California Health Officials Issue Advisory on Cell Phones
Filed under: EMF Energy
Do you sometimes keep your cell phone in your pocket, wear it on your belt, or even store it in your bra? According to the state of California’s Department of Public Health, those would all be a bad idea. The agency has just released suggestions on safe cell phone use, and wearing your phone on your body is a big no-no.
Other concerns include using the phone when the signal is poor, such is when you’re in a weak coverage area or inside an elevator, and using the phone to stream video. Either of these actions causes the phone to work harder to get a signal, potentially increasing its electromagnetic field and exposing you to excessive levels of “EMF” radiation.
Why the sudden concern? Well, first of all, it’s not sudden. For years experts have warned of possible negative health effects, such as cancer, from exposure to electromagnetic fields. But in 2016, UC Berkeley professor Joel Moskowitz filed a lawsuit against California’s Department of Public Health, forcing them to release their document entitled “Cell Phones and Health”. This document had existed within the agency since 2010, yet had never been released to the public.
You can access a PDF of the release by following this link.
Interestingly enough, California DPH is not the only state agency to express concerns over cell phones and a possible link to cancer. Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has issued a similar warning, along with recommendations for safe use of cellular devices. Some of those recommendations include:
- Don’t wear your cell phone
- Turn off your cell phone when not in use
- Don’t use your phone when the signal is weak
- Use the speakerphone feature, rather than holding the device to your head
Are these guidelines reasonable? Sure. Most people can easily follow some basic safety rules. But it can take time to change your habits, and we don’t yet know the extent of the danger.
In the meantime, you can install a GIA Cell Guard that neutralizes potentially harmful EMFs emitted by your phone, while strengthening your own bio-field. We still recommend that you use your device safely, but the Cell Guard is yet another safeguard against negative health effects from EMF exposure. To learn more about the Cell Guard and how it works, give us a call or send an email.