Because scientific studies link cell phone radiation to things like cancer and other ailments, people want to know how to protect themselves from cell phone radiation. And as awareness about these issues grow, enough demand is created that companies are starting to develop ways for people to protect themselves. The most important things a person can do to protect themselves from cell phone radiation I have narrowed down to 4 basic steps.
To protect yourself from cellphone radiation follow these 4 steps:
- Don’t ever hold your cellphone up to your ear, and don’t ever use a Bluetooth or regular corded headset. Instead attach a Ferrite Bead on the bottom of your corded headset, and use that.
- Put An Aulterra Neutralizer on your cell phone. This will change the Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation into a more natural and less harmful form. (I know this sounds weird but there is some good science behind it. See below)
- Get a quality Protected Cellphone Case that will block 99% of the cellphone radiation exiting one side of your phone. Keep that side towards your body and store it in a purse or loose jacket pocket; not in a pocket right next to your body.
- Get a WaveCage or a steel mesh waste basket for everyone in the house that has a cell phone. Keep everyone’s cellphones in those at night, and keep them at least 10 feet away from you, and above your body, while sleeping.
In this article we are going to talk about different methods of protecting a person from cell phone radiation. These methods include the above 4 steps. Of these that involve protective products, all of these fall into two basic types of protection. The first is items that block the radiation, or at least keep it away from us. And the second is a scientifically proven way to “neutralize” the radiation, which basically means to change it into a more natural form so that it is less harmful. I tend to like to utilize both methods.
Cell Phone Radiation Test
Before I get into how to protect yourself from cellphone radiation, I would like you to take a minute and watch this video below. In the video I actually test a both a smartphone and some Bluetooth earbuds so you can see how much RF Radiation they emit. You will be surprised. It is a short video but definitely worth watching!
And just this year the U.S. Toxicology Program revealed the results of a $25 million, 10-year study about the effects of cell phone radiation on rats and mice. Guess what those researchers found out? Cell phone radiation, like the kind you and I are exposed to for hours at a time a day (and night, let’s be honest) caused rare tumors to form in the heart tissue around male rats. (See the Scientific Studies page of this website.)
So, there’s that. It’s terrifying to think of all the health consequences we could soon be facing because of our need to add a filter to our favorite picture on Instagram. Some experts believe cell phone radiation is the tobacco of today and that we won’t fully know the consequences of the exposure until an entire generation is sick. Now, is the time to protect you and your family from the dangers of cell phone radiation. You can find more information about many of the below protection items on our page Recommended Protections.
15 Cell Phone Radiation Protection Methods:
1. Use an Air Tube Headset
When making cell phone calls by far the safest way in an air tube headset. An Air Tube Headset is part air tube and half wired cable. It works similar to a doctor’s stethoscope. Air tube headsets convert the electrical signal into harmless airwaves. An air tube type hands free kit can reduce radiation significantly.. it’s much safer than blue tooth. This is by far the best option, if you can deal with the fact that they are a bit heavier. But you still need a ferrite bead. See more on ferrite beads below.
2. Aulterra Neutralizer Sticker
Kim Dandurand developed this technology in 1996 when he was engaged in a major environmental cleanup project where this technology was used to neutralize chemical and radioactive waste from landfill sites.
He then funded a bunch of studies to see if these same paramagnetic minerals would neutralize RF Radiation. What he learned was that they do 2 things. First they decrease the intensity of the radiation. And second they neutralize the effects of electromagnetic radiation rendering it harmless to human DNA.
Basically, the way I understand it, the paramagnetic minerals within the Aulterra stickers form a magnetic field that changes the man-made waves emitted by WiFi devices into a more natural form. This reduces the damage they cause by about 95%.
Aulterra stickers will reduce the intensity and the damaging affect of WiFi or Bluetooth Radiation. All of the rest of these products I talk about on this page limit the quantity of this radiation that you are exposed to. In my estimation both methods are equally important.
The below is a video of a man getting a blood test done two different ways as a comparison. The first was done after him talking on his cellphone. And then the second test was done after him talking on the cellphone with the Aulterra Neutralizer Stickers on his cellphone.
3. Get an Alarm Clock
Did you know sleeping with your phone next to your head can cause headaches, nausea, insomnia, depression and even brain tumors? Yes, it can. I used to fall asleep every night with my phone on my nightstand but after all my research on this topic, I keep it far away. Experts recommend keeping your cell phone out of your room at night and switching to an old-fashion alarm clock for early morning wake up calls. You’ll sleep better and reduce your risk of major health complications.
Okay, let’s be realistic. If you can’t stand the thought of leaving your phone in another room at night, you have another option. I recently purchased a Wavecage to put my cell phone in at night. This cage is made out of stainless steel. It’s designed to reduce radiation exposure from cell phone radiation by about 90-95%. I’ve been using this cage for a couple weeks now and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to keep their cell phone in the bedroom, but don’t want the added risks.
I still keep the cell phone up high on a dresser about 5 feet from my bed, just to be safe. So now I can use it as an alarm clock again. I love it. I highly recommend it. I have a link to the best place you can purchase a Wavecage and a bunch of the below other items also in my article entitled “50 Products To Protect Yourself From RF Radiation“.
5. RF Kill Box
Unlike the Wavecage, this kill box is solid metal. It’s designed to not allow any radiation out. This means if you put your cell phone in there, it will not ring and you won’t know If someone is trying to get ahold of you. It’s basically like turning of your phone, except it’s in metal box. This might be a good option if you want your phone close at hand, in case of a midnight emergency.
6. Get Rid of Bluetooth
A Bluetooth headset is designed to make hands-free calling easier than ever before. In many state, if you use your phone without a headset, you get a big fat ticket. Turns out Bluetooth headsets emit high levels of radiation directly into your ear. Yikes. Get rid of the Bluetooth all together- it’s not worth the risk. The safest solution is either a air tube headset or regular corded headset as long as you have a ferrite bead on the bottom of it. In this short video below I show you what a ferrite bead is, and how to put it on. It filters away 95% of the radiation going from your phone into your headset.
Putting distance between you and the phone lowers your exposure. Distance dissipates cellphone radiation. If you don’t want to purchase another headset, you can always put your phone on speaker and make a call like that. Several neurosurgeons have spoken publicly about how they tell their patients to keep the phone away from their head at all costs. In fact, some doctors don’t talk on their cell phones all together- they text.
While using the speakerphone option doesn’t eliminate the risk of radiation exposure it’s better than holding your phone directly to your brain. Several studies have shown that cell phone radiation can break the brain-blood barrier, which is the last line of defense in your body against toxic chemicals. The breaking of this barrier can make you more susceptible to tumors and other cancers.
8. Use Cell Phone Only With Good Reception
Can you hear me now? It seems like everywhere we go, we’re looking at our phones to see how many bars we have. Some experts believe bad reception, or fewer bars, on your phone means your phone is working harder to find a signal and in turn, emitting more harmful radiation. One article I read indicates “some phones can ramp up their emissions 1000-fold in areas where the signal is poor.
This means that for each signal bar that is missing, your exposure increases several hundred times,” electricsense.com. So, long story short if you’re in the mountains and you’re trying to upload that sunset picture to Instagram- take a break and enjoy the view. You can upload that pic once you get back to civilization.
9. No Phone For Kids
Okay, this is going to sound harsh but under no circumstances should you be giving your cell phone to your child for entertainment or to make a phone call. A child’s brain Is still developing and their skulls are much thinner than ours. This means they are more susceptible to RF radiation and the potential health effects that come along with this type of exposure.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a restaurant, only to see parents giving their kids cell phones to keep them entertained until their food arrives. I get that parents need a break- but it’s critical to your child’s health to take break from the cell phone.
10. Text, Don’t Call
In a recent article I read, a well known doctor said he never makes a phone call with his cell phone- he texts. The theory is this method of communication will greatly reduce your cell phone radiation exposure. However, texting still requires some level of energy and radiation is emitted during this process. I think this ideal for teens and young adults.
However, if you use your cell phone for business texting all your communication may be difficult. It’s worth a try! Perhaps email is a better way to go. You’ll have to experiment and decide which form of communication works best for your situation.
11. Ferrite Beads
A Ferrite Bead will filter out 90% to 95% of the radiation that would otherwise travel up the cord like an antenna into your ear. If you can handle the weight of an air-tube headset, that is the safest. But it still needs a ferrite bead attached to its bottom so that the cord leaning against your body does not radiate you.
In the below video I show you what commercial ferrite beads look like that are used on things like our laptop power cords. I also show you how you can use a ferrite bead to protect yourself from cellphone radiation.
A ferrite bead is such a simple and inexpensive item that many people overlook their significance and importance. They are commonly used on all types of electronics cords to filter off any high frequency spike and surges (like Cellphone RF Radiation) from going up the line. Everyone in in your home who owns a cellphone should have one of these on their earphone or headset cords.
Well, you won’t win any fashion points with the this product, but it will keep you safe from cell phone radiation. The BlocSock is a softer, fabric version of the protective cell phone case I first mentioned in this article. It’s a pretty simple design that packs a punch when it comes to RF radiation protection. According to the manufacturer, the BlocSock cell protection case, blocks 96% of radiation. Plus, you can make a phone call with the cover on, which I think is pretty cool. Most of the other cell cases on the market are for storing your phone, not for making calls too. And for $35 a case, you can’t beat the price.
13. Cell Phone Bag
Earlier, I mentioned several metal containers to put your cell phone in at night. If a container isn’t for you, a cell phone bag may the ticket to keeping you safe. This bag is lightweight and made of a special metal mesh fabric, designed to block radiation. It’s used by military and law enforcement around the world. This is not very expensive and appears to be made very well and gets great reviews. I do a review on the one that I like the best in the video below. It is a short video but very worth watching. I have a link to the best place to purchase one of these bags on our Recommended Protections page of this website.
14. Radiation Blocking Cell Phone Cases
On my “Cellphone Radiation Protection Items” page, I talk in more detail about radiation blocking cell phone cases. These cases allow you to take your cell phone and your wallet with you at the same time. According to the manufacturer, this specially designed product blocks 99% of radiation, however what they don’t tell you is that quite a bit of RF Radiation still goes around the case. (I demonstrate this in the above video.) That being said they do block some and so I personally prefer to still have them, than not. But I don’t treat them like they block all the radiation. I still keep the cell phone as far away from my body as I can.
The cases also come in a variety of colors and styles. In addition to keeping you safe from radiation, the case also protects your phone from dings and dents and general wear and tear. The protection cases come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit most phones, tablets and laptops.
15. Use A Landline Instead
Okay, I know this seems extreme but you could ditch the cell phone all together and dig that old landline out of the garage. Remember that yellow landline in your kitchen growing up? Yes, I’m talking about THAT one. Don’t be tempted to pick up cordless phone either because they give off way more radiation than you think.
Some experts say the base of a cordless phone is like having a cell tower in your living room. If you can, make phone calls from your landline. If you can’t get rid of your cell phone, try to limit the time you spend on your phone. It may take awhile to get used reducing your time on Facebook, but it’s worth it.
Reducing your exposure to cell phone radiation will not happen overnight. You have to make a conscious choice everyday how and when you will communicate with those around you. Maybe today you’ll text and make fewer phone calls. Tomorrow you can slowly transition your cell phone out of your room. While there are products out there designed to limit your exposure, it’s up to make it happen and utilize those resources. Change is hard, but when you’re health is at stake, it will be worth it. Let me know how it goes!
5G Cell Phone Radiation Danger
Cellphones emit RF Radiation, the exact same radiation that your microwave oven uses to cook food. Microwave Radiation is RF Radiation. Most people do not realize that. The amperage or power of the signal might be different, but it is the exact same radiation. There are literally hundreds of studies from as early as the 1960’s to today that link RF Radiation to cancer. I link to a few of these studies in my article “The 7 Worst Radiation Dangers In Your Home“. And in 2011 even the World Health Organization classified RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogen” or cancer causing. Here is a link to that document by the International Agency For The Research On Cancer.
In the RF Radiation world, the higher the frequency, the more dangerous it is to us. Well many of you may have heard that the new 5th generation (5G) cell phones are preparing to roll out. It will take a while for it to all roll out because they will need a lot more mini cell towers first so that people will still have a good signal. The reason they want to switch to 5G is because the upload and download speeds will be much faster. But there is also a whole lot more RF Radiation concerns with 5G than with the earlier technologies.
5G will use ultra high frequency and ultra high intensity compared to 2G, 3G or 4G. These earlier technologies use between 1 GHz to 5 GHz frequency. 5G will use 24 GHz to 90 GHz frequency. To put that into perspective 90 GHz is basically 90 billion electromagnetic waves hitting the cells in your body each second. This is much more radiation than we are with earlier technologies. The U.S. Military has a microwave crowd control weapon called the “Active Denial System” which works by heating up the surface of its targets like the skin of people in order to disperse crowds. It operates using the RF Radiation frequency of 95 GHz, just 5 more GHz than 5G. And some say that down the road 5G may use higher than 90 GHz frequency in some applications.
Why A Ferrite Bead Is Important
A ferrite bead is a plastic cylinder or tube that you run your cellphone headset cord through at the base of the cord about an inch from where it is plugged into your phone. Inside the plastic it has a metallic interior which creates an electromagnetic field around the headset cord. That is very basic description but is sufficient for our needs here.
If you have ever seen a round plastic cylinder or tube on the cord for your laptop or camera you probably have not ever thought much about it. Many have them in on form or another. What they do is they create an electromagnetic field around the cord to absorb the “noise” or electromagnetic surges and spikes that occur on the line as the cord converts AC power to DC power. These surges and spikes could hurt your device, which is why it was included on the cord. The same principle applies by adding a ferrite bead to the base of your cellphone headset cord.
The cord is designed to only run enough power up the cord to run the small speakers in your ears. RF Radiation grabs onto the wiring in the cord like an antenna and wants to travel up the cord and into your ear. This is basically like a surge or spike in that it is higher frequency electricity. The ferrite bead will use its electromagnetic field to absorb the “noise” so that not much more than just the electricity that is supposed to be traveling up the wire is so. Ferrite beads are used a lot in electronics, so they are nothing new. Here is the link where I got my Ferrite Beads. They are so cheap and are the single most important part of cellphone radiation protection.
Why A WaveCage Is Important
A wave cage is a metallic mesh container or bucket that is made out of a conductive metal. You can see it in the picture to the left. You want one that is big enough to hold your cellphone without your cellphone sticking out of the top. RF Radiation has a very hard
time traveling though paralleled lines of conductive metal like a screen or the side of the WaveCage. Here is the link to where I purchased my WaveCage. It is not as ascetically pleasing but if you do get desperate you can get a steel mesh waste basket that are made out of a conductive metal and work very nicely.
If you don’t want to purchase a WaveCage you can get one of those waste baskets and set your cellphones in one of those for the evening. Just be sure and set either the WaveCage or the metal waste basket up on a dresser so that the base of it is above the level of your body when you are sleeping. You get better protection that way. And you want it to be as far away from your body as possible and still be within hearing range. If you can at least be 10 feet away that should be far enough.
The WaveCage will block about 90% to 95% of the radiation coming out of your cellphone. It will still let enough of a signal out that your phone will still ring if someone calls you. And so then you can still use it that way as an alarm clock if you wish to. Just know when someone calls or your alarm rings you will be getting up and walking to your phone to answer the phone or turn off the alarm.
One word of caution. You will be tempted, I know I have been, to set the phone in the WaveCage on your night stand right next to your bed. This is too close. I promise you there is still enough radiation escaping the WaveCage that it will enter your brain and you will not sleep as well or as soundly as you would otherwise. Also if you have a higher bed the WaveCage may not be higher than your body. This is important as well because their is not top to the WaveCage.
Why A Protecting Cellphone Case Is Important
If you have read my articles or watched my videos on smart meter radiation you will already understand the principle behind why your cellphone case needs to have a side that protects you from radiation. A smart meter puts off very high RF Radiation but it is attached to a metal electrical box on the side of your house. What is interesting about that metal box is that it blocks all of the RF Radiation that is emitted by the smart meter. There is a significant amount of radiation that still goes around the box and gets into the house. But the metal box does block radiation from going through it.
The same is true with a radiation protection phone case. Yes radiation will go around the side of the phone case that has the copper or other metallic fibers woven into it, but it will block a significant amount. If you do not have the protection in your case you get full blast RF Radiation not having to go around anything. I hope that makes sense. You still do not want to carry the phone right next to your body if you can help it though.
What I can tell you is that I have tested the radiation coming out of a cellphone with a meter. When you are taking a reading from the side of the phone that has the protection case between the phone and the meter, the radiation is significantly reduced. Not by 100%, but significantly.
Cellphone On Speakerphone
In the meantime if you do not have a corded phone or the ferrite bead, the next safest way to use your cellphone is on speakerphone mode sitting on a table in front of you. This is not ideal for all phone conversations so I highly recommend getting the ferrite bead and the other items like the WaveCage and the protected phone case. But in a pinch that it the next best way to use your cellphone.
One other small tip: When it makes sense, such as at church, or some other place where you cannot afford to be disturbed with a phone call, consider turning your phone off or on airplane mode rather than just turning the volume down. I would not recommend doing this for extended periods of time. You want people to be able to reach you. But if you can get in the habit of turning your phone off or on airplane mode whenever you are somewhere that you know you cannot be disturbed, you will be amazed at how often this will be. Doing so will save you some unneeded RF Radiation exposure. Just a thought.