We humans are slowly learning about the detrimental effects from our cell phones, WiFi, microwave ovens, power poles, transformer lines, mis-wired electricity, smart meters and more.
What Is Your Cellphone Doing to You?
Big controversy! The World Health Organization has declared that cell phone radiation may be linked to brain cancer. (www.jenniferzumbrink.com/)
This declaration by the World Health Organization put cell phones and other wireless devices in a class 2b possible human carcinogen (same class as DDT and chloroform). http://centerforsaferwireless.us/web/main/index.php/wireless-devices/cell-phones
In October, 2012, the Italian Supreme Court recognized a ‘causal’ link between heavy mobile phone use and brain tumor risk in a worker’s compensation case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_radiation_and_health.
My testing meter showed that my home office had high levels of microwaves—which is a subset of radio frequencies. It was caused from our neighbor’s WiFi router. So I moved my computer and desk to a little room in our home that registered no blasting at all of the detrimental microwaves.
Then one day I got out my testing meter and checked this little room. I was devastated. Not only did the meter register waves of over 10, which means it was getting into the danger zone, it measured over 2,000! That is 2,000 microwatts per meter squared. I took my computer into the kitchen where the readings are always under ten. I fussed and fumed and decided the neighbors had moved their WiFi router to be next to my little room.
When I walked back into that room, I noticed my cell phone was there. Since I always keep it on airplane mode, it doesn’t emit any microwaves. Just to be sure, I checked it. Whoops, it was not on airplane mode. It was my cell phone, and not the neighbor’s WiFi router that was blasting out the microwaves. So I turned my cell phone on to airplane mode, brought my computer back into the little room, and sighed in relief.
If you have a smart phone, turned on, and it is within six feet of you right now, it is probably messing with your immune system as you read this. It would be a good idea right now to put it on airplane mode or turn it off, and then read a more complete list of solutions below.
Solutions to microwaves blasting from a cell phone:
I use a smart phone and I text, so as much as possible I follow this protocol:
Use speaker phone whenever possible, instead of putting the phone to your ear.
Keep your phone encased in shielding material or a phone shield. Click on 'Buy shielding for EMF issues'. (I receive a small referral fee if you buy through the link - or if you buy over the phone and tell them you were referred by Katie Lawson's blog.)
If you use a headset, the airtube type is considered safe. All others are not, as they have a wire that sends the radiation from the phone to your ear, head and brain. Here’s one article online:
Keep your phone on ‘airplane mode’ or else keep it at least six feet away from any part of your body whenever possible.
If you need to hold it to your ear, make the call as short as possible.
If the signal is weak, move to a location that has a strong signal before calling. The weaker the signal, the stronger the radiation.
Don’t use the phone in the car, except in emergencies. A metal container, such as an automobile, can act as a Faraday cage, causing the emitting radiation to be stronger inside the vehicle.
Volkswagen of Europe has warned that cell phone usage inside a car can be ‘injurious to health due to the extremely high electromagnetic fields’.
Text, instead of calling whenever possible. Text more, talk less. Even better, whenever possible, talk to the person in person.
Try this: While your cell phone is on ‘airplane mode’ write your texts and click ‘send’. THEN take it off ‘airplane mode’ to send the texts. As soon as they are sent, put your phone back on airplane mode.
If you need your cell phone to check the time of day or to use the alarm clock, put it on ‘airplane mode’. Most cell phones can do everything on ‘airplane mode’ except make and receive calls and go online. Experiment with yours to see all the things you can accomplish while on ‘airplane mode’.
Keep your phone turned off completely as much as possible.
And of course, don’t call or text while driving—ever. A local story I remember from a few years ago: A teenage driver glanced down at her phone to read a text she had just received. In that instance, she drove off the road, crashed and died. The text message—“Just wondering what you’re doing right now.”