Health Desk: Dec 21, 2017--- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has taken strong steps to address what may become an increasingly important public health issue in the digital era.
It points out that the possible link between cell phone radiation exposure and harmful health conditions like cancer and lower sperm count, reports Fortune.
CDPH argues that there’s enough preliminary evidence to warrant some simple protective measures.
Besides, CDPH issues guidance on how consumers can minimize their exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy beamed from smartphones and cellular devices, and advised that children especially lower their exposure.
CDPH Director Dr. Karen Smith in a statement said, “We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and moving it away from your bed at night, can help reduce exposure for both children and adults.”
There has been previous US government research suggesting a correlation between cell phone radiation and cancer.
In fact, on average, children are just ten years old when they get their first phones, and there’s just not a whole lot of data out there about how frequent use over the course of an entire lifetime can affect developing brains.
For instance, it recommends sleeping away from a phone and keeping the devices out of your pockets for long periods of time. Making phone calls with a weak cell signal can also boost the amount of radiation emitted.