Things To Do If You’re Worried About Cellphones Causing Cancer
Posted On Jun 16, 2016
In our wildest dreams, the iPhone 7 will be the first phone to solve all of our problems. The screen will be life proof, the battery will stay fully charged, and it will not emit radiation.
But since the latest iPhone rumors don’t include any of our wishes, we’ll have to settle for ways to work around our troubles. We’re tackling the radiation problem first by listing the top three things to do if you’re worried about cellphones causing cancer.
Get A Radiation Blocking Case
Carrying your phone in your pocket every day exposes your body to low amounts of radiation. There are a few phone cases that claim to block some of these emissions without affecting your phone’s connectivity. Pong and RF Safe offer radiation-reducing cases for Apple and Samsung smartphones, and their websites provide evidence that backs up their claims. Results from tests in FCC-certified labs show the Pong Sleek Case for iPhone 6/6s lowers your radiation exposure by up to 67% compared to a bare phone.
Because most of the cases only cover the back of the phone, you’ll have to face the front of the phone away from yourself when it’s in your pocket, but that’ll still do the trick.
Lower Your Phone’s Emissions
Some of the best radiation-reducing cases go for about $50, so if you don’t want to spend money on a special phone case you can always put your phone on airplane mode to reduce the frequencies it radiates.
Of course you won’t leave your phone on airplane mode all the time, but whenever you are not using it to communicate, it’s not a bad idea to hit the switch. The flight mode setting will cut virtually all emissions from the phone, and it’ll help save your phone’s battery.
Tawkon is a radiation-tracking app for Android users to track when your phone’s emissions are sky-rocketing, so when emissions are high, you can switch your phone to airplane mode to lower the levels. There are currently no similar apps for Apple users.
Keep Your Phone Away From Your Face
Obviously holding your phone to your face adds to the amount of radiation contact you’re receiving, but there are a few steps you can take to reduce this.
First, using the speakerphone is not just for times when you’re washing dishes – you should chat on speakerphone whenever you have the opportunity to keep your phone away from your body. Further, you could also use a headset, earbuds with a built-in microphone, or a Bluetooth earpiece and keep your phone in your pocket or purse.
Combining this technique with a radiation blocking case will help you reduce as many emissions as possible while still using your phone.
If all else fails, we still have the old faithful: corded landlines. Corded phones don’t emit radiations like cell phones and cordless landlines do.
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