EMF meter showing high levels of radiation on the bottom of a laptop

 

If you ever use a laptop and/or tablet close to your body, chances are that you are exposing yourself to too much electromagnetic frequency radiation (EMF radiation).

Based on a recent $25 million government-backed study finding  a significant link between cell phone radiation exposure and cancer, we know that cell phone use is hazardous to your health. But what about your laptop and tablet?As it turns out, not only is the exposure just as bad, it is often much worse.

How Safe are You from Computer Radiation and Tablet Radiation?

In this digital age, more and more people are relying on portable devices, such as laptops and tablets, in doing most of their jobs. Not only are these devices convenient to use, but also allow users to work on the go. However, these electronic gadgets are sources of an array of health concerns.

Tablet radiation may seem to be not much of a big deal compared to cell phone radiation and laptop radiation, but it is something that we should be wary. Research shows that your tablet (e.g. Apple iPad, Samsung Tab etc) is also a source of EMF radiation. When it connects to the Internet via WiFi or the cellular network, your tablet is constantly receiving and transmitting RF waves. Basically, linking to the Internet emits EMF radiation, just like those present in cellular transmissions on your cell phone.

Another source of tablet radiation is the Extremely Low Frequency radiation (ELF radiation). This kind of radiation is set off by the components and the circuitry inside your tablet or iPad. The current that flows in your device creates a very low electromagnetic field. There are studies that elucidate how exposure to electromagnetic field as low as 2 milliGauss results to elevated health risks. With their increased processing power and battery size, tablets typically emit even higher levels of ELF as compared to cell phones.

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If a slim, lightweight, and relatively low-power device like a tablet can be a health concern, what about a laptop? Recent data show that we haven’t fully realized the dangers of laptop radiation. To start with, laptops are not specifically made for your laps. As a matter of fact, laptop manufacturers have a printed warning on the user’s manual that typically says something like “do not place on lap.” Many manufacturers now refer to their laptops as notebooks (or MacBooks, Powerbooks etc.) to further distance themselves from the implication. Aside from thermal dangers, the non-thermal hazards of using a laptop, such as laptop radiation, are associated with serious illnesses and conditions.

In a study published in the 2012 issue of Fertility and Sterility Journal, researchers found a direct correlation of laptop use and a decrease in sperm motility among men. As per the study, men who used a laptop on their laps for four hours showed signs of an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation and a decrease in sperm motility. This study exhibited similar results to a 2008 study on the link of changes in sperm count and cell phone radiation.

There are additional health concerns. Experts from various fields also confirmed the harmful effects of laptop radiation. According to Cindy Sage, an environmental consultant and public policy researcher, “Overwhelming evidence show that RF can cause DNA damage, and DNA damage is a necessary precursor to cancer.” Moreover, Dr. David Carpenter of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany said that we are radiating our pelvis each time we place a laptop on our lap.

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Avoiding Computer Radiation and Laptop Radiation

EMF radiation is higher when our laptop or tablet is closer to our body. If using a laptop on the lap can’t be avoided, health experts suggest to use a 8-10 inch cushion in between your lap and your laptop. However, a cushion or other type of padding can block the air vents, causing overheating which is bad for your laptop and worse for you.

It is also suggested to use radiation blocking laptop case and radiation blocking tablet case to ensure that you are shielded from the harmful EMF radiation. SafeSleeve cases offers laptop, tablet and phone cases that are proven to block radiation by up to 99 percent. Protect yourself by getting your own cases here.

 

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Earlier this week, a Superior Court judge ordered California’s Department of Public Health to disclose to the public the documents that explored the potential health risks of long-term cell phone use. This is in relation to the case filed by the director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, Dr. Joel Moskowitz, against the state of California. Dr. Moskowitz took legal action against the state for refusing to divulge the said findings.

In an interview with KPIX 5, Dr. Moskowitz explained the reason that prodded him to sue the state. “I would like this document to see the light of day because it will inform the public that there is concern within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that cell phone radiation is a risk, and it will provide them with some information about how to reduce those risks.”, he said.

Strangely enough, the “fact sheet” was brought up to date numerous times since it was prepared in 2010. Apparently, the CPDH is deliberately suppressing the release of the document. The legal team for the CPDH contended that releasing the report to the public would potentially result in public fear and panic. 

What’s New with Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?

Truth be told, we’ve already heard or read somewhere that cell phone use can lead to cancer. The EMF’s produced by cell phones are said to have an impact on surrounding cells and tissues that have been subjected to this type of radiation. That said, CPDH’s two-page document brings new light to the science behind the relationship of cell phone radiation and cancer.

As per the released guidelines, several studies have been found to correlate phone use and brain cancer. According to the health professionals in CPDH’s Environmental Health Investigations Branch, “people with certain kinds of brain cancer were more likely to have used cell phones for 10 years or more. Most of the cancers were on the same side of the head that people usually held their cell phones.” There are also other research that associate fertility problems and brain cancer with exposure to EMFs.

The document also suggests that children’s brains are vulnerable to EMF exposures. In fact, “EMFs can pass deeper into a child’s brain than an adult’s. Also, the brain is still developing through the teen years, which may make children and teens more sensitive to EMF exposure.” This is why the report recommends that parents should control the cell phone use of their children. The same precautions must also be considered by pregnant women.  

How You Can Protect Yourself from EMFs

The experts from CPDH advise cell phone users to establish a safe distance from their electronic devices. This can be achieved by putting your phone in loudspeaker when fielding or receiving a call. Alternatively, you can use a headset. Everyone should also be cautious when carrying their phones. Avoid placing them in your pockets or putting them directly on your body. The guidelines also warn the public to refrain from using their cell phones when there is weak reception. EMF emission is at its peak when your phone has one or two bars.

Aside from these self-imposed measures, the most convenient method to reduce exposure is to use lab tested anti-radiation cases that can block all types of radiation from your electronics. SafeSleeve offers just that for your smartphones, laptops and tablets, which are lab tested and proven to reduce EMF radiation by up to 99 percent. Order yours today and get free shipping within the US!

 

 

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The way we carry our cell phone has long been debated as a health issue. This being said, we still make bad calls, both literally and figuratively, in using our cell phones. For instance, the Oscar-winning film La La Land shows Emma Stone fielding calls with her ears pressed on her phone. If Hollywood celebs receive calls in this manner, maybe it is safe. Don’t you think?

In an article from the Chicago Tribune, then-President Barrack Obama was quoted saying, “computer in every pocket.” Does that mean that it’s okay to put our smartphones in our back pockets? Probably. There are also people who stow their cell phones under their pillows when going to sleep. Is the distance safe enough to protect us from the supposed harmful effects of cell phones? Maybe. So how far exactly is considered as the safe zone when using our cell phones?

Distance Does Matter

Scientific findings and government reports have varying stand on this matter. As per the Chicaco Tribune, the government says that there is no direct link that shows that radio frequency radiation (RF radiation) from smartphone use poses a threat to our health. However, critics refute such claim. In fact, they point their opposition to the preliminary report of the National Toxicology Program. Research shows that the rats subjected to RF radiation developed heart and brain tumors.

Daily Mail Online also reported the risk of putting cell phones in the pants’ pockets. Based on a systemic review of 21 research papers on RF radiation, it was found out that phones placed directly or near a man’s nether regions for a long time can result to lower sperm count. In addition, sperm that survived from RF radiation are said to be “DNA-damaged.”

The May issue of the Environmental Health Trust’s newsletter detailed how a woman acquired a multi-focal breast cancer, albeit having no exposure to predisposing risk factors for breast cancer. According to the monthly bulletin, the young woman used to tuck her smartphone in her bra. Two cancer experts studied the case of the woman, and what they discovered is shocking. The cancerous cells in the woman’s breasts have a distribution pattern. And believe it or not, the cancer cells lined up following the shape of a cell phone. 

Moreover, studies conducted in 2007 and 2012 established the link between RF radiation from cell phone use and brain tumor. Both research found out that pressing a person’s ear(s) directly on the cell phone when making phone calls increases his/her chance of having acoustic neuroma and glioma. In addition, tumors will develop on the side of the head that is frequently subjected to RF radiation.

Protect Yourself from Cell Phone Radiation

If you want to shield yourself from the harmful RF radiation, follow the safety precautions stated by your cellphone’s manufacturer. For instance, the latest iPhone 7 model should be kept at least 0.2 inches away from your body. Android users should also be cautious with their smartphone use. For those with Samsung Galaxy S6 or Google Pixel, ensure that the distance between you and your smartphone is at least 0.6 inches and 0.4 inches, respectively.

Experts also advise to use the handsfree mode of your cell phone when making or receiving calls. Furthermore, you can equip your smartphone with a special phone case that is lab tested to block up to 99 percent of the harmful RF radiation. SafeSleeve offers such anti-radiation phone cases for your iPhone or Android devices, and also for tablets and laptops. You can buy yours here.

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If you are going to ask anyone about the one thing that they couldn’t live without, their answer will be their cell phones. As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization estimates that there are 6.9 billion cell phones in the entire planet. Of course, the convenience and entertainment that our smartphones bring cannot be refuted. However, safety concerns, especially regarding cell phone radiation, are still moot.

Is cell phone radiation something to be concerned about?

Your cell phone emits radiofrequency radiation (RF radiation). To illustrate how harmful RF radiation is, scientists from the US National Toxicology Program conducted a study where rats were subjected to RF radiation for nine hours each day. The results showed that the rats exposed to RF radiation developed cancer in the brain and heart.

This being said, there are other studies and some health organizations that raised doubts about the link of cancer and cell phone radiation. For instance, the American Cancer Society stands firm on its opinion that there is nothing to be worried about exposure to RF radiation from cell phone use. Nonetheless, they called studies concerning this matter as “good science.”

Just recently, NBC2 investigated the relationship of cell phone radiation and cancer based on a study launched by IIT Research Institute. As per the director of the research facility, “there may be a health hazard.” On their study, 3,000 rats and mice were continuously subjected to high levels of RF radiation for the same number of hours that a normal person would use his/her iPhone or smartphone. This two-year research showed that some female rats developed cancer, while there were recorded incidents of progression of heart and brain tumors among male rats.

Moreover, NBC2 investigators also discussed the radiation coming from cell towers. According to their report, cell towers and cell phones emit the same harmful radiation that caused cancer in rats. Surprisingly, nine cell towers were constructed within two county school districts. When asked for a reaction, the interviewed parents expressed anger, dismay and concern over these structures on school grounds. One parent was quoted, “How can you make health decisions that could potentially danger my kid, without caring about my input or anything?”

Although both cell towers and cell phones emit RF radiation, distance is the biggest factor to how susceptible you are into this type of radiation. RF exposure decreases as you move away from the source. But since we are typically right next to our phones, we are quite defenseless from RF exposure.

Protecting Yourself from the Harmful Cell Phone Radiation

One way on how to block cell phone radiation is by using an iPhone radiation case or a cell phone radiation case. SafeSleeve offers anti-radiation cases for your cell phones, laptops and tablets. All of our cases have Radiation Shielding Technology, which can block all types of radiation, including RF radiation. Moreover, they are tested in an FCC certified lab and showed reductions of electromagnetic radiation by up to 99 percent. Click here to get yours.

There are also other approaches on protecting yourself from RF radiation. Experts suggest that you use your headset or activate your cell phone’s handsfree mode when sending or receiving calls. Remember that you can still stay connected with everyone without putting yourself at risk.

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Ever since mobile phones and cell phones were introduced in the market, our dependence and usage of these devices has increased substantially. As a matter of fact, a survey conducted by a smartphone company found out that when there’s a fire, most cell phone users will save their cell phone above all things.

Yes, we can do a lot with our smartphones. We can add some notes on it, use it for correspondence, search the Internet, and record data and other important events in our life, among other things. But did you know that our smartphones are slowly putting our health at risk?

Link Between Cancer and Cell Phone Use

What actually makes cell phones dangerous? These electronic devices emit radio frequency waves through their antennas. In turn, tissues in our body absorb this non-ionizing radiation. Advertisements by telecommunications companies have convinced us for so long that the radio waves given off by cell phones are harmless. But recent studies prove otherwise.

In Indianapolis, a 29-year old man succumbed to glioblastoma. The main culprit? His cell phone. According to the mother, her son spent at least two hours daily talking on his cell phone. What makes it more interesting is that the tumor was found at the same side of the head that he uses when calling from his phone.

The link between cancer and smartphone use was further established by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) statement in 2011. As per the agency, the non-ionizing radio frequency (RF) radiation from cell phones is classified as a potential carcinogen. Although there were following conflicting statements, data and reports from other studies and government agencies, a $30 million RF research elucidated the relationship of cell phone use with cancer.

Based on the decade-long research, the rats that were subjected to the same RF radiation from cell phones developed cancerous brain tumors. In addition, they contracted a schwannoma of the heart. There are also other studies that correlate smartphone use with breast cancer. According to the Environmental Health Trust (ETH), the soft, fatty tissue in women’s breasts absorbs RF radiation from smartphones. In fact, doctors advise women not to keep their cell phones near their bras as there were reported cases of breast cancer due to this kind of storage method.

People who started using their smartphones as early as 13 years old are found to be four to five times more likely to develop brain cancer. Moreover, men who are frequently exposed to RF radiation have high chances of faulty sperm and damaged mitochondrial DNA.

Protecting Yourself from RF Radiation

The Food and Drug Agency (FDA) advised the public to only use their cell phones when making short phone calls or when a landline is not available. It is also recommended that smartphone users utilise hands-free technology, such as wired headsets, when calling or receiving calls.

Using iPhone cases that have radiation shielding technology will not only protect your smartphones, but can also keep you from harm. SafeSleeve’s cell phone, laptop and tablet cases are known to block up to 99 percent of extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation and radio frequency (RF) radiation. We have cell phone cases for Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy series and more. Click below to buy yours today!

 

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Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Linked to Increased Cancer Rates

For years, Doctors and Scientists have warned that prolonged exposure to cell phone radiation may have serious health effects. Thanks to a $25 million US government study and numerous others, there is now evidence to support the claims.

There are FCC established limits for cell phone radiation emission levels; however, they are based on 20 year old standards. In addition, most cell phone manufacturers can circumvent the standards by including warnings buried deep within their phones’ manuals that advise users to keep their phones away from their bodies.

So What Can You Do?

Regardless of your level of concern for your personal health, your cell phone is probably an integral part of your life that you can no longer function without. The good news is there are ways to reduce your exposure without giving it up.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation

  1. Buy a Lab Tested Radiation Blocking Case. There are several cell phone cases on the market that claim to block cell phone radiation. However, we could only find one with lab testing to prove that it effectively blocks up to 99% of both ELF and RF radiation (many only block RF radiation), was stylish, and had the reviews to back it up. SafeSleeve makes anti radiation cases that even include a convenient RFID blocking wallet and a built-in stand.
  2. Avoid Close Contact. Radiation from electronic devices has what is known as a high decay rate, meaning levels reduce to almost nothing at a distance of just 5-8 inches depending on the source.
  3. Use Speaker Phone. Avoid placing your phone directly up to your head by using speaker phone or a wired headset. Avoid wireless headsets which use Bluetooth or another form of RF radiation to communicate with your phone.
  4. Use Airplane Mode When Not in Use. Airplane mode reduces some of the radiation from your device by eliminating signal from entering and exiting. Some radiation, specifically ELF, will still exist.
  5. Power Down at Night. Turn your phone off at night to avoid unnecessary exposure while you sleep.

 

With more than 590 million iPhones sold worldwide - within the period from 2007 to 2014 - and more than 31 billion dollars in revenues, Apple holds one of the top spots in the almost half a billion worth mobile industry. The growing number of mobile consumers is alarming. Even more so, the power of a witty marketing campaign behind this new and improved technology, integrated into the next mobile phone model, that successfully camouflages the danger behind the constant cell phone use.

Recently, things got heated after Apple's announcement that the new iPhone7 and iPhone7 Plus will come with wireless headphones. Meaning, no headphone jack available with these models. The whole public and many experts expressed their concerns regarding the increased level of radiation iPhone 7 will emit. As studies show, their concerns are justified.

According to South Korea's National Radio Research Agency report - presented at a committee hearing - iPhone devices emit twice as much radiation as recently launched Samsung devices, 1.166 watts per kilogram to 0.517 W/kg, respectively. The maximum  SAR limit allowed both in South Korea and the United States is 1.6 W/kg.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires for every cell phone model to undergo an SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) test.

WHAT DOES THE SAR TEST REPRESENT?

According to FCC, "SAR is a measure of the rate of RF (radiofrequency) energy absorption by the body from the source being measured – in this case, a cell phone. SAR provides a straightforward means for measuring the RF exposure characteristics of cell phones to ensure that they are within the safety guidelines set by the FCC."

However, the Commission also stated, “Many people mistakenly assume that using a cell phone with a lower reported SAR value necessarily decreases a user’s exposure to RF emissions…, adding, “a single SAR value does not provide sufficient information about the amount of RF exposure under typical usage conditions to reliably compare individual cell phone models”.

In conclusion, “the SAR values collected by the FCC are intended only to ensure that the cell phone does not exceed the FCC’s maximum permissible exposure level…”

Therefore, many studies confirm what the Commission itself has stated, putting an emphasis on the question, ‘Are the legal boundaries enough to warn and fully protect us?’

In 2012, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) criticized the 1996 adopted SAR test, stating that the test is inadequate to determine the way people use cell phones nor it included the modern circumstances that can increase radiation – for example today’s lifestyle, children use cell phones and their bodies absorb twice as much as the bodies of an adult and so on.

Another things that adds to the overwhelming situation, "The cell phone is not tested directly against the body because most cell phones would fail the SAR test as the radiation absorption increases dramatically when the cell phone is close to the body." - according to Berkley’s Prof. J. Moskowitz.

Cell phones include 'hidden' warning on safety radiation measures, such as iPhone’s, which says, “SAR measurement may exceed the FCC exposure guidelines for body-worn operation if positioned less than 15 mm (5/8 inch) from the body (e.g. when carrying iPhone in your pocket)". However, the warning is not visibly displayed, but written in tiny letters, placed at an unobvious area.

Unfortunately, the debate whether cell phones’ radiation level is harmful to humans, has reached the point of augmenting which cell phone model emits less radiation. For example, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 had a level of SAR measured at only 0.23 W/kg. It is far below the recommended maximum level, which is positive compared to its competition – since iPhones are almost crossing the red line.  

 

DOES THIS IMPLY THAT SAMSUNG IS SAFER THAN IPHONE?

Not at all. The misbelief that cell phones are safe is slowly - but surely! - fading. Thanks to the International Scientist Appeal on the danger of cell phone radiation, the efforts of many experts that spend years of long analysis on the EMF and ELF effect on humans, and today’s developed technology, we can gather the right amount of data that proves the danger that surrounds us. The bad news is, things are not going to get better. More radiation exposure is expected with the launch of the new 5G technology.

 

HOW TO FULLY PROTECT YOURSELF?

Most experts recommend following a few simple safety tips on reducing RF exposure from cell phones including:

  1. Use an independent, lab tested anti-radiation case
  2. Minimize the amount of time spent using cell phone
  3. Place distance between the head and the cell phone by using speakers
  4. Turn off wireless devices at bedtime

 

The question is, are you and your closest family willing to follow them? After all, these 'simple' steps are not as simple as they sound for millions of people. It is well-known that people can forget, or are too busy on other priorities, instead of paying attention to some of these rules. Meaning, you need a different approach to protection.  

SafeSleeve’s laboratory tested Radiation Blocking Technology, which blocks over 99% of RF radiation, 92% of ELF radiation, and thermal energy, offers you the different approach you need. SafeSleeves’ products have been independently tested in a Federal Communications Commission-certified laboratory. Our cell-phone and laptop cases are designed to match every cell phone brand individually. Therefore, in our collection you will find both radiation blocking iPhone and radiation blocking Galaxy case, anti-radiation iPhone and anti-radiation Galaxy case, which will serve as your future cell phone radiation shield.

 

 

Since the introduction of our anti-radiation laptop cases nearly three years ago, we have received thousands of requests to create a tablet case. After over a year of development, we are thrilled to announce that we have done just that.

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Protect yourself and your family from potentially harmful radiation with our new Anti-Radiation iPad and Tablet cases. We've incorporated the same FCC lab tested shielding technology from our cell phone and laptop cases to lower your exposure by up to 99%.

  • ADJUSTABLE ANGLE SWIVEL STAND - Easily set up and view in portrait or landscape. 
  • MAXIMUM PROTECTION - Drop tested to provide 360 degree protection for your tablet in case of falls, drops or accidents. Elastic closure strap provides added security. 
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Men should think twice before putting their cell phones in their jean pocket. New studies show that “prolonged exposure to cell phone radiation steadily destroys sperm”, Daily Mail Online reported.

There is extensive research on the deleterious effects to our health of cell phone use. This being said, the public seemed unfazed by the said health risks. For one, these electronic devices have become an indispensable component of our day-to-day activities. As a matter of fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demonstrates that 40 percent of households in the United States have pulled the plug on their traditional telephone use. On the demographic scale, 65 percent of adults that are between 25 to 29 years old don’t use telephones anymore.

Using cell phones presents certain advantages, such as handiness and functionality. However, these boons have their fair share of banes.

Cell Phone Radiation and Sperm Damage

There are studies that link the radio frequency waves (RF waves) from our cell phones, including the iPhone, to male infertility. In fact, cell phone radiation is among the environmental factors that have an effect on a man’s ability to have children. According to one study, “smartphones damage sperm’s availability and ability to swim, effectively lowering the sperm count.” The main culprit? Clipping your mobile device on the belt or leaving it in your jean pockets. Both these areas are near a man’s genitals. With this, you are making your testicles vulnerable to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR).

RF-EMR is said to impair the quality of sperm. RF waves contain extremely high levels of damaging free radicals, which affect sperm motility and viability. According to Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Director of the Kidney Institute at Cleveland, Ohio, smartphone radiation has an effect on a man’s sperm quality when it is at 2.5 centimeters from the groin. This being said, further studies need to be conducted to ascertain whether the effects are the same at other distances.

In a different study published in PLOS One, RF-EMR was found to “decrease the motility and vitality of human spermatozoa.” Scientists also illustrate the direct relationship of smartphone use and dwindling sperm count during the 2013 symposium on the “Effect of Smartphones and Wi-Fi on Children, Fetuses, and Fertility.” Based from these experts, resting your cell phones in your pockets for 4 hours each day will significantly reduce your sperm count by half. When a man’s testicular barrier is exposed to RF-EMR, the mitochondrial DNA of sperm is impaired. This is because the testicular barrier that shields a man’s sperm is 100 times more absorptive.

An article from The Telegraph also illustrated how our smartphones are “cooking” a man’s sperm. A study conducted by British experts showed that 47 percent of men who carried their smartphones in their jean pockets during the day have lower sperm levels. This is caused by “heating of the sperm and by the electromagnetic field.”

Protection from RF-EMR

You can start taking care of yourself by minimizing your cell phone use. Moreover, put your phone in your shirt pockets instead of keeping it near your groin. It is best if you will have a new storage spot for your phones anywhere above your belt.

It is highly advised that you use cell phone cases that have radiation shielding technology. SafeSleeve has cell phone and laptop cases for the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy series and more that can protect you from the harmful RF-EMR.

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It’s official! The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be without a traditional headphones jack. Instead, users can opt for wireless AirPods, which will be on sale as a premium accessory. These details were unveiled during Apple’s keynote event in California.

The Daily Mail reported that the company is aiming for a “wireless future.” With no headphones to jack into a more streamlined iPhone, users will be introduced to wireless earpods that are sleek and water-resistant. If you’re going to ask the company’s senior VP for worldwide marketing, “The reason to move on is courage.”

However, health advocates are concerned with the potential deleterious effects of Apple’s wireless future.

Dangers of the AirPods and iPhone

Apple’s AirPods will function through Bluetooth. With this, users will be exposed to low-intensity radio waves that will come from the earpods straight to our ears. This alarmed Dr. Joel Moskowitz of UC Berkeley School of Public Health. In an interview with the Daily Mail Online, he said that “users will put a microwave-emitting device next to their brains.”

According to research, these low-intensity radio waves are proven to wear down our body’s blood-brain barrier. This is bad since this barrier acts as our shield from chemical toxins. Even if the exact frequency of these AirPods is not yet made public, Apple assured the public that it will follow FCC guidelines.

The new iPhone has also re-ignited the public’s trepidation on electromagnetic radiation. Since most mobile phone users hold their phones directly to their ears, they become vulnerable to radio frequency exposure (RF exposure). Using AirPods also poses the same risks, according to an adviser for a health group.

RF exposure can cause cancer. As per the World Health Organization, RF electromagnetic fields from wireless devices are classified as carcinogens. “This is based on an increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.”, CNN reported. Studies also correlate the prevalence of brain tumors in the United States and other countries with cell phone radiation.

Bluetooth headphones, such as Apple’s AirPods, release non-ionizing radiation. Although not as hazardous as ionizing radiation, scientists ask consumers to be cautious.

Safety Precautions for RF Exposure

Rather than using wireless earphones, experts believe that using headsets that can be jacked into handheld devices is safer. Apple also suggests its consumers to “opt for a hands-free alternative and carry their devices at least 5mm away from their skin.” Moskowitz also advised the public to turn off the Bluetooth of their wireless earpods when they’re not using them.

Using iPhone cases that have radiation shielding technology will not only protect your smartphones, but can also keep you from harm. SafeSleeve’s cell phone and laptop cases are known to block up to 99 percent of extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation and radio frequency (RF) radiation. These emissions are associated with cancer.

Nevertheless, being well-informed with the dangers of mobile phone radiation will keep you out of harm’s way. After all, knowledge is power.

 

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