You can limit exposure to Radio-frequency (RF) Energy from your Cell phone. Although studies continue to assess potential effects of mobile phone use, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified RF Energy as a possible carcinogen.
If you are concerned about potential health effects from cell phone RF Energy, the following are the recommendations:
- Limiting cell phone use by children: Developing brains and thinner skulls lead to higher absorption in children.
- Using a headset, speakerphone or text instead: Exposure decreases rapidly with increasing distance from the phone
- Using belt clips and purses to keep distance between your phone and body:Â Do not carry on your body to at least meet the distance specified in your phone’s user manual.
- Avoiding cell phones in areas with weak signals (elevators, on transit, etc.):Â Using a cell phone in areas of good reception decreases exposure by allowing the phone to transmit at reduced power.
- Reducing the number and length of calls:Â Turn off your cell phone when not in use.