The short answer is, yes. Is it as dangerous as texting and driving? No. According to the Food and Drug Administration, cell phones are safe. Emitting radiation sounds scary, but lots of objects emit radiation—like bananas and brazil nuts. Yes, we know. Again, nuts get a bad rap.
I THOUGHT CELL PHONES GAVE RATS CANCER?
There was a federal study by the US National Toxicology Program that provided evidence of heart tumors occurring in male rats from cell phone radiation. The female rats, for some reason, did not get tumors. First, you should know that these rats were bathed in the cell phone radiation, humans would never get exposed to that much cell phone radiation.
REDUCE the IMPACT?
It is recommended for men and women to keep their cell phones in their back pockets instead of their front pockets. Not just because of the radiation, but also to protect you from temperatures. Couples trying to conceive will want to play it safe.
WHAT about RADIOACTIVE SPIDERS and the HULK?
If you are a geek, like us, you are probably wondering if you can at least create a radioactive spider that can bite you and give you amazing powers. Or get exposed to gamma radiation that turns you into a smashing Hulk. No and No. Number one, that is comic book fiction; and number two, the radiation from cell phones is a very specific radiofrequency radiation as opposed to ionizing radiation you get from x-rays and nuclear fallout. Again, the FDA says you are safe, in fact, the rats exposed to the radiation even lived longer than the average rat. The senior scientist of the study even said, “So, these findings should not be directly extrapolated to human cell phone usage.”
The good news is the scientist that performed the study says you’re safe and the FDA that reviewed the study says you’re safe. The bad news? You won’t be joining the Avengers anytime soon.
WE HAVE TWO LOCATIONS for CELL PHONE REPAIR:
Brainwave Computer Locations
|8610 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Beaverton, OR 97008
|757 SW 185th Ave STE 200
Beaverton, OR 97006
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