You’ve probably heard of the dangers of EMF (Electromagnetic Field) radiation caused by mobile phones before. Talk of it has been all over the news and in nationally-distributed magazines lately. It seems almost certain that most mobile phones do cause some sort of EMF radiation. However, its specific effects and how bad they are for humans is still up in the air. No one really knows exactly how harmful it is.
On the other hand, even if it isn’t life-threatening, it’s still a little bit harmful. And that should be cause enough for concern. Luckily, there are several easy ways to minimize your exposure to EMF radiation while using your mobile phone. Four of the best are discussed below.
Limiting the time that you spend talking on your mobile phone is the only surefire way to minimize EMF radiation. As little as five minutes of mobile phone use has been shown to slightly alter the way that the brain functions. So, instead of yapping away for hours with a friend, limit each of your conversations to only a few minutes. If you need to, set up a time to use a landline instead. It is especially important to limit the time that children spend with mobile phones as they are the most susceptible to EMF radiation since it has been shown to affect the growth and development of their brains.
Hold it Away
When you are talking on your mobile phone, it is a good idea to hold it a few inches away from your ear. Doing even just a simple thing like this drastically reduces the amount of EMF radiation that has the chance of entering your body. It is also a good idea to switch your phone from ear to ear as you speak so that one ear doesn’t receive the bulk of all of that energy.
Use a Headset
One of the most practical ways of lowering EMF radiation when using your mobile phone is to use a headset. A headset enables you to keep your mobile phone away from your ears, head, and brain. It might not seem like it would make much of a difference, but studies have actually shown that headsets reduce the effects of EMF radiation as much as 50%.
Buy a Low-Radiation Phone
If there is a problem with a product, manufacturers are going to work to fix it. That is exactly what mobile phone manufacturers are currently doing with the EMF radiation problem. They are working to create low-radiation phones – several have already hit the market, in fact. You can also check to see how much EMF radiation a phone gives off by checking its SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) in its owner’s manual. The safest mobile phones have the lowest SARs.
EMF radiation is a scary thing but it won’t stop very many people from using their mobile phones on a daily basis. They are just too essential to modern everyday life! Because of this, it is important that you follow the four tips discussed above to minimize your exposure to the radiation while using your mobile phone.
Sam Jones, the author, thinks that mobiles are perfectly safe but understands why people worry.