According to an ABC news report, the average person checks their phone 150 times per day, not to mention the other 15 hours per day it sits in your pocket. It’s also nothing new that cell phones emit Electromagnetic Fields/Radiation (EMF/EMR) when it’s glued to the side of our head more than 22 times per day.
This is why most major cell phone manufacturers include a warning--buried deep inside that manual you never read--to keep a certain distance between your body and your phone. Crazy right? The Today Show, and many others, have already warned their viewers/readers of the potential risks, including a study showing twice the risk of infertility in men who use their cell phones for just an hour a day.
Research shows that the effects of this can be even more harmful in youth and teens due to thinner skull bones which allow for greater exposure of cell phone radiation to the brain. One recent study has even shown a 5 times greater risk of brain cancer (glioma) in people who start using a cell phone before the age of 20.
Same story with laptops. Take a look at your manual and (in the fine print) most of them will tell you not to use your laptop on your lap. Ironic isn't it? And just think, that is coming from the manufacture themselves! Additionally, more and more research by doctors and scientists from around the world indicates that we should avoid direct exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR/EMF) as much as possible especially when it comes to young, developing bodies. (Think of how many women have laptops on their laps when they're pregnant!)
Many bloggers talk about reducing cell phone use, avoiding wi-fi, using laptop within a certain distance of the body, etc. But is that really practical? For me, my entire career is all online. So I needed something to protect me.
There are many products out there that advertise EMF protection. But do they really work? I did some comparison and here's what I found:
SafeSleeve comes out great! And here's some test results:
99%+ reduction?! I was sold. I immediately ordered myself a SafeSleeve case for my iPhone.
Months later, I still love it. It fits 4 cards and a 20 spot no problem. The magnetic clasp still closes great and the entire case has held up very well. If I were to get another one, I would get the one with the detachable case for the phone.
I have since purchased a SafeSleeve case for my kiddos' iPads. It is an excellent investment to protect them from the harmful EMF's, even if they only use the iPad for 30 minutes a day but especially if they use it for longer!
(P.S.: If you're looking for excellent educational apps for your kiddos, Endless Alphabet and Endless Numbers are two of our top faves!)
The case is durable and even with my four-year old dropping the iPad mini often, the case has protected the iPad very well! (A screen protector is also recommended of course.)
SafeSleeve is currently having a sale, so head over there and check it out!
A quick note for nutritional protection--Iodine and Vitamin C provide excellent protection in the body for preventing radiation from mutating the body's cells. Click here for my Recommended Supplements to implement iodine and Vitamin C into your daily regimen.
Blessings of good health,
Sara Jo Poff
Natural Health Practitioner
Healthy Families for God
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