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Cell Phones and Cancer Risks

Using your cellphone is dangerous and increases your risk of brain cancer according to scientific studies. Your brain is right behind your ear and is absorbing radiation while your cellphone is against your ear. Scientific studies have been going on since the advent of cellphones but more and more evidence is accumulating to support the theory. There are some steps you can take to reduce the risk other than throwing your cellphone away, which would be the only way to avoid any risk of radiation caused cancer.

The risk of cancer from cell phone use has been going around and around for awhile now. Due to the latest study the risks are very credible and we should pay attention, especially those who are glued to their cell phone. There are some steps you can take to decrease your risks, other than throwing away your cellphone. We would be wise to protect our brains from radiation. The radiation from cell phones aren’t the same as the kind in a nuclear plant. Cell phones expose you to nonionizing radiation. It’s the same radiation produced by a microwave oven. It’s created by radio frequency that causes heating.

There is no doubt that when you hold your cell phone to your ear you are exposing your brain to radiation and cancer. There are some steps you can take to reduce the radiation. Number one, move your phone from ear to ear every few minutes to shorten the radiation in one area. Number two, shorten your conversations. If you need to talk long use your home phone, its safe. Just following these two steps will substantially shorten your exposure.

Your cellphone is a receiver and a transmitter packed in one small device. It links to a cell tower where your signal is amplified and sent to other towers. If you are far from a cell tower the phone boosts it’s own transmitting power. That means your cellphone is powering up and giving you a larger dose of radiation. So, avoid using your cellphone when you are in an area with a low signal. Wait until you are closer to towers.

Some phones require more transmitting power. Choose a cellphone that’s conservative. Look here for cellphones with power variations and shows how much each model uses.

When you speak on a cellphone your ear is moving radiation to the most vulnerable part of your body, your brain. Use your speaker when you can to hold the cellphone away from your body. Even a few inches can lower the radiation.

Don’t consider clipping your cellphone to your belt. Your groin is another very vulnerable area. Also some scientists say that wired headsets serve as tiny antennas that direct signals straight to your head. But it might still be better than holding the phone against your ear. It’s risky either way.

There is a type of headset that uses a tube to direct the sound to your head. The sound of your voice travels through a tube using it’s own energy instead of electrical wires. The above tips seem to be more important but if interested you can find more information about tubes here:

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  1. The Soul Explorer

    On June 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm


    Thank you for this information. We should avoid the radiation to affect our brains.

  2. lapasan

    On June 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    You have given me tips on how to use my cell phone safely- that is to reduce the amount of radiation that my body could possibly absorbed when using it.

  3. addjusting

    On June 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hi, Vegetarian. Yeah, it is true. There are somethings they are not telling us and we should be careful about it.

  4. galore

    On June 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    nice information, Thanks for sharing.

  5. Darlene McFarlane

    On June 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    This is good information, Ruby, and worth warning people about. Like the other readers have said..we need to be careful and not just depend on someone to figure it out for us. I worry about my husband keeping his cell phone in his left breast pocket.

  6. Shirley Shuler

    On June 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the information and tips Ruby.

  7. reiny

    On June 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    great information, I usually using headsets if i’m in long corversation, but some of your tips very useful, thanks for share.

  8. Borhan

    On June 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you very much for the information.

  9. Brenda Nelson

    On June 26, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    people who think the government would never allow people to have things that cause cancer are wrong.. cell phones are not safe.. good tips Ruby.

  10. crisdiwata

    On June 27, 2011 at 3:16 am

    We should really take cautions in everything we do and everything we use. Thanks.

  11. PR Mace

    On June 27, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for the words of caution.

  12. Hettie

    On June 27, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Great article Ruby, thanks for the information

  13. siriiiii

    On June 27, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Great share . This one of the risk we are facing.

  14. Atanacio

    On June 27, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Once again Ruby Useful information thank you for sharing Frank :)

  15. articlesfactory

    On June 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

    why cell phone talking always?

  16. RS Lannan

    On June 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Good coverage. This has long been a hot-button topic for me–I’ve published a few articles here on the topic.this is extra important for the health of our kids:

  17. megamatt09

    On June 27, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Yeah I can see how this would be a problem. It would be a big problem for some people for sure.

  18. Jimmy Shilaho

    On June 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I am addicted to my cell phone, I don’t see myself stopping its use.

  19. chitragopi

    On June 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Very good tips which everyone should know. Tks for sharing

  20. Payge

    On June 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I usually keep my cell in a purse or back pocket and isnt on it as much as some folks are.Has heard many times what you stated here and takes it very seriously.But only uses the cell when I need to and leae it on the desk most of the time.

  21. SharifaMcFarlane

    On June 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    What about the radiation from all the cell phones near us at work, on the train and subway.

  22. Mark Gordon Brown

    On June 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    B and I have a cell phone its for emergencies only, we often dont even carry it.

  23. briantaylor1992

    On June 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve been hearing rumors about cell phone use causing cancer for years, but I still use my cell phone all the time, which I know isn’t exactly the greatest of ideas. I knew they produced radiation, but I was unaware that more is pumped with a lower signal. It makes sense, I just never thought of it. Great article! :)

  24. Eunice Tan

    On June 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Thing that makes us worry.

  25. leewalls

    On June 28, 2011 at 12:35 am

    This is an excellent article. Thank you so very much. Many people are addicted to their phone and really should heed this warning. I know they’ve been mentioning this for years now.

    Many say they can’t give up using it but when they realize something is wrong it may be too late. Please don’t be stubborn about what you know. Better to be safe than sorry.

  26. merlinjh

    On June 28, 2011 at 12:38 am

    great share!

  27. sambasivarao

    On June 28, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Good helpful information.

  28. yes me

    On June 28, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Another great share Ruby cheers

  29. Hazel Crowther

    On June 28, 2011 at 7:57 am

    My goodness it makes you think, thank you for the information.

  30. Dennis N OBrien

    On July 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I used to work on high powered radio transmitters and believe me they can be deadly. I’ve no doubt that sustained exposure to even relatively low RF power as in a cell phone (we call them mobile phones) is not a good idea.

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