Did you know your mobile phone emits radiofrequencies or RF radiation at full power when it is sending or receiving information, such as when you’re on a call, browsing the internet or navigating using GPS?
Studies show that even though "non-ionizing" radiation, like the RF radiation from cell phones cannot break through molecular bonds (like X-rays), it can still have serious harmful effects. And, at certain frequencies, heat or thermal energy can cause damage to tissues and cells.
Since we are exposed to this type of EMF from all the devices around us, almost all the time, even low-dose EMF, over time, can pose a serious long-term health threat. That’s why it's not surprising that the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified cell phone radiation to possibly be "carcinogenic to humans."
There are thousands of research studies linking EMF exposure with behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, irritability, hyperactivity, insomnia, weakened immunity, infertility, autism, DNA dysfunction, and even cancer.
So, what can you do to protect yourself and your family from EMF exposure?
Although, there are many things you can do to protect against EMF dangers, often the best and easiest way to start is to do what you can to limit your exposure to cell phone radiation, as most of us have our phone on us at all times.
In this post, we’ll share how you can reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation, and share easy and actionable protection tips you can implement right away!
How Can I Reduce My Phone Radiation?
Radiofrequencies (RF) from cellphones come under the umbrella of microwave radiation — the same frequencies your microwave uses to heat and cook food.
You're supposed to keep an iPhone 7 at least 5 mm (about 0.2 inches) away from your body, a Samsung Galaxy S6 at least 1.5 cm (about 0.6 inches) and a Google Pixel 1 cm (about 0.4 inches) away.
But, guess what, how is the whole world using their cell phone today? Close to their body.
Watch the video and read the post below to learn how to protect yourself from the radiation emitted by your phone.
In the video, we use an EMF meter to show you before and after EMF readings after our protection tips are implemented — see what we discover!
Tip 1: Keep Your Phone on Airplane Mode
Any time you are not using your phone, put it on airplane mode. This is especially important if you habitually put your phone on your nightstand, or worse, under your pillow. Only connect your phone to data or Wi-Fi when you need to. This way you not only protect from RFs, but can boost your productivity and catch up on your messages and email when you want to.
Tip 2: Turn Location Services Off
Putting your phone on airplane mode is not completely enough to bulletproof yourself from EMF exposure. The next thing you want to do is to turn off location services which uses GPS, Bluetooth, crowdsourced Wi-Fi hotspots, and cell towers to determine your location.
When you turn on your navigation and maps, the meter jumps (as seen in the video above) showing that even on airplane mode, it’s emitting something. Also, when you use your phone from the car, with location services on, your phone is constantly searching for a cell tower to connect to. So, if you don’t need GPS, turn location services off on your phone.
Tip 3: Use an Adapter to Connect to the Internet
We love browsing the web just like anyone else! A good practice to follow at home or in the office is to connect your phone, laptop or tablet to the Internet using a wired Ethernet adapter, instead of a wireless connection using Wi-Fi or mobile data. This is a great way to use the Internet without RF frequency exposure! Check out this handy phone adapter for a low-EMF Internet connection.
Tip 4: Step Away When Turning Off Airplane Mode
If you’ve been following tip no. 1 and putting your phone on Airplane Mode, that’s great! However, there is one follow-up point you need to remember. Every time you turn Airplane mode off to make a call, book Uber etc. put your phone down, and step away from the phone. This is because your phone is emitting high levels of radiation trying to re-connect to cell towers and search for Wi-Fi. So, remember, when turning off airplane mode — step away!
Tip 5: Keep a Safe Distance
This is a simple but important tip — many people carry their phones on their body, such us in their pocket or bra. When it comes to EMF, distance is your friend.
A UK study found that "men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father."
So, put your phone in your backpack, briefcase or purse, when on the move. When at work or at home, simply keep it at a distance from you, and don’t carry it around on you. If you do feel the need to carry your phone in your pocket, consider using a case made of RF blocking faraday fabric from Atmosure.
Tip 6: Disable Cellular Data
If you need to use your phone only for phone calls and SMS, and don’t really need to browse the web or use data, simply disable cellular or mobile data on your phone. This will immediately reduce the radiation you’re exposed to.
Tip 7: Use Offline Navigation
With Location Services on, you can download maps to your phone and then while driving simply put your phone on airplane mode. This way you still have access to your maps offline, and limit being exposed to excess radiation in your car while driving.
Tip 8: Wait for Better Reception
When your phone has poor reception or a weak signal, it’s best not to use your phone, or better still, put it on airplane mode. This is because your phone is constantly trying to search for a signal and connect to cell phone towers, emitting high levels of radiation in the process. So, if you’re in a low-signal environment don’t force yourself to make a phone call. Just wait till you get better signal.
Tip 9: Wear Wired Earphones
Answer your calls using wired earphones, and not by placing your phone to your ear, and exposing your brain to high levels of radiation.
Wireless and Bluetooth earphones emit high levels of EMF, and although using wired is better, we highly recommend using an Air Tube headset or anti-radiation earphones from Atmosure, which eliminate close to 99.9% of EMF exposure to the head.
If you don’t have wired earphones, you can simply use your phone on speaker mode. The idea is to use your phone as far as you can from your body, especially when you’re making phone calls.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this content, and you’ll start to implement these actionable tips on reducing your cell phone radiation right away!