With today’s technologies, our lives have become better in many ways. But these technologies that we are all making use of today – such as cell phones, WiFi, and so on – come with risks to our health as well. Cell phones are notorious for emitting EMFs or electromagnetic fields, and this has the potential to cause damage to our body’s cells.
The EMFs emitted by cell phones can easily interfere with your own body’s functions, and it can result in conditions such as insomnia, a weak immune system, and more. Some individuals may even be affected by more serious conditions, such as depression, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and even Alzheimer’s. So, the big question is, what can you do to mitigate the effects of electromagnetic fields on your body? You can’t very well stop using your cell phone, as it has become a valuable part of our everyday lives. Here, then, are the best and most effective ways you can protect yourself from cell phone radiation.
- Store it at a distance
Many people choose to put their cell phones in their pockets, and some women even place their cell phones in their bras. This is a no-no, as the radiation from the cell phone can actually result in breast cancer in women as well as low motility and sperm count in men, as some research has indicated. The best thing you can do is place your cell phone in a bag or purse; as long as it’s away from your body, this is already an effective way of reducing the effects of EMFs.
- Use speakers
When you place a call, it is better to use your speakers or place your cell phone on speaker mode rather than hold it against your ear. It has been shown that when you hold your cell phone right next to your ear, your salivary glands can become exposed to EMFs, and this puts you at risk of developing conditions such as parotid gland cancer. According to research, there has been an increase in the development of parotid gland cancer between 1970 and 2006  and if you think about it, this may have a relation to our increased use of cell phones.
- Turn it off
If you don’t have to use your cell phone, you might as well turn it off. When the cell phone is turned off, it will not emit any radiation. If you can’t turn it off, you can put it in airplane mode instead.
- Think about other options
We often make use of our cell phones when we are out since it’s the best way to communicate with other people. But nowadays, with the advent of platforms such as Skype, you have another option. Rather than use your cell phone to place a call, why not just use Skype? Better yet, just use your landline if you are at home.
- Use an EMF shield
Today, you can also take advantage of devices which are made expressly to shield and protect us from cell phone radiation. Cell phone radiation protection products such as special shields and chips can help lessen your exposure to EMFs, and you can protect yourself further with the use of specially-made pendants and jewellery as well.
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