The power of Flight Mode
As you may already know, Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy - or what most people simply call RADIATION from our mobile phones can have a huge impact on our health.
ONE way you can reduce your exposure is by switching your mobile phone onto FLIGHT MODE when you're not using it, ESPECIALLY while you sleep at night.
Here's a short video of me using my High frequency meter to measure the RF emitting from my phone in flight mode, and then when I turn it back on.
So what does this mean? Ideally, we would like to have any wireless devices below 10 microwatts/m2 and below 5 in a bedroom. This is virtually impossible with mobile phones, so flight mode is your best option. This is especially important if you carry your phone in your pocket or if you let children use your phone. No, you won't be able to send or receive calls when flight mode is on, but at least you will be more protected and so will your kids.
There is actually a large amount of evidence supporting this, including Lennart Hardell, the Interphone Study and the Cerenat Study, all reporting an increase in brain tumours. In 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequencies as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Other results include DNA damage, inducing oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction.
DID YOU KNOW....Some of the symptoms children will experience if using a mobile phone include:
- memory problems
- increased irritability
- reduced attention
- learning difficulties
- sleep issues
Don't get me wrong - mobile phones are a necessity in our modern way of life - I use mine all the time! All it takes is the flick of a switch to increase your protection and the protection of your kids.
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Council of Europe, 2011, The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment, (Online), Available: .
Coureau, G. et al., 2014, Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study, (Online), Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24816517
IARC, 2011, IARC classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans, (Online), Available: http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf
IARC, 2011, Report to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) on the Interphone Study, (Online), Available: http://interphone.iarc.fr/UICC_Report_Final_03102011.pdf
BioInitiative Report, 2012, A rationale for biologically-based exposure standards for low-intensity electromagnetic radiation, (Online), Available: http://www.bioinitiative.org/