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13 Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation

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13 Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation

By Pamela Weintraub, Experience Life

Life without cell phones and other wireless conduits has become nearly unthinkable, but a growing chorus of experts now worries that our near constant immersion in these force fields could be endangering our health.

We are exposed “to as much as 100 million times more electromagnetic radiation than our grandparents were,” notes Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, author of Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution (HarperOne, 2010).

Worry intensified this year after the World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the data and called cell phones a possible carcinogen. The jury is still out on the range of possible effects, but a raft of studies now links EMFs — especially those from cell phones carried close to our bodies — to brain tumors, damaged DNA, fertility problems and autism.

With cell-phone usage surging from a hundred million people worldwide in 1997 to some 5 billion today, even small increases in risk could pose a serious global threat. A Council of Europe committee has even warned that EMFs might bring about a health crisis comparable to those once spawned by smoking and asbestos.

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3:21PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

I read that the cell phones emit a dangerous non-ionizing form of electromagnetic radiation; radiation which can be absorbed by the tissues and cells which come into close contact with the phone. That's why I decided to use a cell phone radiation blocker . In the end though, I found a couple of reviews of Pong Research's cases, that convinced me to give it a try. This case is built with an antenna in between layers of the back cover, which reduces exposure to radiation while optimizing the mobile reception.

5:21AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

I really don't like them and rarely use them.

1:44AM PDT on May 31, 2012

I use my cellphone as alarm clock and keep it next to my bed. I really should stop doing it.

3:53PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

While I've been cautious about cell phones for years, I had no idea that cordless phones could be hazardous as well. Guess it stands to reason, but I had to read it to realize.

8:52AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

too much of anything can be of concern

8:10PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Active protection is what we need. Through my interest in hi fidelity, I got to know the Schumann Resonance, and thereafter: http://blushield.us/products.htm
Blushield is a Schumann resonance emitter. It has totally changed me and my family's life.
Info and research about Schumann Resonance: http://www.neilcherry.com/documents.php

I now have a Blushield plug in at home, a BlushieldUsb at the work station and a Blushield portable when I travel.

Check it out people.

4:28PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Thanks for the info...

11:15PM PST on Dec 25, 2011

I have been dragged, kicking and screaming, to the cell phone and sure wish I could do away with it altogether. Thanks for ideas to minimize the negative impact.

10:11AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Whoops! Sorry, commented on the wrong article!

10:10AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Better yet, get your own set of chopsticks and re-use them.

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