It now seems like more and more people are getting concerned about their health. From the banning of solariums in some states in Australia to changing the design of cigarette packets to make them less appealing, it seems like it will only be a matter of time until people start a campaign against mobile phone radiation.
The fact of the matter is, mobile phones are an essential part of our lives. From texting friends, to calling family, and navigating through the internet when on the go, more than ever our mobile phones are glued to our ears and fingertips.
So what seems to be the problem?
Mobile phones, just by their basic setup, have to emit a small amount of electromagnetic radiation in order to receive reception from towers and operate effectively.
The jury is still out on whether this small amount of radiation that is emitted from mobile phones is strong enough to cause malignant health effects. There are many studies that have been performed that potentially link mobile phone radiation to cancer, brain tumours, headaches, mild fatigue, and Alzheimer’s.
How do we fix the problem?
If you are worried about the potential hazards of mobile phone radiation, there are a few things to do that can reduce your risk:
- Use an anti-radiation phone case that absorbs the waves.
- Don’t sleep with your mobile phone close to your pillow.
- Avoid chatting on the phone for hours, or use ‘handsfree’ so you can hold the phone at least 20cm away from your head and body.
- Limit the use of mobile phones for children.
- When possible, turn your mobile phone off when not in use.
When it comes to mobile phones, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Have peace of mind in knowing that you have done all that you can to prevent possible health issues when using your mobile.