Keeping your cellphone close to your body is bad for you and here is why…

The debate over what cellphones do to health has been raging for the longest from outright statements on scary effects such as cancer, some studies citing erectile dysfunction and more of the sort.

Now the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning on effects. Karen Smith, CDPH director and state public health officer, said in a statement earlier this week:

Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones.

Then stated are some of the aforementioned:

  • brain cancer and tumors of the acoustic nerve (needed for hearing and maintaining balance) and salivary glands
  • lower sperm counts and inactive or less mobile sperm
  • headaches and effects on learning and memory, hearing,behavior,and sleep

It does add that, there is no definitive link to mobile use but advises the following:

  • Keep the phone away from your body.
    • When you talk on your cell phone, avoid holding it to your head—use the speakerphone or a headset instead.
    • Send text messages instead of making calls
    • If streaming or downloading large files keep phone away from body
    • Don’t carry your phone in your pocket or bra
  • Avoid using phones in poor network areas
  • Don’t sleep with your phone in your bed or near your head.
  • Don’t wear a headset when not on a call
  • Don’t use a radiation shield ’cause that could make it worse.

At this rate they will be telling people to use landlines.

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