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California issues cell phone usage guidelines after a lawsuit

After the judge ruled in the favour?CDPH released guidelines on 'How to Reduce Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cell Phones.' Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 19, 2017, 09.16 AM (IST)

Till now several scientists have done many types of research on the harmful impact of excessive cell phone usage, most of us already know that also but, for the first time ever, the Californias Department of Public Health (CDPH) has published a document with the safety guidelines regarding cell phone radiation.

The guidelines were followed after a lawsuit by Joel Moskowitz from the University of California sued California for not making the guidelines public. 


After the judge ruled in the favour CDPH released guidelines on "How to Reduce Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cell Phones."

Electromagnetic radiation called radio frequency which cell phone send and receive through cell phone towers and it can cause several serious health problems.

Some of the side effects that are caused by the radiation are brain tumors, lower sperm counts, headaches and potential impacts on learning, memory, hearing, behaviour and sleep.

Some of the guidelines that are mentioned in the document are:

When you talk on your cell phone, avoid holding it to your head instead use the speakerphone or a headset.

Send text messages instead of talking on the phone.

While sending large files or downloading something keep the phone away from your head and body.

Carry your cell phone in a backpack briefcase or purse, not in a pocket, bra or belt holster.

A phone should not be used when there are only two bars displayed.

 When you are in a fast moving car bus or train.

Streaming audio video or downloading or sending large files, a user should download the movie or songs first then switch to airplane mode then you should watch or listen.