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10 August 2017

Replacing Cellphones and Cordless Phones

Women: Don't carry your cellphone next to your body!
The three colored spots in the left photo show the
locations of a woman's breast cancer tumors.  The
right photo shows how she carried her cellphone in her bra.
Excellent article with many resources.

Replacing Cellphones and Cordless phones
electrosensitivity.co

back to: Practical Advice

Stop using Cellphones

  • Since 2011 the World Health Organization has classified the radiation from cellphones and smartphones as a possible cancer agent.
  • Cellphone radiation also affects your nervous system and can cause or exacerbate electrosensitivity. 
  • 90% of cellphones tested in 2015 broke heating safety limits in ordinary use, as well as causing non-thermal harm:

Press Release On 'Phonegate': "An Initial Victory With The Publication Of SAR Values By ANFR" (Environmental Health Trust, June 3 2017)

"Phonegate: French Government Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim" (Environmental Health Trust, June 2 2017)

Cellphones can give you Smartphone Sickness or Electrosensitivity:


Sensible medical advice includes the following.

1. Try to stop using your cellphone altogether.

2. If you need to use a cellphone for a real life-or-death emergency

(a) keep your call as short as possible, say 30 seconds or less
(b) hold the phone as far away from your body as possible
(c) use a headset or loudspeaker mode
(d) text rather than call

3. Ask other people not to use their cellphones anywhere near you.

A safe distance to reduce radiation to natural levels could be over a mile.

A practical guide it you are sensitive to this radiation is probably 20-50 yards if possible.

Anything within 10-20 feet can leave lasting damage genetically for some people.

This can be difficult where neighbors use cellphones in an adjoining apartment. Shielding or other protection may be the only solution.

Current regulations, as explained in cellphone instruction manuals, require the user to hold the phone a certain distance away from the body. This is to comply with FCC, EU or similar regulations. These regulations are to safeguard the body only from heating. This is now regarded by the majority of scientists as insufficient, since radiation can also lead to cancer and neurological effects such as electrosensitivity, which can occur at far lower levels of exposure.


Women: Don't carry your cellphone next to your body!

The three coloured spots in the left photo show the locations of a woman's breast cancer tumors.
The right photo shows how she carried her cellphone in her bra.

Men: Don't carry your cellphone next to your body!
Some 80% of studies now show that cellphone and similar radiation can damage your fertility and sexual functions.

Check the radiation from your cellphone

This video shows even higher radiation levels from a '4G' LTE phone compared with a '3G' UMTS phone.
"RF levels in LTE vs UMTS 2017" (NoRadBlog, 2017, 3m)

Israel bans cellphone use by staff in schools
CEO memo banning staff from using cellphones in schools (April 2017)

French PhoneGate

Cellphones are tested at a distance away from the head, when they are nearly always used next to the head.
Jack O'Dwyer: "French 'PhoneGate' -- Cellphone Users Say They Are Misled on Dangers" (O'Dwyers, June 26 2017)

US: Right to Know

The City of Berkeley, California, has passed the fist 'Right to Know' cellphone bill, requiring health warnings as given in the small print at the point of sale.
"The Cellphone Right to Know Toolkit" (Environmental Health Trust, 2015)


Stop using cordless phones
Cordless phones are just as dangerous as cellphones, wireless laptops and tablets.
  • Remove your cordless phone.
  • Instead, use a landline or corded or wired phone, or a cabled computer internet link.
  • This can be difficult were neighbours have a cordless phone in an adjoining apartment. Shielding or other protection may be the only solution, although some people with electosensitivity have found that neighbors may be willing to switch to safer phones. 

Some cordless phones restrict the amount of radiation the base station gives out when it is not in use, but it is better to eliminate the radiation altogether by using a landline.

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