Is Cellphone Radiation Dangerous? California Released Safety Tips On It For The First Time Ever
For the approximately 95 percent of Americans who use cell phones regularly, the state of California has a message: Be cautious. While no one is saying you should totally give up on your electronics, California's Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released safety guidelines regarding cellphone radiation for the first time ever. That's because some scientists believe it could have a negative impact on your health.
The scientific community has long disagreed about how dangerous the invisible signals that many electronics emit might be, but following a lawsuit by a University of California professor, CDPH officials have published a document detailing ways to mitigate exposure. "Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith in a statement.
The guidelines detail potential health dangers related to a form of electromagnetic radiation called radio frequency (RF) energy, which cell phones send and receive from cell phone towers. Some of the possible health side effects that CDPH specifically mentions are brain tumors, lower sperm counts, headaches, and potential impacts on learning, memory, hearing, behavior, and sleep.