Every new day a new mobile phone is launched and the number of mobile phone users in Indian is increasing in a speedy phase, mobile phone’s which has changed the lifestyle and communication mode of Indian users, like they say every good mode also has some bad impacts.
There has been lots of talks and concerns about radiation concerns about the safety of cellular / mobile phones whether they create health risks or are safe to use in all operating environments-have spread to other wireless devices /phones. Recently the Govt of India has come up with a Precautionary Guidelines for Mobile users in country.
We have summed up the same below to educate our readers most of them may be aware about most of the precautionary measures but still its our duty to share with fellow readers who are not aware of these issues.
Mobile users are advised to take precautionary measures while using a mobile handset as:
1. Keep distance – Hold the cell phone away from body to the extent possible.
2. Use a headset (wired or Bluetooth) to keep the handset away from your head.
3. Do not press the phone handset against your head. Radio Frequency (RF) energy is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source — being very close increases energy absorption much more.
4. Limit the length of mobile calls.
5. Use text as compared to voice wherever possible.
6. Put the cell phone on speaker mode.
7. If the radio signal is weak, a mobile phone will increase its transmission power. Find a strong signal and avoid movement (Dont Walk When You Talk) – Use your phone where reception is good.
8. Metal & water are good conductors of radio waves so avoid using a mobile phone while wearing metal-framed glasses or having wet hair.
9. Let the call connect before putting the handset on your ear or start peaking and listening – A mobile phone first makes the communication at higher power and then reduces power to an adequate level. More power is radiated during call connecting time.
10. If you have a choice, use a landline (wired) phone, not a mobile phone.
11. When your phone is ON, don’t carry it in chest/breast or pants pocket. When a mobile phone is ON, it automatically transmits at high power every one or two minutes to check (poll) the network.
12. Reduce mobile phone use by children as a younger person will likely have a longer lifetime exposure to radiation from cell phones.
13.People having active medical implants should preferably keep the cell phone at least 15 cm away from the implant.
While Purchasing a Mobile Handset check the SAR value of the mobile phone. It can be searched on internet if its model number & make is known.
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