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Use Cellphones Safely

August 4, 2011 by  

In the article, Davis discusses some of the various health concerns associated with cell phone radiation, such as brain cancer. In the end she says it all comes down to keeping a safe distance.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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  • FlaJim

    My advice for cell phone safety is simple: Don’t use it around me unless it’s absolutely necessary. Otherwise, I might get violent. Most cell phone users I run across are incredibly rude boors. I refuse to acknowledge people who address me while they’re on their phones. Those who are insistent are pushed away.

  • NOWtheytellus!

    Before this hype I never kept cell phones near me.. People laughed and taunted me, saying I was a overly paranoid but I guess I made my point.. I’m not laughing like they did (I viewed it as all in fun any way) because it neither was nor is a laughing matter. I’ve always communicated via speaker phone and never answered until I was in an area where I could used SP.. I never drove and talked nor carried it without a sturdy case.. I knew nothing about the medical complications, it was simply logic on my part.. I hope no one ever suffers from what our experts are now (finally) warning us about. But on the bright side, wait a couple more years and some expert(s) will come back telling us that cell phones are no more dangerous to our health than milk is.. then I guess I’ll get more taunts but at least we’ll all be alive and kicking.

  • Dan az

    The one thing we all don’t have to worry about is that the kids today dont realize that they are a phone.They only know how to text.About the only thing that would fall off is their thumbs.


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