Unfortunately, you read that correctly. Whilst some of us still deny it, it seems to be a proven fact that our mobile phones emit some form of radiation that is potentially hazardous to our health. Due to a recent study, California health officials have officially issued guidelines on how to minimise the exposure to mobile phone radiation.
my grandma just told me to stop sleeping with my phone next to my body bc apparently i’ll get radiation poisoning
— bella (@SEBCHRlS) December 17, 2017
According to study results, the increased exposure to phone radiation could be increasing our risk of a low sperm count, brain cancer and tumours, headaches, and impaired vision, hearing, sleep, and memory. And to reduce these risks, the California Department of Public Health has released guidelines on how to use our phones safely. Currently, more than 62 percent of the population own and regularly use a mobile phone, and numbers are only increasing, meaning these health risks need to be minimised…
According to guidelines, we can reduce exposure in the following ways;
- Keeping your phone at arm’s length away from your body.
- By carrying it in your bag or purse; not in your pocket.
- Not using your phone when the signal is weak (because it puts out more RF energy.)
- Not using your phone when it is downloading, sending, uploading, or receiving large files.
- Keeping your phone away from your bed at night whilst you sleep.
I break all of these rules on a daily basis pic.twitter.com/foc6ybXhAN
— Soumya (@skarlamangla) December 13, 2017
For more information on how to minimise radiation exposure from your mobile phone, click here.
Written by Clo Gascoigne