Do you know how much time you are REALLY spending on the phone?
You might be surprised by the number of cumulative hours a day you’re attached to the small screen you’re probably reading this on right now. We have become so dependent on our phones for all things work, entertainment, and interpersonal connection.
Being too attached to the cell phone is not only unhealthy, but it can also be downright dangerous. We receive high doses of harmful radiation which can lead to life-altering ailments like migraines, tissue damage, and even cancer.
That’s why I wanted to share my top recommendations for cell phone safety essentials with you. Let’s uncover why cell phones are dangerous, ways you can reduce your screen time, and how we can more safely use the cell phone when we must.
Cell phone technology has only been around for about two decades and the FCC regulations that cell phone companies abide by is 16 years old. There are billions more people using cell phones that there were back then, and wireless signals are inescapable. EMF radiation is all around us and there is still so much we don’t know about long term effects of exposure.
There are already scientific studies linking cell phone use to headaches, tinnitus, parotid gland tumors, sperm damage, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, heart irregularities, and damage to the developing brain.
Children can absorb EMF radiation up to ten times more than an adult – putting them at even greater risk of harm. Cell phones are regularly marketed to children in the United States, but six other nations — Switzerland, Germany, Israel, France, United Kingdom, and Finland — have recommended reducing children's exposures to cell phone radiation.
For information specific to the radiation associated with the rollout of 5G, check out my article: "What You Must Know About 5G EMF Exposure."
There is much we can’t control about our exposure to EMF radiation from other’s cell phones, the WiFi all around us, and cell phone towers in our communities. That’s why it’s important we limit our own personal use as much as possible.
Cell phone use can mean anything from calling a loved one, to scrolling social media, to playing a game. There are many aspects of this technology that can be downright addictive and make it tough to put the phone away.
So, here are a few tips to unplug and be more present in the here and now:
Your neck will thank you for implementing these tips since you will be looking down at your phone way less! Don’t be surprised if your posture improves and you feel more grounded and present in your body.
When you do have to have your phone on you, make sure and follow these safety guidelines whenever possible to reduce your EMF exposure.
I hope this information helps motivate you to assess your cell phone usage and encourages healthier digital habits. Knowing the facts is half the battle of adapting safer cell phone habits.
Remember that there is a lot to experience and enjoy right in front of you when you aren’t so sidetracked by a phone. Here’s to a healthier, more present future!