Use Cellphones Safely
Lately, there has been a great deal of debate regarding the safety of mobile phone use. Now, Devra Lee Davis, Ph.D., president of the Environmental Health Trust, has offered some simple tips to stay safe while chatting in an interview that appears in Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
In the article, Davis discusses some of the various health concerns associated with cellphone radiation, such as brain cancer. In the end she says it all comes down to keeping a safe distance.
“In using phones, distance is your friend, because radiation exposure falls off dramatically the farther away from the brain or body you use your phone,” Davis said. “If you read the fine print warnings that come with all smart phones today they are quite clear – phones should not be used next to the brain or body, or kept in the pocket,” she added.
Davis said she recognizes the convenience of cells phones and that they are necessary to most people, but urges users to take some simple precautions and keep the devices away from body parts as much as possible.
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