It is not only the choice of phone, but how you use it that is important when you want to control the amount of radiation you are exposed to. Check out a few simple tips that can considerably reduce radiation and therefore also reduce health risks.
The further the phone is away from your body, lesser radiation you are exposed to. Using a hands free set is the easiest way to radically reduce the amount of radiation you are exposed to, if you constantly use a mobile phone.
By covering large areas of the phone with your hand, you reduce its ability to send and receive signals. The phone then increases its power and transmits stronger radiation to compensate this. So hold the phone at the bottom end.
You can see the strength of the signal reception on the display board. When the reception is good, the phone reduces power and radiation. If reception is poor, the phone uses increased power and radiation increases. So check where you stand before making or answering a call.
The radiation you are exposed to is directly related to the time you spend talking on your phone. For longer calls it is safer (and still cheaper) to call from a land phone.
Do not use a mobile phone while driving. Stop at a safe place and talk.
Do not use your mobile phone in places where there is a lot of electrical equipment, such as hospitals or on an aircraft.
Do not let small children talk on your mobile phone for long periods. They are more susceptible to radiation than adults.
Rules to follow especially in the office Your colleagues may not be as keen on your phone as you are, so follow these rules. If you have your cell phone turned on in meetings, workshops, workstations etc. set it to vibratory mode. If you have to attend to a call, excuse yourself and answer your phone in a private corner.
A mobile phone can be of great use. But remember:
Use a hands free set.
Hold it at the bottom end.
Use the phone where the signal is strong.
Use a regular phone if possible.
Don’t talk too long on the mobile phone.
Mobile phones are not suitable for use everywhere.