Every time you leave the house I am sure you have at least three things in your pocket: your wallet, your keys, and your cell phone. Ever since cellular phones became popular many people have been skeptical of their safety. A large reason for that skepticism is because of how much we use our cell phones everyday. Something you use on an occasion or even just a few times a week wouldn’t pose such a risk to our health because of the frequency of use. Think about how many times a day you use your cell phone. I can’t even count the number of times I use mine every day – maybe I will try that exercise and let you know how it goes. There is no doubt that cell phones give off a certain amount of radiation but the question is how much and how damaging is it?
The public has gotten a lot of mixed information on the safety of cell phones. Studies have been done but most of them have been on a specific sized adult and it doesn’t take into consideration someone who is smaller or weighs less. New studes are being done by the Enviornmental Health Trust that are contesting the findings in previous studies.
The most disturbing thing I read was that children’s heads absorb radiation and a much higher rate then adults. Images provided by Environmental Health Trust show how deep radiation goes in an adult male. In a 10-year-old, it’s 150 percent deeper. In younger children the risk is ever greater.
It’s impossible to keep our children 100% clear of all radiation but we can do our best to minimize the risk by keeping the cell phone at a good distance away from the children and minimizing the amount you allow them to use the phone.