RF Safe List Cell Phone Radiation Safety Tips with Important Phone Radiation Safety Accessories

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2014 Legislative Bills for Cell Phone Radiation Warnings have already passed in both Hawaii and Maine. RF Safe suggest 10 ways to greatly reduce health risk from cell phone radiation exposure.

Be RF Safe To Be Sure! Cell Phone Radiation Safety First

Be RF Safe To Be Sure! Cell Phone Radiation Safety First

Whenever possible, use the speaker-phone mode or an RF Safe air-tube headset if the call needs to be private

According to RF Safe's Founder, John Coates, "The signs to start taking precaution from excessive radiation exposure are everywhere now."

In the last 6 weeks both Hawaii and Maine have passed milestone bills for informing consumers on the hazards of cell phone radiation.

2/20/2014 Hawaii Senator Calls for Cell Phone Radiation Warning Labels on Cell Phones

3/11/2014 Maine House of Representatives Approve of Cell Phone Warning Labels

RF Safe warns that cell phone users need to pay attention when the honorable D-Sen. Josh Green, Chair of Senate Committee on Health put Hawaii on track to be the first state making it a law to have health warnings on cell phones.

Coates said that he "applauds Sen. Green' signaling to cell phone users to heed health warnings."

Coates says, "Consumers don’t need wait for two inch stickers on the back of a cell phone warning of the risk to pregnant woman and children when simple smartphone accessories and safe phone usage can reduce cell phone radiation exposure now."

RF Safe has provided cell phone users a small list to address the most common concerns of cell phone radiation exposure and how to avoid any unnecessary health risk.

1. Children should only use cell phones next to their heads for emergency calls only. Children’s skulls are thinner than adults’ and their brains are still developing. Hence, radiation from cell phones penetrates more deeply into their brains and is likely to cause more damage over time. Texting (while holding the phone away from the body) is still fine for kids.

2. While talking on your cell phone, try to keep the cell phone away from your body as much as possible. The amplitude of the electromagnetic fields (cell phone radiation) is relative to distance. Moving a cell phone even an inch from the body can greatly reduce radiation exposure. Signal strength falls off as the square of the distance to the source. This means that if you double the distance to the source, which is the cell phone to your head, the signal strength would be four times less, since two squared is four. If you triple the distance, the signal strength would be nine times less, and so on. At 10 times the distance between the cell phone and your head, the signal strength is 100 times less, and at 100 times the distance, it would be 10,000 times less.

Whenever possible, use the speaker-phone mode or an RF Safe air-tube headset if the call needs to be private (Bluetooth is not suggested because it is also a microwave transmitter).

3. Avoid using your cell phone when the signal is weak or when moving at high speed, such as in a car or train, as this automatically increases power to a maximum as the phone repeatedly attempts to connect to a new relay antenna.

4. Avoid carrying your cell phone on your body at all times - if you must carry a cell phone while in use always use an RF Safe approved shield between your body and wireless device. Do not keep it near your body at night such as under the pillow or on a bedside table, particularly if pregnant. You can also put it on “flight” or “air-plane” mode, which stops the phone from transmitting microwave radiation.

5. If you must carry your cell phone on you, make sure that the keypad is positioned toward your body and the back is positioned toward the outside so that the phones antenna system directs the maximum amount of radiation away from you rather than into you. RF Safe flip case radiation shields only shield the front of the cell phone for this very reason.

6. Only use your cell phone to establish contact or for conversations lasting for short calls, under 5 minutes, as the biological effects are directly related to the duration of exposure. For longer conversations, use an RF Safe air-tube headset or land line with a corded phone, not a cordless phone, which also uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range, a frequency similar to that of cell phones only lower in power.

7. Move the phone around: Switch sides regularly while communicating on your cell phone to spread out your exposure. Before putting your cell phone to the ear, wait until your correspondent has picked up. This limits the power of the electromagnetic fields emitted near your ear and the duration of your exposure. RF Safe flip case radiation shields provide cell phone users with shielding that covers the entire front of the phone, even when holding it to the ear.

8. When possible, communicate via text messaging rather than making a call, to limit the duration of exposure and the proximity to the body.

9. Avoid using your cell phone in places like a bus, trains, where you can passively expose others to your phone’s electromagnetic fields as metal enclosures deflect microwaves that can intensify second hand radiation exposure. Faraday Effect.

10. Choose a device with the lowest SAR possible (SAR = Specific Absorption Rate, which is a measure of the strength of the magnetic field absorbed by the body).

SAR ratings of the lowest SAR cell phones sold by different manufacturers are available by searching for “lowest radiation cell phones” on the internet. RF Safe has listed the lowest radiation smartphones for 2014 in a recent press release.


RF SAFE is the world's premier provider of cell phone radiation protection accessories and informational data. Since 1998 RF (Radio Frequency) Safe has been dedicated to evolving the wireless industries safety standards, by engaging in the business of design, testing, manufacture, and sale of safety technologies to mitigate harmful effects of cell phone radiation.

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