According to Healthline, like other wireless equipment, cell phones transmit electromagnetic radiation in order to function (or EMF). The widespread usage of mobile phones has prompted medical professionals to worry that even minimal health concerns linked with this technology could have far-reaching consequences for public health.
The habitual locations of our phones have been the subject of one such study. When it comes to safely stowing electronic equipment, many people are woefully uninformed. This article will discuss the potential health risks associated with storing your phone in certain locations.
It’s in the Pocket of Your Shirt
According to Healthline, placing your phone close to your chest will reduce the likelihood of it being stolen. However, you shouldn’t keep your phone so close to your vital organs that it could be damaged.
Even though there’s been some back-and-forth amongst specialists on the topic, doctors generally advise against storing wirelessly-connected mobile devices in a person’s chest pocket. As a result, your body is receiving two to seven times as much radiation as it would in a sealed bag.
Placed in the Pocket of Your Pants
Not many males are seen with bags, but many women are. This is why the front pocket is the standard location for a man to keep his phone. Isn’t that reassuring and handy? Nope, not at all. Even though it’s convenient, it’s not a safe option. Male fertility and sperm quality can be negatively impacted by a man always carrying his phone in his front pocket, according to a recent study.
What’s Under Your Bra
Some studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the radiation and vibrations from a phone kept in a bra may increase the risk of breast cancer.
Putting your phone in your bra or on your bra strap exposes your breasts to the temperature and physiological consequences of electromagnetic wireless energy.
Hidden in Your Pants
The answer is yes, your phone will be safe from drops and slips if you keep it in your back pocket. But putting your phone in your back pocket not only risks breaking the screen and other internal components, but also strains your back and butt. In particular, it can bring on sciatica, which is pain that radiates from the buttocks down the leg.
Put It Under Your Pillow
It can be tempting to store the phone under the pillow, where it will be conveniently within reach whenever it rings.
However, it’s not a smart idea to sleep with your phone beneath your pillow. This occurs when messages are received and the screen light is activated. The sleep-inducing hormone melatonin is disrupted as a result.
It’s also not a good idea to charge your phone overnight as you sleep with it under your pillow. There is no way to prevent your phone from catching fire because of the buildup of heat.
If you’re not going to turn off your phone, put it several feet away from your bedroom.
Up Close And Personal
It’s grossly unhygienic to constantly use your phone as a finger bowl. When you raise a dirty phone up to your face, you place bacteria in close proximity to your mouth, nose, cheeks, and ears, which can lead to breakouts.
How then can we communicate via telephone? If possible, give yourself a half an inch to an inch and a half of space between the gadget and your skin.
Positioned Gently Near Your Head While You Slumber
According to new studies, sleeping with your phone next to your head can be dangerous. Radiation emitted by smartphones is so strong that it can disrupt or even throw off your body’s internal clock. Having your phone next to you as you sleep increases the risk of having more nightmares because it disrupts your natural circadian cycle.
In order to reduce radio frequency exposure, keep your phone at least three feet away from where you sleep.