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Cellphones can give you Smartphone Sickness or Electrosensitivity:
Not using a cellphone makes you happier and more academically successful:
Sensible health advice includes the following.
1. Try to stop using your cellphone altogether.
2. If you need to use a cellphone for a real life-or-death emergency
3. Ask other people not to use their cellphones anywhere near you.
This can be difficult where neighbors use cellphones in an adjoining apartment. Shielding or other protection may be the only solution.
4. Use your iPhone or iPad with a wired connection on airplane mode
For an iPhone, iPad, iPod etc:
It is possible to connect an iPhone to the Internet via an Ethernet cable, without using wifi or cellphone radiation with two original Apple adapters. You can then surf the Internet, use apps and VoIP, but you won't be able to receive phone calls or to send SMS.
California Department of Public Health:
Current regulations, as explained in cellphone instruction manuals, require the user to hold the phone a certain distance away from the body. This is to comply with FCC, EU or similar regulations. These regulations are to safeguard the body only from heating. This is now regarded by the majority of scientists as insufficient, since radiation can also lead to cancer and neurological effects such as electrosensitivity, which can occur at far lower levels of exposure.
Cellphones banned in French schools:
From September 2018 the French Minister of Education has announced that cellphones will be banned in schools for students up to the age of 15:
Health effects of cellphones:
Women: Don't carry your cellphone next to your body!
The three coloured spots in the left photo show the locations of a woman's breast cancer tumors.
The right photo shows how she carried her cellphone in her bra.
Men: Don't carry your cellphone next to your body!
Some 80% of studies now show that cellphone and similar radiation can damage your fertility and sexual functions.
Check the radiation from your cellphone
This video shows even higher radiation levels from a '4G' LTE phone compared with a '3G' UMTS phone.
Legal case against Nokia for brain tumor:
Shareholders warned of cancer risk, not cellphone users:
Support for ban on cellphones in schools:
Ban on pupils up to 15 years having and using cellphones on school premises from September 2018:
French and International 'PhoneGate': a 'Global Scandal'
Cellphones are tested at a distance away from the head, when they are nearly always used next to the head.
Some cellphones are incorrectly labelled as regards their SAR rating. Independent testing shows that their SAR levels are up to ten times higher than what the manufacturers claim in their literature.
Cellphones withdrawn because they break safety limits:
"New withdrawal and updates for four mobile phones" (Phone Gate Alert, May 30 2018)
Interview about the Phonegate Scandal:
Ban on cellphone use by staff in schools:
Ban on pupil cellphones in schools:
"France: "Phonegate" Scandal"
US: Right to Know
The City of Berkeley, California, has passed the fist 'Right to Know' cellphone bill, requiring health warnings as given in the small print at the point of sale.
US: Police warrant needed for location information:
The Supreme Court decided on June 22 2018 in Carpenter v. United States, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information.
Cordless phones are just as dangerous as cellphones, wireless laptops and tablets.
Some cordless phones restrict the amount of radiation the base station gives out when it is not in use, but it is better to eliminate the radiation altogether by using a landline.