The number of cell phones in use around the world has dramatically increased in recent years. Practically everyone on the planet has access to a mobile phone. But cell phones are not only convenient and easy to use. They may also cause health problems. This is because cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation. And electromagnetic radiation, or electromagnetic fields, has the potential to disrupt the workings of your body’s cells. Problems associated with the use of cell phones include an increased risk of cancer, and a rise in conditions linked to chronic pain and inflammation, including mental health problems.

You only get full protection from your phone when it is switched off. Even when it is not in use, but switched on, it is still emitting signals that could damage your health, according to www.lifeenergysolutions.com. If you don’t want to turn off your mobile phone, there are some things you can do to help minimise your risk of problems.

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  1. Move Away from the Cell Phone

Never carry your cell phone in your pocket or, ladies, your bra. There is evidence linking people who keep mobile phones in their top pockets or bras with breast cancer. There are also studies that suggest keeping a mobile phone in your trouser pocket is linked to a decrease in fertility. Carry a phone in a bag when you are moving around and put it away from you when you are in the home.

  1. Use Speakerphone

The act of putting the cell phone against your ear increases your exposure to electromagnetic radiation and could put you at greater risk of brain cancer since the radiation is directed straight at your brain.

  1. Keep Your Phone Off

You are unlikely to need your phone on 24/7. Try to increase the times you have it off in order to cut down on the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the device. You can try other forms of keeping in touch like using a landline phone or speaking on Skype.

  1. Use EMF Protective Technology

There are a variety of products that act as protection against EMFs, including jewellery, shields, blocking devices, and special paint. Cell phone protective chips are also available which help specifically block emissions from phones.

  1. Keep Protected While Sleeping

Put your phone in airplane mode when you are sleeping if you use your phone as an alarm, or keep it on the other side of the room if you prefer to be able to receive calls.