Distance matters.

Keep the phone away from your head and body. While talking on your cell phone, prefer to position the cell phone away from your body as far as possible.

Whenever possible, use the speakerphone mode or an air tube wired headset (not a wireless headset, not a wireless earpiece).  


Avoid carrying your cell phone on your body at all times

Do not carry a powered ON cell phone in your pocket or bra. Cell phones emit radiation constantly, even when you are not actively using them. Power them 100% off before you carry them near your body. 

Protect your fertility.

This radiation has been shown to damage sperm and ovaries. Many people move the phone away from their head to reduce exposure but down to their torso, forgetting that a cell phone or laptop to the abdomen results in higher radiation absorption to the reproductive organs. 

Did you know there are instructions in your cell phone manual with a seperation distance the manufactuer recommends that you keep your cell phone  away from your body? Keeping it closer than the designated distance can result in a violation of the government’s FCC limits.   See the hidden warnings in cell phone manuals here. 

Avoid using your cell phone when the signal is weak.

Avoid using your cell phone when the signal is weak or when moving at high speed, such as in vehicles (car, bus, train or airplane) and elevators, as automatically power increases to emit a maximum amount of radiation because the phone repeatedly attempts to connect to each nearest network antenna. 

Children should only use cell phones for emergencies.

Children’s skulls are thinner than adults’ and their brains are still developing. Hence, radiation from cell phones penetrates more deeply into their brains and is likely to cause more damage. 

Learn more about how children are more vulnerable here. 


Do not sleep with your cell phone powered on.

Research shows that sleep is disrupted by cell phone radiation. Need an alarm clock? Simply set the phone to “airplane” or “flight” or “off-line” mode, which will stop “wireless” electromagnetic field emissions.

Use a corded home landline.

Use a corded home landline (not a home cordless phone, because cordless phones use electromagnetic microwave technology just like cell phones). Most cordless phone base stations constantly emit microwave radiation regardless of whether or not any connected handset is in use. The cordless phone handsets also emit microwave radiation. Corded landlines have no radiation emissions and are the best choice.

Use your home and office corded landline for most conversations.

Forward your cell phone to landlines whenever you are at home, then power off the cell phone without missing a call. Biological effects can be related to both strength of cell phone radiation dose and duration of exposure, so consider whether or not your communication is urgent.  

Avoid using your cell phone inside spaces that are surrounded by metal like a car, elevator, bus, train, or airplane.

The metal surroundings reflect the waves inside the vehicle, often increasing your radiation exposure. Your use also passively exposes other persons near you (children, pregnant women, and other adults) to your phone’s electromagnetic radiation fields, and also their exposure often increases when inside those metal enclosures. 

Minimize time. 

Whenever possible, minimize talk time and choose to communicate via text messaging rather than making a voice call to limit the duration of exposure and the proximity to the body. Hold the phone out, away from your body when you press “send,” and do not rest your phone against your abdomen as you text.

Do not rest a laptop on your lap. 

Wi-Fi laptops and tablets also emit the same type of radiofrequency radiation as cell phones.  Learn more about how to reduce exposure to wireless laptops and computers here. 

Share Source: Environmental Health Trust