NEW GUIDELINES: CA Department of Public Health

Elie Marks, director of the California Brain Tumor Association, said she hopes people will finally listen now that the California Department of Public Health is backing up what activists have been saying for years.

“People need to know that cell phones as they are currently used are not safe,” Marks said. “So we need to keep them away from our bodies – not keep them in pockets, not keep them in bras, don’t sleep with them near us at night. Children are especially vulnerable, so this is very helpful.”

 

Some of California’s recommendations are to:

  • Keep the phone away from the body whenever possible. Carry it in a purse or briefcase instead of a pocket or bra
  • Reduce cell phone use when the signal is weak (i.e., the phone shows only one or two bars), or if you’re in a fast-moving car or bus, since phones put off more radio frequency energy at those times
  • Reduce the use of cell phones to stream audio or video, or to download or upload large files
  • Keep the phone away from your bed at night, especially away from your head
  • Remove headsets when you’re not on a call
  • Avoid products that claim to block radio frequency energy. These products may actually increase your exposure.

Read the full article here:

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-14/health-issues/state-of-ca-keep-cell-phones-away-from-your-body/a60647-1

And here’s another article from Forbes.com:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/12/16/california-warns-about-cell-phone-exposure-and-health-risks/#3044aab834a3

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