Don't deny it — we are all constantly on our cell phones. You're most likely reading this on your cell phone right now!
Cell phones are the best for keeping in touch with friends and family, learning new information in a matter of seconds, and most importantly, killing time on the toilet. But do we know exactly how our cell phone use is affecting our physical health?
TBH, cell phones could be the new cigarettes. Remember how doctors used to smoke during appointments with patients? That may be how stupid we're being with cell phones right now. So California has released some guidelines for helping you reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation. It's not necessarily time to panic, but it's not necessarily not time to panic. Isn't life wonderful?!
Cell phones are ubiquitous these days.
Everybody has one. In fact, 95 percent of Americans use cell phones on a regular basis. Ninety-five percent!! That means we are all chock full of radiation and there’s no turning back. Just kidding! Maybe.
The fact is cell phones do release radiation, and we should at least start to think about how it could be affecting our bodies.
Cell phones put out radio frequency (RF) energy, which could possibly have an effect on our health. RF energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation that’s also used by TV and radio transmitters as well as microwaves. While it’s not as damaging as other forms of radiation — like X-rays or UV rays — it could still pose a health risk.
In the spirit of educating people to be more responsible consumers, the California Department of Public Health has released guidelines about how to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation.
It’s a list of practical things we can all do to limit our exposure. While throwing your cell phone into the ocean and avoiding all RF energy probably isn’t an option, we can make do some tiny things to make ourselves less of a target for radiation when we use our cell phones.
We all kind of knew that using cell phones could pose a health risk, but we haven't exactly jumped at the chance to learn just how damaging it can be. Now people are starting to panic.
Although there isn’t conclusive data yet, some studies suggest that health problems like brain tumors, low sperm count, headaches, memory loss, hearing loss, and insomnia could be connected to cell phone use, according to CBS News.
So, while it’s not the time to resign yourself to a cell-phone-induced death just yet, it might be smart to start taking some of the CDPH’s advice.
Britney's on board.
At this point there’s no way to avoid cell phone radiation unless you go completely off the grid. And let’s be honest — even if you live your life as a wanderer in the woods, chances are you’d eventually wander straight into a cell phone tower.
So, don’t panic just yet, but you might want to take a look at this concrete list of things you can do to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation.