Cell Phone Antenna Risks
There is growing consensus that cell
phone antennas may be harmful to humans due to the huge volume
of electromagnetic waves that get concentrated around it during
the receipt and placing of calls. This danger is even further
aggravated by cellular manufacturers who place the internal
antennas close to the earpiece.
Mobile phones are basically radio sets
and therefore emit energy radio signals that can penetrate
the body and cause harm.
There have been several commissions
on the study of the effect of mobile phone on the human body
and the most pronounced has been The Stewart Report which
suggested that radio waves indeed penetrate human bodies from
mobile phone antennas and specially recommended that children
who obviously have softer skulls be extra careful and use
the device sparingly. The report further went on to state
that the brain cells of children are not as fully developed
as those of adults and can therefore be at greater risk as
they absorb the radiation more than fully hardened adult skulls.
These hazards may exist but cell phones
have become part of everyday living like cars and cannot be
dispensed with. In the light of this fact, doing away with
our phones may not be a practical approach to solving the
health hazards issue. Rather we can adopt some habits to mitigate
the effects of the radiation.
Children should not use cell phones
for long calls. They should sue land lines instead so as to
minimize the length of contact with the radiation emitted
by the device.
Consumers should buy phones with low
specific absorption rate (SAR). Mobile phones should be kept
away from the body as much as possible. They can be put in
the purse or bag and only brought into contact with the body
when there is the need to make or receive a call.
Users should try to keep their conversations
If possible, SMS messages can be sent
instead of calls so that there is less contact with the body
especially around the skull area.
Keep switching between both ears so
that one particular ear does not absorb the full brunt of
the radiation all the time.
Radiation emission is at the highest
when the phone is trying to connect so keep the phone away
from the skull till you see the call fully connected.
Weak signal results in higher radiation
so avoid making calls in areas where reception is poor as
the device will try to boost its power to get you a connection
and resultantly bombard you with more radiation.
We cannot do away with cellular devices
looking at the convenience they have ushered consumers in.
Nevertheless, we can adopt some helpful attitudes to minimize
the harmful effects this technology is bringing to mankind.
For more more information about the hazards that cell phone
antenas may pose please visit http://www.cellular-mobile-phones.com