How to Hold Your Cell Phone Safely

Brad Proper
by Brad Proper — 1 year ago in Technology < 1 min. read

First, don’t hold it up to your face while you’re driving. In fact, don’t use it driving unless it’s on a hands-free handset. Don’t use it while skateboarding, motorcycling or operating heavy machinery either. Now that the obvious stuff is out of the way, let’s talk about some not so obvious points.

There are studies that show the small amount of radiation coming from a phone, especially when it is in a poor coverage area searching for a connection, is a link to an increased cancer risk. The science is still being debated, but it is worth noting. So here are a few precautions, just to make sure you aren’t at risk: 

Talk on your phone with a headset, or on speakerphone to keep the phone away from your head. 

Don’t tuck the phone in your bra or front pocket where it is in close proximity to tissue already susceptible to cancer. 

Never sleep with your phone under your pillow. 

Never use a cheap charger. Use the one that came with the phone.

There you have it. A few tips we thought we’d pass on. Phones do emit a small amount of radiation that has been deemed safe by the FCC (The new iPhone emits twice the legal limit). But it’s always good to err on the side of caution.

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