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04 September, 2011

Tips to get rid of your Cell Phone Radiation :: http://www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation

1. BUY A LOW-RADIATION PHONE

Look up your phone on EWG’s buyer’s guide. (Your phone's model number may be printed under your battery.) Consider replacing your phone with one that emits the lowest radiation possible and still meets your needs.

2. USE A HEADSET OR SPEAKER

Headsets emit much less radiation than phones. Choose either wired or wireless (experts are split on which version is safer) using our cell phone headset guide. Some wireless headsets emit continuous, low-level radiation, so take yours off your ear when you're not on a call. Using your phone in speaker mode also reduces radiation to the head.
cellphone earpieces

3. LISTEN MORE, TALK LESS

Your phone emits radiation when you talk or text, but not when you're receiving messages. Listening more and talking less reduces your exposures.

4. HOLD PHONE AWAY FROM YOUR BODY

Hold the phone away from your torso when you're talking (with headset or speaker), not against your ear, in a pocket, or on your belt where soft body tissues absorb radiation.

5. CHOOSE TEXTING OVER TALKING

Phones use less power (less radiation) to send text than voice. And unlike when you speak with the phone at your ear, texting keeps radiation away from your head.
cellphone text

6. POOR SIGNAL? STAY OFF THE PHONE

Fewer signal bars on your phone means that it emits more radiation to get the signal to the tower. Make and take calls when your phone has a strong signal.

7. LIMIT CHILDREN’S PHONE USE

Young children’s brains absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults. EWG joins health agencies in at least 6 countries in recommending limits for children’s phone use, such as for emergency situations only.

8. SKIP THE “RADIATION SHIELD”

Radiation shields such as antenna caps or keypad covers reduce the connection quality and force the phone to transmit at a higher power with higher radiation.

SOME MORE TIPS ::

Here are top 12 tips to minimize your exposure to radiation when using a cell phone.
1. Do not allow children to use a cell phone for calling. 
2. Limit phone calls to those that are absolutely necessary.
3. Use the speakerphone as much as possible.
airtube type hands free kit is safer than bluetooth.
4. When dialing out do not put your cell phone next to your ear until your correspondent has picked up the communication.
5. Avoid carrying your phone directly on your body.
cell phone case with radiation shield :: this will limit the your EMF exposure significantly.
6. Make sure you use your phone only in conditions of optimum reception.
Try to use it outside or near a window as much as possible and avoid using it in a basement, underground station, elevator etc.
*when the signal is low then the radiation level of cell will be increased to 5-100 times
7. Do not use your telephone while you are in a moving vehicle.
In a moving vehicle the cell phone antenna is constantly scanning for contact and therefore using the maximum signal strength, hence radiation is intensified.
8. Using your cell phone even in a parked car is not advisable.
The radiation from your phone bounces round your car and is absorbed by your body at a higher level than would otherwise be. *Scientists call this as Faraday cage effect
9. Never sleep with a cell phone switched on at night beside your bed.
10. Avoid using your cell phone if you are feeling in any way run down, the radiation will make you feel even more tired and will weaken your organism further.
*For pregnant women EMF radiation will effect more :: the amniotic fluid in which the embryo and fetus develops is not conducive to microwave radiation. 
*If you have a metallic appendage in or around your head such as teeth fillings, metal screws and plates, jewelry and metal framed glasses you will be particularly exposed.
11. When buying your cell phone prefer a model with the lowest SAR rating.
SAR means Specific Absorption Rate which is the industry measure of microwave radiation absorbed by human body tissue from using a cell phone. Its good to know what the SAR is of your cell phone but do not make the mistake of thinking a low SAR cell phone is a safe cell phone. In the UK the government has set the SAR limit at 2 watts per kilogram. In the US the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set the SAR limit at 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg).
12. As much as possible communicate via text messaging rather than making phone calls.



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