Are Cellphones Dangerous for Your Health?

Recently, Dr. Oz and Sanjay Gupta sat down to separate fact from fiction about the dangers of cell phone radiation.

Dr. Oz and Sanjay Gupta

The two doctors confirmed a few facts associated with cell phones, including:

Fact: The amount of radiation emitted by cell phones is regulated by the federal government.

What you need to know: FCC’s current standards, which have been in practice since 1997, may not reflect the latest research; do not account for the possible risks to children’s developing brains and smaller bodies; and consider only the impact of short-term cell phone use, not frequent calling over decades. Pong supports the U.S. General Accounting Office’s (GAO) report calling for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its cell phone radiation exposure and testing guidelines.

The Pong Impact: Pong technology has been tested in Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified labs and proven to substantiallyreduce your exposure to cell phone radiation (for example, with the iPhone 5 Pong Classic case up to 92% below the FCC limit), while optimizing your mobile device’s signal strength.


Fact: Apple and Blackberry warn users to keep their cell phones nearly an inch away from their bodies due to radiation.

What you need to know: The FCC’s guidelines prescribe that devices can be tested at between 1.5 and 2.5 centimeters from the body rather than touching it.  For this reason, the instruction manuals for cellular devices warn consumers to keep them away from their bodies.

The Pong Impact: To avoid unnecessary exposure to potentially harmful radiation,Pong agrees that you should not keep your phone against your body. But if you must, then using a Pong case will reduce your exposure to radiation.Within each Pong case is embeddedatechnology that attracts the radiation towards the back of the device and away from your head and body.


Fact: You don’t need to eliminate cell phone use to protect yourself from the risk of cell phone radiation.

What you need to know: There are a few basic precautions you can take to help protect yourself and your loved ones from unnecessary cell phone radiation exposure.

1.     When making a call, wait for the call to connect before placing the phone next to the ear. The phone emits the most intense radiation during the initial connection, then lowers its power once a connection is established.

2.     Whenever possible, text rather than talk. If a call must be made, use the speakerphone or a wired headset. But remember to keep the phone away from your body.

3.     Switch sides regularly during a cell phone call to reduce radiation exposure to one side of your head.

The Pong Impact: The most effective, practical and proven way to protect yourself from unnecessary exposure to cell phone radiation, while also optimizing your mobile device’s performance, is to use a Pong case. Pong significantly reduces your exposure to radiation, without requiring lifestyle changes. Pong works at all times, whether you’re talking, texting, or simply wearing your phone.

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Dr Oz and Sanjay Gupta

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