Where is your cell phone? In your hand? Tucked into your pocket? Clipped to your belt?
If it’s ANYWHERE on your body, you need to keep reading. Because there’s something you need to know… information which could save your life.
A stunning new animal study has finally answered the question many of us have about our cell phone. Is it safe?
And I’ll warn you, you might not like the answer.
According to researchers at the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) the radiation produced by cell phones CAN cause cancer and brain tumors.
Cell phone radiation linked to cancer
Researchers exposed rats to the same so-called “safe” radiation our cell phones give off. And before long many of the critters developed heart cancer and brain tumors.
The doses of radiation were higher than what most folks are exposed to when using their cell phone. But the results are still troubling. And even the researchers had to admit this means our smartphones aren’t as harmless as we’ve been told they are.
Of course, the FDA claims no one should apply these findings to humans. But the truth is our dependence on cell phones is growing. And with 95 percent of all Americans owning and using them now, our radiation exposure levels are far higher than they were even just a decade ago.
Research linked radiation to brain tumors
And this new study isn’t the first time we’ve gotten bad news about cell phone radiation. For example, a 2017 review published in the journal Neurological Sciences uncovered a disturbing trend.
The weaker studies and those funded by the cell phone industry often painted the radiation as perfectly safe. While higher-quality research not tied to the industry linked the same radiation to higher rates of brain tumors.
And another meta-analysis published in PLOS One confirmed there’s a significant association between cell phone radiation and tumor development as well.
6 steps to reduce cell phone radiation dangers
But let’s face it; cell phones aren’t going anywhere. Most of us can’t live without them anymore. The digital age is here to stay. Which means you need to take steps to protect yourself from the harmful radiation that comes with living in the 21st century.
Following are six simple changes you can make starting today which could help reduce your exposure…
1. Reduce use:
When you’re at home, don’t use your cell phone. Switch to a landline or use a software such as Skype on your computer. Save mobile calls for when you’re ACTUALLY mobile.
2. Keep your distance:
Put some distance between your cell phone and your body when you’re not using it. At home, leave it on the counter or a table instead of carrying it around with you wherever you go. And never take your phone to bed with you. Leave it charging somewhere away from the bed… or better yet in another room
And ladies, STOP putting your phone in your bra. You are exposing your breasts to cancer-linked radiation every time you do.
3. Use a headset:
Get into the habit of using a headset or speaker when you’re on the cell phone. This puts some distance between the cell phone radiation and your brain.
Don’t forget if you use a Bluetooth device, you should remove it from your ear as soon as your conversation is over.
4. Send texts:
Opt for texting instead of cell phone calls whenever you can. The amount of radiation exposure drops dramatically with every inch you put between you and your smartphone. So simply texting instead of calling can make a huge difference.
5. Switch to airplane mode:
Even when you’re not flying the friendly skies, you can set your cell phone to Airplane Mode. This will take your phone offline cutting off the dangerous radiation exposure.
Don’t worry, you can still take pictures, play games, and even use some of your different apps with this setting switched on. And whenever you need to make a call or send a text switching back to regular mode is a breeze.
6. Create a barrier:
Invest in a shielding case. These special cases block radiation so when you have it on your body… in a pocket, in your purse, or on your hip… you’re not exposing yourself to even more cell phone radiation.
The evidence is starting to pile up. Cell phone radiation isn’t harmless. Over time, it could be raising your own risk of cancer. Make these six simple changes to reduce your exposure TODAY.