posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 10:57 AM
I think I no longer can keep my hands off the keyboard. I'm going to give you some points to consider about the cell phone safety. Please bear with
The cellular phones typically have the antenna hidden inside the phone. In some phones the (main) antenna is in the upper part close to your ear, in
some others in the lower part of the phone close to your palm. Still, more or less the entire phone radiates electromagnetic energy to some
extent due to size and cost limitations of the internal shielding, so the radiation is not completely limited to the area surrounding the antenna. If
you really want to protect your head by putting some sort of a "protective magic patch" on the phone it won't work; you'd need to cover the
whole phone in some special material that absorbs all the radiated energy that comes out of the phone. After this, the phone can no longer be
used: the poor phone won't be able to communicate with the cell tower any more as it has lost the antenna signal. Also the battery will drain
incredibly fast as the phone is desperately trying to find a cell tower and calls it continuously, transmitting at the maximum power.
The BEST and CHEAPEST way to protect yourself from any potentially harmful cell phone radiation is to keep it off your ear all the
time. In my opinion, for any longer calls you should use the wired headset that most likely was provided with your phone, but also available as an
accessory for a couple of bucks. This headset is a device that has an extra microphone and earplug or two at the end of a long cable that connects to
the phone. Using a wired headset you can quite safely use the phone while keeping the phone in your hand, pocket or desk, and thus reducing the
harmful radiation your head receives by nearly 100%. When the wired headsets became available as cell phone accessories about ten years ago, I thought
they looked stupid especially when you saw someone walking around with a wire coming out of your ear, and seemingly talking to yourself! But now I
know better, and I've gotten used to the idea that you don't need to (or even should!) hold the phone at your ear when you use it.
There are also wireless headsets for cell phones, often called Bluetooth headsets. To some people they are more comfortable than the wired headsets,
but they still have a radio transmitter that radiates electromagnetic energy very close to your ear. However, the energy levels used are much lower
than in cell phones, so the potential risks of radiation are much lower. I still try to avoid the use of a wireless headset as well if I have to make
a long phonecall, and I limit its use to when I'm driving and I absolutely have to make or answer a call.
Also it might be good practice not to sleep very close to the phone. I'd assume that a safe distance from your pillow to the phone would be about one
meter, or three feet. The reason for this is that there may be some indications of a disturbed sleep if there is a cell phone very close to your head
when you sleep. The phone is communicating with the cell tower about every ten minutes whenever it's turned on, just to inform that "I'm
here and ready to receive calls, should anyone call me".
There is still little official information available about the risks of frequent exposure to cell phone radiation. However, we also still know very
little of the human body and and "the magic that makes us tick". The long-term effects of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation to the wonderful
quantum computer that we have inside our skulls are mostly unknown -- or suppressed. This is why I emphasize everyone to be rather safe than sorry
when using their cell phones. Don't be afraid of your phones, just use them wisely.
Actually, I work for this industry, so basically as a loyal sheeployee I should be denying and debunking every possible danger that might be involved
with cell phones! Go figure...
[edit on 30.3.2008 by Doc Lithium]