Experts agree with these warnings. They advise taking the safe route and limiting extended exposure, such as sleeping with a cell phone several feet away from your head.
Below are some links and comments about the specific subject of sleeping with a cell phone under your pillow:
Some people are so attached to their cell phones that they sleep with them on their nightstand or even under their pillow. Bad idea. Cell phones pump out electromagnetic radiation whenever they’re on – which means sleeping with one nearby boosts your exposure all night long.
What to do? Put the phone on “airplane mode” (which shuts down the transceiver) or turn it off. If you need to be available for calls, place the phone several feet away from your bed.
Natural News reported in 2010 about a study by International Electromagnetic Field Collaborative recommends that:
…parents should not allow their children under the age of 18 to use mobile phones except in emergencies, or to sleep with cellular phones under their pillows.
“…doctors frown on sleeping with a cell phone under your pillow or directly next to your bed.”
Joel Moskowitz, PhD, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health has suggested that it is best not to let kids sleep with their phones under their pillows.
In 2011, a Thailand consumer protection group issued a warning, urging people to stop sleeping with their cell phones.
From the sampling above, it would appear that most experts suggest avoiding sleeping with cell phones under your pillow, especially until more is known about the connection between cell phone exposure and brain tumors.
While the debate rages, it is better to err on the side of caution. Try to minimize your cell phone radiation exposure. Keep cell phone several feet away while sleeping.
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