Cell Phone Safety Tips

Protecting your loved ones:

  • Keep your phone in Airplane mode, and as well, low power setting. Both will greatly decrease the amount of energy the devices are emitting/pulsing.

  • Use text messaging when possible, and use cell phones in speaker mode or with the use of hands-free kits.

  • When talking on the cell phone, try holding it an inch or more away from your head.

  • Make only short or essential calls on cell phones.

  • Avoid carrying your phone against the body like in a pocket, sock, or bra. Cell phone manufacturers can’t guarantee that the amount of radiation you’re absorbing will be at a safe level.

  • Do not talk on the phone or text while driving. This increases the risk of automobile crashes.

  • Exercise caution when using a phone or texting while walking or performing other activities. “Distracted walking” injuries are also on the rise.

  • If you plan to watch a movie on your device, download it first, then switch to airplane mode while you watch in order to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure.

  • Keep an eye on your signal strength (i.e. how many bars you have). The weaker your cell signal, the harder your phone has to work and the more radiation it gives off. It’s better to wait until you have a stronger signal before using your device.

  • Avoid making calls in cars, elevators, trains, and buses. The cell phone works harder to get a signal through metal, so the power level increases.

  • Remember that cell phones are not toys or teething items.