There’s More Than Just RF to Worry About When You Sleep with Your Phone

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Check out this great little story from CBS affiliate KXII News 12 out of Texoma on the woes of sleeping with your phone.

Cell phones believed to cause serious sleep problems

DENISON, Texas — Checking your phone before bed and keeping it close by as you sleep is now believed to cause serious sleep problems, which could lead to poor health.

Wayne Conn, a sleep coordinator at Texoma Medical Center, said using your phone right before bed is unhealthy.

“It wakes the brain up. It gets you overstimulated and… Continue reading “There’s More Than Just RF to Worry About When You Sleep with Your Phone”

Is Your Smartphone Addiction Causing Unnecessary Exposure?

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Reducing exposure by redirecting wireless energy is just one element of the equation. Another key variable is limiting the amount of time you’re spending with your device. Mike Iamele over at MindBodyGreen.com gives some great pointers in his article “Addicted To Your Smartphone? 5 Ways To Set Boundaries”.

Addicted To Your Smartphone? 5 Ways To Set Boundaries

Along with the ubiquity of smartphones comes the expectation and opportunity to be available around the clock. No more waiting until office hours to contact an employee. No more unplugged vacations. We can reach each other anywhere, at any time.

But it’s time we face our current state of affairs. We’re up against a foreign invasion that could rival any bad sci-fi flick. They’ve invaded our commutes, our dinner tables, and — worst of all — our bedrooms. These digital suckers supposedly make our lives easier and more productive, but new research isn’t so sure.  Continue reading “Is Your Smartphone Addiction Causing Unnecessary Exposure?”

Is It Smart to Carry Your Phone in Your Pocket?

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The answer to the title question of this post is likely “no” according to the Tech Times article “Smartphone in pocket? Might not be a smart move if you are a man. Here’s why” by Anne Francis.

Smartphone in pocket? Might not be a smart move if you are a man. Here’s why

Men who have their cell phones in their pockets may have damaged sperm, reducing their chances of having children.

University of Exeter scientists said that their findings suggest that radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation exposure from cellular phones negatively affects the quality of sperm but further investigation is still needed.

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Did You Know CNET has been tracking SAR data for 10+ years?

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It’s true, CNET has been on the SAR case for over a decade. Have a look at their informative article “Why CNET compiles cell phone radiation charts” by Kent German and see what their data says.

Why CNET compiles cell phone radiation charts

Earlier this week, Nate Ralph and I revived a portion of CNET’s long-standing cell phone radiation charts. The two galleries, the cell phones with the highest radiation levels and the cell phones with the lowest radiation levels, were quick to gather reader comments, a few of which I’d like to address here.

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Great Article on Cellphone Radiation

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Check out this great article titled “Do Cellphones Cause Radiation” which appeared on USAToday.com and was written by Kim Komando host of The Kim Komando Show:

Do Cellphones Cause Radiation

I imagine you’re like me. You have least considered the idea that the phone you hold flat up against your ear day after day might have detrimental health effects. But then you shirk the concept and attribute it to a brief case of paranoia. After all, if cellphones did cause cancer, wouldn’t people be openly talking about it?

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