Healthy Living Tip #64: Don’t Carry Your Cell Phone in Your Pocket

The number of sources of human-made EMF emissions continues to explode. It’s no longer just cell phones and WiFi. Now we also have wireless thermostats, wireless speakers, smart refrigerators, tons of bluetooth devices— EMF is everywhere. Despite the growing number of sources of EMF, there’s one source of EMF that is likely one of your biggest sources of exposure: keeping your cell phone in your pocket.

The Cell Phone In Your Pocket

And so, there’s one habit that you can adopt that will significantly reduce your cumulative exposure to EMF radiation, and that’s to stop carrying your cell phone in your pocket.

FCC Guidelines

A lot of people don’t even realize that cell phone manufacturers warn you not to keep your cell phone in your pocket, because if you do, your exposure can exceed FCC guidelines. And when these companies, like Apple, perform tests to determine the SAR of their phones, the phones are held away from the test dummy.

As just one example, the Apple iPhone 7 manual warns users to “carry iPhone at least 5mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.”

How can the cell phone companies get away with this? Well, according to FCC guidelines, the “‘body-worn’ configuration should be done with the device in a belt clip or holster”. So the FCC tells manufacturers to test their EMF emissions based on the assumption that people will not carry their phones in their pockets!

But, of course, so many of us do.

Infertility & Cancer

When your exposure to cell phone radiation is this high, exceeding even FCC limits, not only are you increasing your risk for numerous negative health effects (including cancer), an increasing number of peer-reviewed scientific studies link keeping your cell phone in your pocket to infertility. (That’s why we created our free ebook, “What Every Man Needs to Know About Cell Phones and Infertility“.)

What You Can Do

So, one super simple trick to reduce your exposure to EMF radiation and live healthier is to stop carrying your phone in your pocket.

But, many people continue to carry their cell phones in their pockets. It’s just so convenient, and for many men in particular, they don’t have anywhere else to carry their phones.

This is why we created products like our Phone Pouch, Pocket Patch and Pocket Card— to make it easier to carry your cell phone in a safer manner, by deflecting cell phone radiation away from your body and reproductive organs.

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Living Tip #64: Don’t Carry Your Cell Phone in Your Pocket

  1. […] thing you can do? Avoid carrying your cell phone directly next to your body. Turn it off or put it in airplane mode if you’re carrying it in your […]

  2. […] are just some of the ways you can reduce your exposure to this type of radiation. Others are not carrying your phone in your pocket, turning off your phone while you sleep, enabling airplane mode, and using anti-radiation headsets. […]

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