Health and Safety

Wireless Safety and Health Concerns:

As the adoption of Wireless has quickly grown across the US over the past 20 years… so have the questions raised in regards to the safety of these devices and the effects of Electro-Magnetic Radiation emitted by all wireless devices on the Human body.  It’s a natural tendency to link the enormous increase in Brain cancers to the use of Wireless Phones placed close to the head.  But just like foods, there are numerous studies, all of which contradict each other, with no definitive answer to the question…. Does using a Wireless Phone cause cancer?

So we will attempt to share all of the different studies over time here… and let you make an educated decision.hobbysmall500

This section of our wireless resource web site will try to help you understand all of the various topics covering Cellular Safety – From Health Effects, Radiation, Pacemakers to Theft.

Cell Phone Battery Safety – How to Prevent Exploding Batteries

Cell Phone Battery Safety – Exploding Batteries As reports of cell phone battery explosions increase, manufacturers and consumer advocates advise a handful of precautions to lessen the chances of a mishap. “We don’t want to scare anybody, because there is a huge market out there; but we have had problems with batteries, and in many instances, the chargers,” said Scott Wolfson, spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. Cell phone safety experts say it’s generally best to use batteries recommended by the handset maker. Look for a “UL” logo on any battery you use. That certifies that the device has passed industry-standard lithium battery safety tests. Many incidents have involved unapproved products and counterfeits that can be identified with some rudimentary knowledge. Manufacturers such as…

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Hearing Aids and Cell Phones

Hearing Aids and Cell Phones – Compatibility Guide There is now great news for individuals with Hearing Aids or a cochlear implant who wish to buy or use a Cell Phone. New rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) require cell phone makers and service providers to make phones work better for people using hearing aids and cochlear implants. These rules require: Less static Less interference Better telecoil connections How do I find out if a cell phone is hearing Aid compatible? Look at the label – New Rules require that hearing Aid Compatible Cell Phones should be labeled with the “HAC” Tag! To find out if a cell phone is hearing aid compatible (HAC), look for the label in one of these places:…

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Cell Phones and Pacemakers

Cell Phones and Pacemakers – Interference with Medical and Cardiac Devices June 2015 Update: As time goes by and more research studies begin to wind down, there is increasing evidence that Smart Phones and cell phones CAN CAUSE interference with pacemakers and other health devices. Everyone agrees that you should not keep your cell phone rested in a pocket near your chest.  Newer cell phones have better designs than older units that help minimize interference with pacemakers… but the interference is never completely eliminated. Latest Article: June 24, 2015 – Keep Cell Phones away from pacemakers, researchers warn…. Before you buy a cell phone, you should visit the FDA site on pacemakers and cell phones Also helpful is the section from the American Heart Association…

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Cell Phone Safety – Health Issues – Effects

Cell Phone Safety and Health Issues and Effects Over the past decade, there have numerous, conflicting reports on whether or not cell phones are dangerous to your health.  Industry backed studies publicly state there are no harmful effects of using a cell phone… yet many private studies contradict these findings and say there are indeed negative effects to your health from the use of cell phones.  So who are you to believe? Current Exposure Limits While there is no federally developed national standard for safe levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy, many federal agencies have addressed this important issue. In addition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), federal health and safety agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration…

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In the meantime, while the verdict is still out, there are 3 easy steps you can take to minimize the effects of your cell phone on your health.

  1. If you can use the speaker phone function on your device – use it.  try to minimize the time the phone is placed against your head.
  2. Use a “Wired” Headset or speakers.  Bluetooth headsets also emit wireless frequencies – some of which are worse than the phone themselves
  3. Keep Your Phone away from your chest.  Avoid putting it inside your suit pockets where it rests against your chest area.