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Is it safe to lay my cellphone on my chest when making long phone calls?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (14567points) 1 week ago

Is it normal to feel paranoid about it causing cancer? Do you recommend anything from my apartment that I can use as a shield to block out the radiation from my cell phone? Like a thick textbook? How thick , of a textbook, do I need to block out most of the radiation from my cell phone?

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nerdgirl578's avatar

Unless you have a block of concrete or something I suggest not using phones at all if you’re afraid of that. The thing is though, it probably doesn’t matter, people are using phones all over the place, on your subway, out in the street, everywhere. There’s no escape.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

All of life has risk. There is risk walking down the street that a car could come up onto the sidewalk and run you over. BUT, that risk is small. It’s the same with radiation from cell phones. The risk is incredibly small. Cell phones have been widely used for 20 years. If the risk were large, people would be dropping like flies right now. Since they aren’t, I feel safe.

Yellowdog's avatar

If you talk a LOT on a cellphone, use headsets or ear buds.

By a lot, I mean, you talk to your new girlfriend ten hours a night every night, or work making calls on one.

The danger is really to your brain, in close proximity to the phone. I’ve been told by people smarter than me that it’s possible that they can do damage. But the risk is small. Just keep it away from your physical brain if you are going to be on a LOT of long calls every day.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

They’ve carried on about this since the day they were invented. They do not cause cancer.

Caravanfan's avatar

Celphones don’t cause cancer. Don’t worry about it.

Yellowdog's avatar

I didn’t read the details.

Cancer is not the issue. Brain cell damage is.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Doesn’t cause brain damage either.

Yellowdog's avatar

Looks like you’d better do your research elsewhere, @RedDeerGuy1

Just google it, or whatever your search engine is.
Some will answer just to be adversarial

But no, none of the research online say it causes cancer, And not in the chest, Even those who say cancer are saying brain cancer, not, like lung cancer, breast cancer,skin cancer, etc.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Are you saying that pointing out that it it doesn’t cause brain cancer or brain damage, because it doesn’t, is adversarial?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

The quickest and easiest thing to do is go here

Caravanfan's avatar

It doesn’t cause brain cell damage either.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

There you go again, you and your science being adversarial again, Doc.

Caravanfan's avatar

@Dutchess_lll If @Yellowdog thinks I’m being adversarial right now then he hasn’t been paying any attention to me over the years whatsoever.

Yellowdog's avatar

Don’t be conceited, @Caravanfan

It was @Dutchess_lll I was referring to as adversarial, and to whom I was responding just before me.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Repeat: Are you saying that pointing out that it it doesn’t cause brain cancer or brain damage, because it doesn’t, is adversarial?
And the fact that @caravanfan agrees makes him “conceited?” We should call you RandomNonsenseAdjectiveDog.

Yellowdog's avatar

The jury is still out on that one. There are plenty of articles that say it does.

I, personally, have a hard time believing that it does. But there are doctors and mental health professionals who recommend ear buds and headsets. Frequent long-term exposure to ANY kind of waves besides sound, light/radio is unnatural that close to the source.

To deny it In Toto is holding an opinion based on facts but not final proof. And as you know, Toto is a dog, so that proves it.

Yellowdog's avatar

All I’m saying is, with differing views backed by research, it would be best to read those views than the all-or-nothing answers on Fluther. Some people on Fluther will say something just because they don’t like the person who said something else.

Caravanfan's avatar

@Yellowdog But the research clearly shows that celphones do not cause brain damage. Unless, you’re texting and driving, get in a car accident, and then get brain damage that way.

Yellowdog's avatar

Thats okay, @Caravanfan I was already brain damaged.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Yellowdog…I can find plenty of articles online that say we’re descended from aliens too.

Yellowdog's avatar

Well, our organic make-up would probably be different, incompatable,. Most likely earthlings and aliens would cancel each other out,

Some congenital disorders and common birth defects may be the human body trying to express into something extraterrestrial.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Okaaaaay…
Oh. that’s right. You are a trump supporter.

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