When do cell phones emit the most radiation?

Cell Phone Radiation

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It is no longer a secret that our cell phones produce radiation. Even the largest cell phone manufacturers, like Apple and Samsung, warn us about the risks associated with their own products. Although cell phones emit radiation at all times, there are some situations when this emission is increased. You should be aware of these situations and make an effort to avoid them if you are worried about cell phone radiation in any way.

In locations with poor reception

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that radiation emissions increase when your phone must transmit a signal from a far distance—up to 45 miles in some cases—in order to connect to a cell tower. The strength of this signal increases the further you are from a tower, increasing the device's radiation emission. Your body absorbs the majority of this radiation, leaving you open to its damaging health effects.

How to avoid this: 

  • Avoid using your phone in a car or an elevator, or at the very least, try to keep your conversations brief.
  • When you enter an area with poor reception, switch your phone to airplane mode.
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When it touches your body directly

The thermal effects of a mobile phone on the skin are a serious matter of concern. Long-distance conversations have been shown in numerous studies to raise body temperature, which is extremely dangerous to one's health. Today's mobile phone users can hold a conversation for up to 50 minutes while holding the phone close to their ears. The heat impacts can be five times more harmful in young people and children, which indicates major health issues.

How to avoid this:

  • Avoid having your phone in direct contact with your ear.
  • Never leave your phone in your pocket or on your body for an extended period of time.

When the phone has a low battery

Similar to a weak connection, when you use your phone on a low battery, it tries very hard to operate, which results in more radiation emissions. Try to avoid carrying a phone with a low battery as much as you can because it is never a good idea.

How to avoid this: 

  • Before leaving the house, make sure your phone is fully charged.
  • Keep a power bank in your bag at all times.
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When connected to WiFi and Bluetooth

Cell phones frequently use Bluetooth and WiFi. Bluetooth signals have a maximum range of 90 feet, whereas WiFi signals can travel hundreds of feet. This reduces the amount of power required for connection, but it does not make you any safer because Bluetooth and WiFi produce RF radiation.

How to avoid this:

  • Connect to devices that are close to you.
  • Don't leave Bluetooth and WiFi on for too long.
Phone connected to wifi

Conclusion: Even if you take all precautions to avoid these situations, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be safe from absorbing cell phone radiation. Research and safety regulations are still trying to catch up with the topic and find solutions, but for now, there’s only one scientifically proven solution that you can use. It is the Bodywell Chip, which you can attach to not only your phone but your other devices, and it will absorb up to 80% of the radiation emitted by them.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about the Bodywell Chip.

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