6 tips for minimizing cell phone radiation
May 31st, 2011
04:30 PM ET

6 tips for minimizing cell phone radiation

On Tuesday, scientists at the World Health Organization announced that the agency will now list mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

There haven't been enough long-term studies to make a clear conclusion if radiation from cell phones is safe, but there was enough data to persuade the WHO of a possible connection.

Cell phones use non-ionizing radiation, which doesn’t damage DNA the way ionizing radiation does. The cell phone radiation operates more like very low power microwaves, but nobody really likes to think of leaning their face on a low-powered microwave.

If the WHO’s labeling of cell phone use as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" has gotten you alarmed, here are some quick basic tips to limit your exposure.

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  1. Sharla

    My 43 yr. old lawyer son, whose cell phone was always at his left ear, died in 2005. He had cancer on his left tongue and cheek at the throat. Drs. said this squamus cell cancer is usually contracted by much older men after years of drinking and smoking. I have always suspected the cell phone use.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm |