Cellphones are increasingly full-blown handheld computers, and everything that can be done on the Web via computer – photo-sharing, Web browsing, game playing, tune-swapping, real-time text or video chat, and (oh yeah) talking – can be done on a phone. Here are some top tips to help you stay safe and healthy while using your mobile:
USE A HEADSET OR SPEAKER
Choose either wired or wireless. If you go wireless make sure to take your headset out of your ear when you’re not on a call. Use your phone in speaker mode.
TEXT MORE, TALK LESS
Phones emit less radiation when sending text rather than voice communications.
CALL WHEN THE SIGNAL IS STRONG
Fewer signal bars mean the phone must try harder to broadcast its signal. Research shows that radiation exposure increases dramatically when cell phone signals are weak.
WHEN IN USE, HOLD PHONE AWAY FROM YOUR BODY
Why? The amount of radiation absorbed by your head and body decreases dramatically with even a small distance. Don’t put the phone in your pocket or clip it to your belt, even when using your headset..
Don’t store your phone in your pocket
Don’t store your phone in your pocket (or under your pillow) when a phone is on and not in use, it still sends out an intermittent signal to connect with nearby cell phone towers, which means radiation exposure is still happening.