California Department of Public Health: How to Reduce Exposure to Radiation from Cell Phones

12/13/2017 - In an unprecedented release, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a government organization, has issued guidelines on “How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones.” This is not the first account of public acknowledgment of the potential health effects of cell phone radiation exposure, but it may be the most significant and could lead to a regulatory reform.

Is Radiation From Cell Phones Harmful? 

Key Points

Some key points from the statement are:

  • “Cell phones emit radio frequency energy when they send and receive signals to and from cell towers, and some scientists and public health officials believe this energy may impact human health.”
  • “...research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.”
  • “About 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone, and 12 percent rely on their smartphones for everyday Internet access.”
  • “In addition, the average age when children get their first phone is now just 10 years old, and a majority of young people keep their phones on or near them most of the day and while they sleep.”

The release issued by the CDPH is an important step in the right direction of bringing public awareness to the potential health dangers caused by cell phone radiation. The CDPH has clearly done their research into the current state of what is known about the health effects of radiation exposure and consulted with experts in the field. 

Read Tech Crunch's summary of the cell phone radiation release by the CDPH here.


In the recent release, the CDPH provides some useful tips as to how to reduce your exposure such as:

  • Keeping the phone away from the body and head
  • Keeping the phone away from the bed at night
  • Reducing the use of cell phones to stream audio or video, or to download or upload large files

While effective, these measures are highly impractical in today's world, especially for frequent phone users and younger people. 

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