There’s one fact which may astound you about cell phone use: did you know that as of the year 2014, there were already 6.9 billion cell phone users around the globe? The numbers must be a lot more today, especially since more and more individuals choose to have not just one cell phone, but two. But another astonishing fact is this: all of these 6.9 billion cell phone users are at risk for harm from electromagnetic radiation emitted by electromagnetic fields, or EMF.
The facts on EMF radiation
Whilst electromagnetic fields are often a natural occurrence (even our bodies produce them in our natural bodily functions), the EMFs from cell phones are reputed to have a potential to damage the body. The EMFs produced by cell phones have the potential to interfere with your body’s electrical system, resulting in disrupted sleep and the inhibition of the immune system’s function, and it even affects the production of hormones and the body’s ability to heal itself. There is also a suspicion that EMFs can cause the increase of such ailments as anxiety and depression, chronic pain and fatigue, and even Alzheimer’s.
So now, the big question on everyone’s mind is this: how do you protect yourself from radiation from your cell phone? Here’s how:
Keep it away
If possible, don’t keep your cell phone right next to your skin or body. Your cell phone should not be placed in your pocket. If you can, keep your cell phone in your purse or a bag, or at least keep it in a cell phone case (preferably made from a sturdy material such as leather, canvas, or plastic).
Make use of speaker mode
When using your cell phone, try not to keep it right next to your ear as well. The best thing to do is to use headphones or place your cell phone on speaker mode. This is because studies have shown that placing a cell phone right next to the ear can be a cause of certain cancers, such as parotid gland cancer (the parotid gland is a salivary gland in the cheek).
Turn it off
The problem with many cell phone users today is that their cell phones are usually turned on 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even whilst it’s being charged! Whenever possible, or whenever you don’t need it or are not using it, turn your cell phone off. If the cell phone is off, it will not produce any radiation.
Use a protection device
Nowadays, there are actually certain devices which you can use to protect yourself from EMF radiation. There are various cell phone radiation protection products, such as EMF cell phone chips, jewellery, specially-made shields, and more, which you can benefit from in order to protect yourself and your loved ones from EMF radiation.
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