The Dangers Of Sleeping Close To A Cell Phone?
good morning … I want to ask … at that time I was sleeping and it turned out that I accidentally had a cellphone under my pillow … now this is the first time this incident … is it dangerous for my head? thanks
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Cellphones in use today use radiofrequency energy, which is a form of electromagnetic radiation and can be absorbed by our body tissues. There are two types of electromagnetic radiation, namely ionized ones, for example X-rays or rays used for X-rays. And the second type is non-ionizing electromagnetic, where this non-ionizing type uses radiofrequency with small or even very small energy, for example the radiofrequency used in cellphones.
Exposure to ionizing radiation such as X-rays is known to increase the risk of cancer. However, some studies have found no evidence for the non-ionizing (radiofrequency) radiation used by our cell phones for health or cancer risk. So you don't have to worry about it, putting your cellphone under your head for the first time does not mean you are at risk of developing cancer. Because it depends on several things, namely the amount of frequency energy generated from the cellphone, the distance between the cellphone and the user, and how often you are exposed to radiation. Although the long-term effects of radiofrequency on cellphone use are not widely known, it is not customary to put the cellphone on in your bed.
Things you can do to reduce your exposure to radiofrequency energy include:
Use a cell phone for short conversations, avoid communicating for long periods of time by direct telephone (cell phone sticks to your ear)
Using hands-free technology, such as a wired headset, the headset will provide distance between your head and the radio frequency energy of your cellphone.
Use the Hands-free option on the cellphone when it is used to make calls.
Leave some distance between your cellphone and you when it's not in use
Thank you, hope it helps.