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Are Cell Phones Bad For Your Health?

Apr 28, 2008
It's in the back of everyone's mind, but have you checked into the facts and reports? Studies have shown some types of cellular phones to be harmful and possibly cancer causing agents. Although there are governing bodies that are supposed to regulate and protect us, consumers, from harmful substances, we should still examine what is really at stake.

First of all, let's take a look at what it is in cellular phones that may be an apparent risk. Cellular phones operate like a radio on radio frequency (RF), and some emit harmful levels of RF, while most cell phones do not. The Federal Communications Commission regulates a maximum amount of RF that can be transmitted. It is important to note that cell phones do not emit ionizing radiation, the kind that damages DNA, which has the ability to cause cancer, so rest assure.

In the old days, we carried around transportable telephones, called "bag phones." These bag phones are known to emit too much RF that has raised question of safety. Fortunately, today these are extremely hard to find, in fact, I haven't seen one in about 10 years. Most of the handheld cell phones we use today have an antenna built inside the phone where it is shielded for our protection to minimize RF transmission to some level. Cell phones that are in use today have been altered to operate on a lower level of RF frequency than those of the earlier days, like bag phones. This lower level of RF frequency has been deemed safe.

In case you are still leery and not convinced that cell phones are safe, there are some precautions you can take by investing in some neat cell phone accessories. These cell phone accessories include; an external antenna that sits on the outside of your car, wired earpiece, or even Bluetooth technology earpiece. The external antenna that sits outside of your car is a good defense against exposure to RF emissions because the metal and windows between the car and window act like a barrier that shield the RF emissions. Next, the wired earpiece is a bit of a hassle, but with this the phone remains away from your head, and some feel that it eliminates risk of brain tumors, which is a belief that is hard pressed for a lack of facts based on studies and research aimed to discover whether or not cell phones are linked to cancer. The Bluetooth earpiece is an increasingly popular cell phone accessory, which serves the same purpose as the wired earpiece, but without the wire, in other words, it's a wireless earpiece. There is also a lack of facts that support that this wireless technology is a hazard, and many studies have been conducted to test the efficacy of its use. Personally, I feel that the Bluetooth allows better mobility.

To conclude, whether or not you believe there is some health hazards associated with cellular phones, there are protections enacted by the FCC, and big business has an ethical duty to provide us with products that are safe. If you feel that you must invest in some further precautions in order to limit your exposure to RF emissions, the cell phone accessories above are a great start.
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