Cell phone radiation has been a long-debated topic over the past decade. Are they harmful to your health? Let’s take a closer look.
You may have noticed that your cell phone can get hot after you’ve been using it for a while. This is because it’s emitting radiofrequency energy (RF). In this article, we’ll discuss what RF energy is, how to measure it, and what the FCC guidelines say about its emission from cell phones.
What Is Radiofrequency Energy?
Radio waves are electromagnetic waves that travel at the speed of light through space. The frequency of these waves determines their wavelength: high frequencies have short wavelengths while low frequencies have long wavelengths. The human body is sensitive to very specific frequencies within this range—and all other frequencies outside of it—but not to other types of radiation such as x-rays or ultraviolet light (UV).
There are two types of cell phone radiation: non-ionizing and ionizing.
There are two types of cell phone radiation: non-ionizing and ionizing. Non-ionizing radiation is the lower-frequency kind of radiation, found in sources such as sunlight or microwaves. Ionizing radiation is the higher frequency kind, found in nuclear power plants and medical imaging machines like X-rays. The difference between these types of radiation lies in their ability to dislodge electrons from atoms or molecules. When enough energy is transferred to an atom or molecule by either type of cell phone radiation, it can break bonds between atoms and cause them to release electrons—which means that both kinds can damage DNA if they’re powerful enough!
The main difference between these two types of cell phone radiation lies in where you encounter them: non-ionizing frequencies tend to be emitted from sources like fluorescent light bulbs or microwave ovens; ionizing frequencies are usually found around high energy technology like MRI machines.
Cell phone companies are required by law to be within a certain radiation level.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires cell phone manufacturers to base their products on a specific safety standard. The SAR is designed as an overall measurement of radiation and measures how close the radiation is to be at unsafe levels. The lower the SAR, the better; your phone will emit less radiation.
The higher your SAR level, the more exposure you’ll have to this type of energy and its potential health effects.
The FCC requires that cell phones meet this safety standard.
You’re probably wondering what the FCC is, and how it regulates cell phone radiation. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, and satellite communications in the United States. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to meet a safety standard for their products called the Specific Absorption Rate or SAR. The SAR is required so that consumers know how much radiation their phones emit when they are being used.
The SAR measures how close the radiation is to be at unsafe levels.
If you’re not familiar with SAR, it stands for a specific absorption rate. The SAR measures how close the radiation is to be at unsafe levels.
The maximum allowable SAR value is 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg) in the United States and Canada, including Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Most of us have already accepted the fact that cell phones may be harmful to our health, as studies show us more evidence every day.
Most of us have already accepted the fact that cell phones may be harmful to our health, as studies show us more evidence every day. While there is no clear evidence that cell phones are not harmful, there is some evidence to suggest they are harmful.
A study was conducted on rats and mice were exposed for 9 hours per day for 2 years to show the effects of cell phone radiation.
A study was conducted on rats and mice were exposed for 9 hours per day for 2 years to show the effects of cell phone radiation. The study was replicated in humans where researchers also examined how long it took for DNA damage to occur on the cells of their bodies after using a cell phone. In both studies, they found that this type of damage occurs even if you are just talking on your phone or holding it next to your head.
The purpose of this report is to provide some information about how prolonged exposure to cell phones affects human health. We will discuss some scientific findings regarding this topic, including:
- What kind of research has been done?
- What kinds of findings have scientists made?
- How can I reduce my exposure to EMF so that I don’t suffer negative side effects from my cell phone use?
He found that there were significantly more gliomas and heart tumors in male rats exposed to cell phone radiation than in female rats.
Study author Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, said in a statement that the study did not show a direct link between cell phone radiation and cancer, but did show a correlation between cell phone use and brain cancer.
The findings don’t indicate that we should stop using our devices or stop exposing ourselves to cell phone radiation—but they should make us think twice before draping our heads in pillows while we stream Netflix on our phones with no earbuds in.
Although it is not entirely clear, we are probably safer with a headset or speakerphone instead of holding it directly up to our ears.
Although it is not entirely clear, we are probably safer with a headset or speakerphone instead of holding it directly up to our ears. The safest way to use your cell phone is probably with the speakerphone option, although that can be annoying if you are in a meeting or trying to talk with someone face-to-face. If you have a headset for your cell phone, this is the best approach for reducing your exposure to radiation from your phone.
We’re not sure exactly how dangerous cell phone radiation can be but it probably isn’t good for you
We’re not sure exactly how dangerous cell phone radiation can be, but it probably isn’t good for you.
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the health effects of cell phones and other wireless devices. Some studies say that exposure to radiofrequency energy (or “RF”) from your phone is bad for your brain and other organs, while others find no link between RF exposure and any negative health effects. But just because researchers haven’t come up with a firm answer yet doesn’t mean that you should take chances with your health! When in doubt, it’s better to play it safe.