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Smartphone Radiation – Take Steps to Protect Yourself

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What is smartphone radiation? How harmful is it? Should you care about this topic? The word radiation is very scary to some people, while others don’t know what it means. In this article, you will know whether the issue of radiation is a concern or not.

What is Radiation?

In referring to it, people often mention harmful radiation along with electromagnetic fields. There are basically two parts to radiation. One is ionizing and the other is non-ionizing. However, this is not a technical writeup so no detailing that.
Top question is- can smartphone radiation be that bad to the stage that it damages humans because of its frequency, power, and interaction mechanism?

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It has been said that phone frequencies between 450 – 2000MHz are available but 800 or 900 are the most common. When a smartphone user makes a call, the frequency can be high at the initial stage when the call is being connected. It can go up to 2watts when a call begins and can later go down to .02 watts. That happens during optimal operation. Remember, at this period the phone could be very close to your head.

A recent investigation revealed that one of the biggest risks of smartphone radiation may be coming from iPhone 7. That investigation also revealed that other smartphones may be as dangerous as it has spurred lawsuits here and there calling on legislators to warn manufacturers to lower the levels of radiation in smartphones. The problem is that these devices are now part of everyday living.

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Today, the unlimited games, applications, and also social media we make use of in our phones make us spend more time associated with the use of smartphones. More people, old and young alike are making use of these device and for a longer time too than it used to be 10 years ago. On that merit, we should all be concerned about the possibility of our health being slowly affected through intense use of mobile smartphones.

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How to Avoid Smartphone Radiation

Is the story of smartphone radiation true or can we continue living our smartphone lives the way we have always been doing? It is better to take precautions and here some things we can keep in mind as we make use of our phones everyday.

  1. As seen above, radiation can be powerful when you’re making a call. Do not hold the phone and press it to your ear during the time you make a call. Those  who make use of earphones or Bluetooth devices are on a safer side when it comes to smartphone radiation.
  2. It is also important to read the manufacturer’s warning which most of the time warns against keeping your mobile devices against your head, skin and other areas. It is recommended that you keep your phone at least 10mm away from you most of the time. avoid keeping it in your pocket and for women, they should avoid keeping it in their bra.
  3. Text more than you talk. You know that when you text the phone will most likely be on your hand. You’re somehow still distancing yourself from the near field radiation the smartphone emits.

Lastly, remember that there many things you can do to protect yourself from smartphone radiation. Whether it is strong enough to harm you or not is not the bother. You must take affirmative steps to take care of yourself.