Dec 30 2017

Cell Phone Warning from Public Health Department

Shortly before Christmas Dr. Karen Smith, Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), put out a warning about cell phone overuse.
As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Although the scientific community has not reached a consensus on the risks of cell phone use, research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.

The report from California Department of Public Health titled, How to Reduce Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cell Phones, states, “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human health studies have suggested the possibility that long-term, high use of cell phones, may be linked to certain types of cancer and other health effects, including:

  • Brain cancer and tumors of the acoustic nerve (needed for hearing and maintaining balance) and salivary glands.
  • Lower sperm counts and inactive or less mobile sperm.
  • Headaches and effects on learning and memory, hearing, behavior, and sleep.”

The Broken Brain docu-series warned about electromagnetic frequencies. The harm from electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) can contribute to a broken brain and exacerbate the symptoms of brain disorders.

How to minimize your exposure to EMFs:

  1. Turn Wi-Fi off at night.
  2. Keep your phone on airplane mode when not in active use.
  3. Don’t carry your phone in a pocket –keep it away from your body.
  4. Avoid Bluetooth devices.  Opt for wired headphones.
  5. Reduce cell phone use when the signal is weak
  6. Reduce the use of cell phones to stream audio or video, or to download or upload large files
  7. Keeping the phone away from the bed at night
  8. Removing headsets when not on a call
  9. Avoid products that claim to block radio frequency energy. These products may actually increase your exposure.

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