The World Health Organization announced yesterday that cell phones can possibly cause cancer. Whether you’re rolling your eyes, or sitting upright in disbelief, you are probably paying attention. Yes, this is important to our health, especially given that currently, worldwide, there are 5 billion cell phones in service, this amongst a global population of a little over 6 billion.
As one of my favourite eco-living sites, inhabitat.com; reported: “The announcement is based upon a series of studies that have been peer-reviewed by a group of 31 scientists from 14 countries working with the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The team found that non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones is “possibly carcinogenic to humans – a reversal of the WHO’s previous assertions that no adverse health effects have been established for mobile phone us.”
We live in a digital age. And cell phones have become indispensable to most of our lives. And yet, I always wonder, hundred years hence, will another generation observing how we did things in the “now” think us so ignorant and oblivious to the effects of cell phone radiation?
Whether you are surprised by the outcome of this research or indifferent to it, here are a few tips you can use to minimize your exposure to cell phones.