How to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation to Your Body?

Now that many cell phone calling plans in the U.S. are offering free long distance and unlimited offpeak calling, people are spending more time talking on cell phones. But is it safe to do so? Will the radiofrequency (RF) radiation fry up your brain (or other organs) if you talk too long?

We are told that cell phone radiation levels are kept well below legal limits and should not be a safety concern. However, many people are still worried. That's one reason why many people are using hands-free devices (earphones) to make calls. But are these devices going to reduce radiation? Nobody knows for sure, and there have been conflicting research reports. Sure, the farther away the cell phone is, the less the radiation becomes. But while the cell phone is away from your brain, it may be closer to your other organs. Also, some researchers claim that earphones for certain cell phone models are acting like an antenna, bringing more radiation to your ear.

I am not going to tell you whether cell phone radiation is safe, or whether earphones can reduce radiation. But I am going to tell you one sure way of reducing radiation to your body, if you care at all.

To begin with, you have to have a cell phone that has 3-way calling feature (sometimes called conference calling), and a calling plan with a lot more minutes than what you can use (such as unlimited offpeak minutes). Many cell phone plans in the U.S. are like this. Also, you need to be close to a landline (traditional) phone, such as your home phone or office phone.

Congratulations. You can now talk as long as you want without worrying about radiation whatsoever.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind though:

  1. Since you are making two connections, your cell phone company will charge you twice the number of minutes. But if you have unlimited offpeak minutes and you are calling during offpeak times, who cares...
  2. In step 1 above, you have two choices: you can either call from your landline phone to your cell phone, or vice versa. My experience is that the call quality is better if you call from your landline phone to your cell phone during this step. Of course, you need to make sure that it is a local call for your landline phone, or you will get charged.
  3. During your call, if your cell phone receives another call, you won't be able to notice it (since it is far away!) :-)

Happy calling!

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