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Radiofrequency Energy from Cellular Phones Exposure

Radiofrequency Energy from Cellular Phones Exposure
"""What kind of energy is used by a cell phone?

Low-powered radiofrequency (RF) energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation, is used by cell phones (and cell phone towers). You body's chemical bonds cannot be broken by non-ionizing radiation.

Can the body utilize this energy?

How close you hold your cell phone to your body and the strength of the signal both affect how much RF energy is absorbed by the body. In order to connect and make calls using a network of fixed, low-power cell phone towers or base stations, mobile phones are built to consume the least amount of electricity possible, according to Health Canada. In terms of RF radiation exposure to humans, the phones and towers must adhere to Health Canada's regulations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), phones only transmit power when they are turned on, and this power (and the user's RF exposure due to it) rapidly declines as one gets farther away from the source. When texting, for instance, the phone unit is kept at arm's length (about 30-40 cm) from the body, and this distance leads in a significantly lower exposure than when a unit is held close to a person's head. The distance between the phone unit and the body will also grow when using a hands-free device.

Are cell phones harmful to your health?

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields were categorized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as Class 2B ""probably carcinogenic to humans."" ""Agents for which there is minimal evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals"" are classified as Class 2B substances. In addition to workplace exposures to radar and microwaves, IARC looked at the literature on personal exposures related to using wireless phones as well as ambient exposures related to the transmission of signals for radio, television, and wireless communication. They came to the conclusion that there is """"minimal"""" evidence of glioma and acoustic neuroma among wireless phone users (a non-cancerous tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain). To draw conclusions concerning other malignancies or exposures, they could not find enough evidence. IARC stated that although there was some evidence to support the 2B classification, additional research was needed before any firmer judgments could be drawn. Health Canada says that """"further study is needed to define this 'potential' link' because the evidence for a possible connection between RF energy exposure and cancer risk is far from clear. The World Health Organization and the IARC concur that more study in this area is necessary, and so does Health Canada. Health Canada continues by recommending the following safety measures: Cell phone use is not completely risk-free, despite the fact that there are no known health concerns associated with RF energy from mobile devices. Utilizing wireless gadgets, like cell phones, can be distracting, according to studies. If you use these devices while engaging in any activity that necessitates focus for personal safety, such as driving, walking, cycling, or any other activity, your chance of suffering a serious accident may increase. Medical devices including hearing aids, defibrillators, and cardiac pacemakers may be affected by cell phone interference. Another sensitive electronic device that may be affected by cell phones is the navigation and communication systems of aircraft. There is no scientific basis to believe that cell phone towers are detrimental to the general public as long as exposures stay under the limits specified in Health Canada's guidelines. And because children are often more vulnerable to a range of environmental agents, Health Canada also advises parents to ""limit their children's RF exposure from cell phones"". Source: Protection of cell phone towers and phones. Administration of Canada

What safety measures can I take if I'm worried about being exposed to RF?

Precautions could consist of: Limit the quantity and duration of calls (time spent talking on the phone) Utilize hands-free gadgets Instead of talking on the phone, send an SMS. Encourage kids to spend less time on their smartphones. Additionally, using a phone or other electronic device while driving might be distracting. Avoid using the phone while operating machinery or performing other tasks that call for concentration for your personal safety. For examples, please refer to the OSH Answers article Driving Tips - Using Cellular Telephones and Other Devices.

Exist any rules regarding RF exposure?

Protection measures are established by Health Canada's guideline paper, ""Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz"" (often known as Safety Code 6).

Where can I find further details?

Government of Canada's Safety of Cell Phones and Cell Phone Towers Mobile phones and public health: electromagnetic fields, World Health Organization (WHO) Health Canada's Radiofrequency Exposure Guidelines, Safety Code 6, Health Canada Health Canada's Safety Code 6: Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz Industry Canada's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Radiofrequency (RF) Energy and Health """
 

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"Radiofrequency Energy from Cellular Phones Exposure" was written by Mary under the Cebu Language category. It has been read 31 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 23 November 2022.
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