Mobile devices and smartphones are essential to our everyday lives. According to research, the world has 5 billion mobile users (2017 data) across the globe. This shows that most of the world’s population has a smartphone or other mobile device.
Although smartphones offer more convenience in our everyday lives, they can also create serious health issues due to prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation. We will look at ways to use smartphones and other mobile devices safely.
1. Avoid long conversation
A long conversation with no headphones can cause heat to brain cells due to electromagnetic radiation. Radio Frequency radiation can be absorbed by human cells and cause damage to tissues within our bodies in time. Long-term exposure to radiation with high power can harm brain cells and skin, ears, etc.
The short-term effects of EM radiation on individuals are different. Some experience fatigue, headaches, dizziness etc. During a conversation on the cell phone, minimize movement as much as you can.
2. Make use of headsets or speakerphones
Utilizing high-quality wireless or wired headsets can minimize the danger of radiation from electromagnetic sources reaching brain cells. Utilize speakerphones whenever you can.
Bluetooth technology uses meagre power to transmit and is regarded as a safe method (moderate usage) to work with mobile devices.
3. Do not allow mobile devices to touch your body
All devices that transmit data should be kept off your body. Avoid contact with your body parts and place them in bags or pouches. Ensure that your mobile devices remain far from the bed and turn off Wi-Fi and mobile data options when you sleep.
Cell towers continually transmit Ping signals to mobile devices to monitor whether they are in the UE and remain in the cell circle. Ensure that your phone is safe and has a SAR rating by the manufacturer.
4. Switch off Cellular data and Wi-Fi.
Switch off your phone’s cellular data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth when not using it. When you go to bed, switch off all wireless transmitting devices such as wireless routers by using the timer or manually.
Mobile devices are constantly connected to wireless data both at the office and at home. Applications running on mobile devices are running continuously in the background. You can turn off the Wi-Fi and data option to cut off communication.
4. Beware of calling places that have weak signal reception
To stay connected to mobile towers, mobile devices increase the transmitting power when the reception of the signal is not good. Avoid areas where signal reception from the mobile towers is abysmal. Avoid basements, underground parking facilities, underground parking areas and elevators due to poor reception of signals.
Do not make calls while travelling in a vehicle. Cell phones constantly send out signals to keep in contact with towers on cell phones, and they can cause the device to send out more radiation when it is idle.
5. A fewer number of calls and more text
Text messages are shorter in time to send and are safer than long-distance conversations. Use texts or emails whenever you can to avoid calling on mobile phones.
Texting lets you keep the phone out of the body. The shorter time frame of transmission is far more secure than long calls.
6. Use landline telephones
Landline phone calls are the best way to cut down on mobile phones or cordless phones. Use landline phones at home or in the office to talk for long periods. Instead of mobile numbers, professionals can use a landline number as a preferred medium for business calls.
7. Make sure that your cell phone is away from children.
Children are the most sensitive to radiation from RF because of their smaller head circumference and larger brains. Research has shown that the radiation from cell phones affects bone density, particularly in children under the age of 10 years. Older. Don’t let children access mobile devices unless required, and ensure that the call length is as brief as you can.
8. Protect yourself from radiation accessories
Numerous products on the market claim to provide electromagnetic radiation protection of up to 75 per cent or 90% and more… However, they’re not as reliable as advertised because the electromagnetic waves propagate and are necessary for devices to maintain communications with cell base stations.
The most effective way to reduce risk to your health is to make sure you limit your smartphone usage and other mobile devices.
9. Secure Charging
Utilize original chargers offered by phone makers to reduce the risk of electric shock. Beware of using your phone and wired headsets while charging. There have been incidents that occurred while charging.
Fast charging solutions on the market might not be the best choice unless device makers recommend them.
Try to use Desktop safer as compared to mobile phone
Many of our most loved mobile apps are now available in desktop versions. Make the switch to desktop versions whenever you can, especially for long-running video or voice calls. PCs make use of LAN connections or Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. This is safer as opposed to using a smartphone during long conversations.
Make your smartphone settings immediately detect Wi-Fi signals whenever you are in the vicinity of a network. Wi-Fi signals are less risky than mobile data transmissions via your phone. Additionally, the use of a Wi-Fi network can reduce battery time.
The advancement of any technology is designed to improve our lives more convenient and safer. We must ensure that technology usage is not harmful to the environment or humans. Safety measures are essential to living a healthy life and protecting living organisms.