Lucy’s never far from her smartphone – after all, it is her lifeline to Snapchat, Facebook and the ‘Gram! Lucy spends a lot of time talking to her best friend who moved across the country last year, and also makes a fair few calls on the go for her travel industry job. When she’s on the treadmill at the gym she tucks her phone into her bra and streams music to keep herself motivated. As Lucy heads home on the train she watches a few videos that a friend has sent her links to, although her phone reception is limited going through the tunnel. Chances are Lucy will keep her phone in bed with her as she falls asleep tonight, because she’s waiting for a message from this guy she really likes.
Lucy’s smartphone use is pretty common amongst young women, and that’s a worry.
Not only have electromagnetic fields from mobile phones been linked to effects on our immune, reproductive and nervous systems, but Lucy’s also keeping her phone close to her head and chest area for much of the day.
While her smartphone is streaming data next to her body Lucy may be exposed to radiation above the national safety Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) – particularly in areas of poor reception as the signal needs to be stronger. Breast tissue in particular is high in fat and fluid which makes it more vulnerable to microwave radiation, along with our brains and eyes.
The World Health Organisation has stated that mobile phones are possibly carcinogenic to humans, and acknowledges that further research is required to prove they’re not causing us harm.
The good news is that we can do a number of things to minimise our exposure to the electromagnetic fields from mobile phones.
One is to put some distance between ourselves and our devices. Another is to apply a Lif3 Smartchip to the back of our smartphone. This way we can keep using our devices in the way we love with virtually no loss of signal, as the Smartchip absorbs and disperses up to 95%* of the emitted radiation, safeguarding us from radiation that would otherwise be penetrating our heads and bodies.
Find your Lif3 Smartchip and keep making the most of every day.