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Cell phones emit electromagnetic field (emf) radiation to an extent, but is it harmful or the internet is too loud in this debate? Let’s find out more about the radiation effect of cell phones and also on how to keep safe from it, putting it on limit.
A few years back, mobile handsets were used just as a communication tool. Today, we turn to cell phones for everything. Besides making a call, we use phones for music, streaming, health tracking, finding locations (map), gaming device, GPS, newspapers, and so on. Today, cell phones are most handy partners always with us but are we aware of the effects of radiation from them?
Electromagnetic Radiation is classified as ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. X-rays, Cosmic rays, are ionizing radiation which is a high-frequency signal, and the energy from such radiation is so high that it may even cause DNA damage, leading to the risk of cancer.
The mobile phones communicate with the nearby cell towers by emitting Radio frequency (RF) signals. These RF signals are non-ionizing radiation which means they are low-frequency signals. The energy from such radiation is too low to affect DNA. But still, it can prompt the molecules in the body to vibrate, raising body temperature.
The human body absorbs energy from mobile devices that emit radio frequency radiation, heating different areas of the body where a cell phone is held (e.g., the ear and head). So, we feel our ears or heads heated up when we talk on the phone for a long time. However, this heating is not sufficient to increase the overall body temperature.
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The researchers are still debating whether mobile phone radiation could amount to the extent of seriousness or not. But, being active mobile phone users, we can’t deny having symptoms like sleeplessness, headache, eye and ear-related problem, and stress after using phones for a long time. The catch is we can’t stop using smartphones as it has become our daily driver for increasing efficiency, connectivity, and functionality at our fingertips. Thus, to minimize the hazards of mobile phone radiation, we must be aware of when, where, and how to use it.
Here is how to keep yourself safe from the radiation from mobile phone usage and put it under limit/threshold.
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