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Reducing health risks from using mobile phones

Some studies have shown that it is more likely for mobile phone users to develop tumors from extended mobile phone usage. Here are some tips to help reduce the health risks from mobile phone usage.
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Choose mobile phones with low SAR values

SAR means specific absorption rate, meaning the amount of radiation absorbed by per kilogram of tissue. The lower the mobile phone's SAR value, the better it is to you. ...
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Added by geeker (13 August 2008)
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Clip a ferrite bead to your wired hands-free.

Ferrite beads can be used to reduce radio waves from travelling along the wire of the hands free into your head. These beads are frequently used to stop interferences in data wires in computers. ...
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Added by geeker (13 August 2008)
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Switch it to "in-flight" mode

If you need to have the cellphone near you while you sleep because you use it as an alarm, switch it to "in-flight" mode first. This will ensure that the phone is not emitting any radiation. ...
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Added by geeker (14 August 2008)
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Try not to use bluetooth headset to reduce radiation exposur

Bluetooth headsets emit radiation as well even though the values are only a fraction of those emitted by cellphones. ...
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Added by geeker (14 August 2008)
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Do not let children use cellphones except in emergencies.

Children's skulls are thinner and their developing brains make them more susceptible to risks from radiation emitted from cellphones. ...
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Added by geeker (14 August 2008)
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Keep the phone away from your body when you are not using it

The further away you keep your phone, the lesser the radiation exposure your body is exposed to. Try not to put your cellphone in your shirt or pants pocket when you are on the move. ...
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Added by geeker (14 August 2008)
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Text when possible instead of calling

Texting will ensure that you have the phone at a distance from your head and your brain. This will reduce the damaging effects of radiation on your brain. ...
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Added by geeker (13 August 2008)
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Use a wired hands-free headset if possible.

<Studies have shown that the cell phone radiation falls sharply when it is four inches away from your body. Using a wired hands-free will ensure that phone can be placed further away thus reducing the amount of radiation you are exposed to. ...
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Added by geeker (12 August 2008)
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Limit your conversations on the cellphone

Try to limit the time spent on using the phone. The less you use it, the lesser the amount of time spent with the phone next to your head and the lesser the exposure to cellphone radiation. ...
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Added by geeker (12 August 2008)
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Carry your phone in the furthermost pocket in your bag

Use a bag when you are on the move and place the phone in the pocket that is furthest from your body to reduce the radiation reaching your body. Try not to put your cellphone in your shirt or pants pocket when you are on the move. ...
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Added by geeker (12 August 2008)
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Limit the usage of mobile phone while you are in a car.

When you are inside a car, the shell of the car serves as an amplifier to the radiation, so using a mobile phone in the car would expose you to more radiation than when you are using it outside. ...
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Added by geeker (12 August 2008)
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Use speaker mode

Switch the phone to speaker mode and talk with the phone at a distance. Having the phone at a distance will reduce your exposure to the radiation emitted by the phone. ...
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Keep keypad side facing your skin if you have to carry it ne

The cellphone antenna is usually situated at the back of the phone, so having the keypad side facing you will provide a certain distance between the antenna and your body, thus reducing exposure slightly. ...
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Use the phone only when reception is strong

When reception is weak, the phone needs to emit a stronger signal to its base station. This stronger signal means a larger doze of radiation being emitted by the phone. ...
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Added by geeker (14 August 2008)
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Switch sides when using the cellphone for extended periods o

While in a conversation on a cellphone, you can switch from left side to right side so that you spread the exposure to the radiation on each side. Of course it is preferable that you either use the speaker phone or the hands-free. ...
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Go old school. Use a landline.

If you are truly paranoid about the health risks posed by cellphone usage, just sell off your cellphone and use landlines instead. ...
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Added by scooterguy (14 August 2008)
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