As cellphones get sleeker, it can be easier than ever to slip them in a pocket. When engaging in their busy lives, some women have taken to wearing their cellphones in their bras.
A 2013 study looked at young women who were diagnosed with breast cancer without any family history. All women carried a cellphone in their bras for up to 10 hours a day for several years. All of their tumors had similar characteristics.
The study suggested that there is a lack of evidence regarding prolonged direct contact with the phone. Until we know for sure, it is easy enough to slip your Smartphone into your purse.
5) Let your technology rest.
Phones continue to emit radiation even when you are not making calls. If you must leave your phone on, turn the volume up and leave the phone in another room so that it is not close to your head or your body.
Consider investing in an alarm clock so that you and your technology have the same bedtime.
Smartphones are convenient and wonderful and keep us engaged and curious. Although there are no proven risks at present, it may be best to let our phones be an accent rather than a habit.
Reviewed June 21, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith
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