phone’s hardware. When you hold the cell phone to the body, this radiation is absorbed into the body.
How much exposure to this radiation are you getting?
Well, that depends on a few things such as: the type of phone, how far the body is from the back of the phone and the antenna, how long you are on the phone, and how close you are to the cell tower.

Can Cell Phones Harm Your Health?

Since many of us spend almost every waking moment attached to a cell phone,
it would be prudent to know what kind of an impact these devices have on our health.

Multitudes of people carry their phone some where on their body at all times, whether in their pocket, bra, or what have you. They are oblivious to the fact that their phone is constantly emitting electromagnetic fields called radio frequency (rf) radiation into their body.

What an eye opener in 2011 when the World Health Organization (WHO) classified cell phone radiation as a potential 2B carcinogen. That should raise some eyebrows right there. Then you have studies.  There has been research associating radiation exposure to multiple kinds of cancer and multiple studies showing how this radiation quite possibly affects our health. There are far to many studies to list all of them but here are some:

study 1, study 2, study 3, study 4, study 5, study 6, study 7

study 8, study 9, study 10, study 11, study 12, study 13, study 14, study 15, study 16, study 17

Then you have Scientific American talking in detail about the 25 million dollar study on cell phones and cancer that had findings that are extremely unsettling to say the least. See here to read the article.
This is the biggest study to date regarding cell phone use and tumor risk.

There has also been research that shows that non-ionizing communications radiation in the rf microwave spectrum affects human health much in the same way as ionizing gamma wave radiation from a nuclear reaction. These microwaves from transmitter towers and cell phones can cause damage in human blood cells. In an industry study it showed that the exposure of human blood to the radiation from a cell phone had a 300% increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuclei.  Friends, that is not good. When micronuclei start to develop that is a pre-cancerous condition that can go right into full blown cancer.

A study was done in Sweden and it revealed that  children using a cell phone will have a five fold risk of getting brain cancer, indicating that we can quite possibly expect to see an epidemic of this disease later in life!  We are talking about brain cancer!  See the article here. I don’t know about you but I think we need to “rethink” about giving phones to our kids at such a young age.

How To Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Radiation

  1. Talk on speaker-
    Personally, I choose to use my phone on speaker phone as much as possible and move my phone away when I am talking on it.  This keeps the radiation farther from penetrating my body.
  2. Don’t put phone in your pocket or bra-
    Way to many young people are getting cancer and in areas  where they stored their phone on their body.  For instance, there are several stories of women , young women getting breast cancer and the tumor is exactly where the phone was stored in her bra and in some cases, are you ready for this, the tumor was the shape of the cell phone!!!!!!! Yikes!  Watch the following video of some young women who got breast cancer and guess where they stored their phone? You guessed it, in their bra. Check out all of these case reports of women getting breast cancer that put their phone in their bra!!!!!!  See video  here.
  3. Keep your phone out of your bedroom.
    At least put it on airplane mode and far from you if you absolutely must have it in your bedroom.
  4. Air plane mode-
    I see lots and lots of parents giving their phone to their little ones to play with, switch the phone to air plane mode when you do this, it is a lot safer in this mode.
  5. Text at a distance-
    Try to keep the phone as far from you as possible when texting.
  6. Keep phone well charged-
    The better the reception then it will transmit at a lower power, it won’t have to work so hard and emit more radiation.
  7. Don’t use the ear bud-
    People don’t realize that those ear buds that come with your phone can actually bring the radiation into your head increasing the radiation big time right next to your brain.
  8. Avoid making or receiving calls where there is a bad connection.
  9. Throw away your blue tooth phone device.
    hese emit radiation and are in very close proximity to your head.
  10. Text instead of calling whenever possible.
  11. Use a protective cell phone case!
    These kind of cases have a protective radiation shielding in them. I love mine and wouldn’t be without it.  That being said I don’t go out of my way to talk more on my cell phone just because I have the protective case but I know that I am better protected when I am on the phone or want to put my phone in my purse. These cases block  rf radiation and  elf radiation and heat. The cases are very easy and convenient to use. You can also get tablet and lap top protection  to help you have peace of mind that you are protected while you spend time on those devices too. The company that makes these cases and protective products gets their products tested in an FCC certified lab with results that you the customer can have access to.   You can find phone, lap top, i-pad,or tablet protection by clicking on the blue high-lighted links.

Final Thoughts

We are being bombarded by stressors to our bodies daily
but when you can reduce these stressors, then do so.
There are several ways to protect yourself from radiation on the devices you use as I have listed above.
It’s up to you to take protective measures because you won’t see them suggested in the enclosed papers that come with your devices.  Be pro active and spread the word about cell phone safety.  Please drop us a line and let us know your thoughts, what do you think about cell phone radiation and how it affects your health? We would love to hear from you 🙂

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