Landmark health warning issued to mobile phone users to help reduce radiation
Very important information.
For the first time ever, safety guidelines have been released in relation to phone usage, with the California Department Of Public Health stating that various studies showing that specific signals from mobile phones can cause sleeplessness, headaches, and in some cases even cancer.
- Don’t put your cell phone in your pocket. Instead, put it in a purse or a bag.
- Sleep at least an arm’s length away from your phone at night.
- Don’t use your phone much when the signal is weak.
- When on a call, use a headset or speakerphone rather than putting the device up to your ear.
- Don’t use your phone to stream much audio or video, and try not to be around it when it’s downloading or uploading significant files.
- When not on a call, remove the headset.
CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith told CBS the following:
"Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones. We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and moving it away from your bed at night, can help reduce exposure for both children and adults."
While the warning was put out in California to warn Americans of the health issues with overuse of mobile phones, considering that Irish people have been called the highest mobile phone users in the Western World (via The Independent), it is probably very good advice for us to heed, too.