WELLNESS--We have all come to rely on technology and it certainly has made our lives easier. But recent studies about the potential dangers of regular cell phone use has created some controversy.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) with its major goal to identify causes of cancer. The IARC has classified radio frequency or electro magnetic fields like those from cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Learning that something is “possibly carcinogenic” is certainly enough to make most people give it some serious thought. After all, cancer-causing toxins and chemicals bombard us daily from our environment and our foods so wouldn’t it be wise to reduce or eliminate those within our control?
The message about these potential dangers shouldn’t cause fear or panic but rather give us the opportunity to make smarter day-to-day choices. It is nearly impossible to avoid regular cell phone use but here are some things that you can do today to begin reducing your exposure to these potentially harmful EMF frequencies:
- Text rather than talk - By texting rather than speaking directly into the phone, we avoid direct contact with our body in particular the head and brain.
- Use a plug-in headset - Always use a plug-in headset to avoid direct contact with your cell phone when speaking on the phone. Wireless headsets also emit EMF signals so it’s best to avoid them whenever possible.
- Airplane mode - When you must carry your phone in your pocket, put it on airplane mode to avoid emitting EMF signals.
- No child zone - Children may be at even more risk because their systems haven’t fully developed. Keep them away from regular cell phone use.
- Leave it behind - It’s rare that we have urgent circumstances so why not consider leaving your phone in the car when you’re out with friends or while shopping.
- Never carry it in your pocket - Avoid carrying your cell phone in your pocket or bra. Preventing direct body contact is best while keeping it at least one inch away from your body at all times.
- At night - Don’t keep your cell phone next to your bed. EMF’s may interrupt your sleep.
- Use protection - There are numerous cell phone cases and other tools that can reduce your phone’s radiation. Do your research to find ones that work.
While the verdict is still out as to the cancer-causing risks of using your cell phone daily, it’s best to be cautious. By making conscious choices to follow the steps above, you are reducing possible exposure to EMF signals and taking one more step to improve your odds of living a long and healthy life.
(Jay Bradley is an anti-aging, wellness & lifestyle expert living in Los Angeles http://www.JayBradleyLifestyle.com. He is the author of “LIVE LOOK FEEL the 12-Week Guide to Live Longer, Look Younger & Feel Better!”)