Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mobile Phone Safety Facts

We all know that Mobile Phone has become an essential gadget for every one of us now a days. But there are lot of controversies about using a Mobile Phone.  Nearly 80% of the world population have mobile phones.  There is an evidence about the harm of Electromagnetic radiations from mobile phones.  So there is a need to take certain precautions to reduce the risk of electromagnetic radiation effect.  The first advice is to use the mobile phone as minimum as possible because even a two-minute call from a mobile phone alters the natural electrical activity of the brain for one hour.  Here are some of the tips to reduce the risk and to be safe from the effects of mobile phone.

  • Don't keep the mobile phone near to your head while sleeping. Either switch it off or keep it at least 6 feet away from your head. 
  • Keep the mobile set at least 2 to 7 inches away from your head while talking or you can use loudspeaker mode.  It reduces the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the brain.
  • If it is necessary to keep mobile phone in your pocket, keep the keypad towards you so that the antenna faces away from you.
  • Try to avoid usage of mobile phone in metal containers like elevators, air planes, trains and vehicles as it increases the electromagnetic radiations.
  • Avoid using wired headsets. Blue tooth head sets are better as they emit 1/100th of the Electromagnetic radiations of normal phone.
  • Never allow children below 15 years to use mobile phones. This may cause brain tumors for the children.
  • Always keep the mobile phone away from new born babies as their brain gets affected by the electromagnetic radiations and increases the risk of cancer.

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