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ByHarry

EMF protection devices for cell phones

Cell phone protection tends to focus on protecting your cell phone from scratches, drops, water damage, and all the terrible fates that befall our poor phones. But EMF protection devices for cell phones are focussed on protecting you from your phone.

EMF stands for electromagnetic frequency or field. It’s how your cell phone works – it powers the wireless connection to the network or to WiFi. Electrical devices always give off a little EMF but mobile phones put out much more and it’s an integral part of how they work. Because it is part of the EMF spectrum and is a form of radiation, it’s often called mobile phone radiation.

Why do we need EMF protection devices for cell phones?

The problem is that EMF is increasingly being linked to health issues including male infertility. In one study some experts compared mobile phone radiation to “cooking” sperm.

X-rays are another form of EMF radiation and we all know how their use is restricted because it can cause damage when it passes through the body. EMF radiation from cell phones seems to be doing the same thing – damaging cells and DNA when it passes through your body.

Your cell phone’s electromagnetic field extends about six inches from your phone. Think about how often you are within six inches of your phone – and what body parts are. Keeping your phone in your pocket or on a belt means it is right against your body, sometimes for hours a day. And for the gentlemen, it is within six inches of a vulnerable spot.

Sperm are constantly being made and need a specific environment to do well. They are susceptible to all sorts of changes in the body, to heat, and to EMF.

What happens when sperm are exposed to EMF? They can die, their DNA can be malformed, they can become weak, they can be damaged so that they are not strong enough or cannot swim properly. These problems add together to lower a man’s sperm count – the number of viable, “get the job done” sperm that he has.

Which is why you need EMF protection devices for cell phones.

What kinds of EMF protection devices for cell phones are there?

You want your EMF protection devices for cell phones to be backed up by hard science. Charms, stickers and the like, have absolutely no scientific method to them.

Anti-radiation phone cases like WaveWall work using the well-known scientific discovery of the Faraday cage, a way to block electromagnetic radiation. WaveWall products are independently tested and verified. It blocks 85% of EMF without affecting how the phone is used. The WaveWall Universal fits the majority of cell phone makes and models.

Instead of putting the protection on the phone, you might prefer putting the protection on yourself. The SYB shielded boxers do the same job as an anti-radiation case for your phone but on your privates. They are made of soft cotton threaded with silver that blocks the radiation.

This method protects you not only from your own cell phone’s EMF but from everyone else’s too.

Now you know why you need protection as well as some of your options for EMF protection devices for cell phones.

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ByHarry

What’s the effect of mobile phone on human health?

From the headlines you might think the effect of mobile phone on human health is all about whether or not mobile phones can give us brain cancer. In fact, mobile phones, their use and the access they provide, have all sorts of other health effects.

Ranging from difficulty sleeping to difficulty conceiving a child, because mobile phones are a feature of every part of our life their effect on human health affects every part of our life too.

What’s the effect of mobile phone on human health?

Mobile phones affect our health in all sorts of ways, from the social to the physical.

The big question: can mobile phones cause cancer? We’ve written about it on the blog several times but this is the question the media loves to talk about. There have been high-profile cases that received a lot of attention for possibly showing a link between mobile phones and certain types of cancer, such as brain cancer and, in one case, breast cancer.

The much more solidly proven link is between mobile phone radiation and male infertility. Male fertility rates – sperm counts – are plummeting across the world. One in five healthy 18-25 year-olds have abnormal sperm counts that put them at risk of infertility.

It’s caused by the electromagnetic field that mobile phones emit. It’s an essential part of how phones work but it can pass through the body causing damage to cells and DNA. Sperm are always growing and are very vulnerable – some experts compared EMF exposure to “cooking” sperm.

Mobile phones and young people’s health

Mobile phones start their effects on human health young – before children are even born. Studies show links between the mobile phone use of pregnant women and child development issues such as hyperactivity. There are well-established links to children using or watching screens, “screen time”, and many social and developmental difficulties including ADHD, anxiety, delayed language development and more.

As teenagers, now even pre-teenagers, with their own mobile phones, these become a conduit for bullying, social media anxiety, and a lack of sleep. Young people who sleep with their phones in their bedrooms are much more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation that affects their schoolwork.

Effect of mobile phone on human health: the stress, sleep and work edition

Mobile phones and wireless technologies have given us freedom, but there’s been a cost too. Research shows that some of us are working up to two hours extra each day using email from their phones. Even when on holiday.

Making us available to work longer hours – and after hours – creates stress and burnout.

The light from the screen of a mobile phone mimics natural blue-hued daylight and this can send mixed messages to our brain about when it is time to sleep. Using a phone within two hours of going to bed can make it harder to fall asleep and cause sleep deprivation and sleep disorders which have other knock-on health effects. A lack of proper sleep not only makes us grumpy but more accident prone and at risk of obesity, diabetes, stress, depression and cardiovascular disease.

Why don’t we hear more about these problems? Well, this is an industry that has been found to have bias in its research and even gone to court to prevent adequate warnings about its products and their health effects.

But there is action you can take to protect yourself and your family from the ill effects of mobile phones.

And what can we do about it?

Establishing some distance from your mobile phone is important. Don’t keep it with you when you sleep and use a blue light filter or switch it off at least one hour before bedtime. This is even more important for children and teenagers.

You might want to try no-phone times. This doesn’t have to be a full digital detox, it could just be the length of a meal with your family or watching a film.

Men need to be particularly careful about the physical placement of their phone. Keeping it in a pocket or on a belt puts it right next to vulnerable sperm – a big factor in male infertility. Move it to a bag or backpack instead, or use an anti radiation phone case like WaveWall Universal. The benefit here is that you can use your phone as normal, while the case shields you from mobile phone radiation.

You don’t have to give up your phone, or anything drastic. Just a few small adjustments can really help cut out a lot of the damage your phone is doing and fight the effect of mobile phone on human health.

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Byharry

What are the mobile phone health risks?

There’s no doubt that mobile phones make our lives easier and more fun. But there’s always a downside and in this case it’s the mobile phone health risks that come along with that convenience.

It’s not easy to think about the ways mobile phones might be damaging your health, and that of your family. There’s also lots of misinformation around, which doesn’t help.

The main mobile phone health risks

There are different ways mobile phones pose a risk to your health. Some are to do with how we use our phones – easy access to social media that can cause anxiety and depression, for instance. There are cases of cell phone addiction where people check their phone constantly.

Others are linked to the entertainment value of our phones, making screen time easy and more portable. This is especially a problem in child development where too much screen time can cause developmental, social and emotional issues.

Finally, there’s the physical effects of our phones. Mobile phone radiation is an essential part of how phones work and is impossible to avoid. It is emitted from phones to connect to the network, as well as being a side effect of electrical devices. This radiation can pass through the body and damage cells and DNA.

Find out more about mobile phone radiation and its effect.

  • Cancer scares – We’ve all seen the scary headlines about mobile phones causing cancer. The science is still developing and the jury is still out. But the World Health Organisation classified mobile phone radiation as a level 2B threat and “possibly carcinogenic to humans” which means it could cause cancer.
  • Sleep deprivation – The beeping of your phone with a new message just as you are drifting off is one thing. But using a mobile phone close to bedtime messes with your natural sleep hormones. This can cause sleep deprivation, which has many knock-on effects like stress, obesity and heart disease.
  • Male infertility – More and more studies are showing a clear link between mobile phone use and male infertility. The mobile phone radiation damages developing sperm in an effect some scientists compared to “cooking” sperm.

How you can beat mobile phone health risks

You don’t have to get rid of your phone to avoid the risks. You can balance the risk with the rewards of your mobile by taking just a few simple precautions.

Shield yourself – An anti-radiation phone case like WaveWall Universal blocks 85% of the radiation from reaching your body. Without affecting how your phone works so you can use it as normal.

Mind the gap – put some space between you and your phone. Leave it in the other room while you eat, or watch a movie. Mobile phones lead to more work – up to two hours a day extra for some people! Too much social media can lead to stress and anxiety.

Kick it out of bed – Your phone does not need to be in bed with you. A lot of people sleep with their phone under their pillow, next to their bed, or on their nightstand. Not only does it give you exposure to all that mobile phone radiation it’s also proven to be bad for your sleep.

Young people need breaks – Teenagers and children shouldn’t have their phone with them overnight. Phones bring anxiety, social media, sleepless scrolling and sleep deprivation into the bedroom. They should also be getting plenty of breaks from their phone at other times.

Make a plan for how to deal with the side effects of mobile phones. Then take action to lower your mobile phone health risks. It’s just a few simple steps that will save you worry – and perhaps your health.

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ByHarry

Do mobile phones emit radiation?

There’s a lot of information flying around about the risks of mobile phones. In all the noise sometimes the simplest questions get lost. Like, do mobile phones emit radiation? Is that radiation dangerous?

Do mobile phones emit radiation and is it dangerous?

Mobile phones do emit radiation, yes. All electronic devices emit at least a little bit of radiation. Sometimes this is called an electromagnetic field, or electromagnetic radiation. This refers to the type of radiation it is – on the electromagnetic spectrum. 

But if all electronics emit radiation does that make it okay? Not really, because unlike other electronics mobile phones make a lot more radiation. Most electronics emit just a little bit of radiation. Similar to how light bulbs give off a little heat as a side effect.

Mobiles give off a lot more radiation, and not just as a side effect. The electromagnetic field is an important part of what makes a mobile work. It powers the connection to the network, without which the phone would be useless. It boosts the phone’s signal for receiving data. And this field is on all the time the phone is on – whether you are actively using the phone or it is idling in your pocket.

So this radiation forms a field about six inches around your phone. Then it can pass through your body. And more and more research shows that it can cause damage to your cells and DNA. Mobile phone radiation has been linked to male infertility in an ever-increasing number of studies. Also, mobile phones have been described by the World Health Organisation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” which means they could cause cancer.

WaveWall anti-radiation mobile phone cases, iPad cases, and laptop cases block 85% of the radiation from your phone and wireless devices. So you can carry on using them as normal, without worrying about mobile phone radiation.

ByHarry

What electromagnetic waves do mobile phones use?

It’s time to get into some science here on WaveWall as we answer the question, “what electromagnetic waves do mobile phones use?” We talk a lot about electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) because they are the main way a mobile phone works and connects to the network. You can’t have mobile phones without them.

We also know, through many studies over many years, that EMFs from mobile phones, or mobile phone radiation, damages the body and is especially linked to male infertility.

But what electromagnetic waves do mobile phones use, exactly?

Cast your mind back to science lessons at school and you might remember that there is a spectrum of electromagnetic frequencies.

You can get deeper into the science on the Wikipedia page but here’s the gist of it. There’s gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, visible light, infrared, microwaves, radio waves, and long radio waves.

At a higher frequency they get dangerous to people, known as “ionising radiation.” Ultraviolet burns your skin in sunlight. X-rays have health and safety warning. We know too much exposure can cause mutations in the body that lead to tumours and cancers. There are protections in place for people who need x-rays and people who work around them,

X-rays were first properly studied and understood in 1895 but had been noticed for a while before. They started being used in 1896. They were also available outside the medical field at first – you could get yourself x-rayed at a fair for fun. That’s over 100 years ago and the idea of unnecessary x-rays is horrifying to us now.

Can you see how this relates to mobile phone radiation? Mobile phones have only been around for a few decades. Widespread adoption didn’t start until into the 21st century. The iPhone only just had its tenth birthday. We understand what electromagnetic waves mobile phones use. But have we had time to fully understand all the effects they might cause?

Just like protection from x-rays or ultraviolet, you can protect yourself from mobile phone radiation. WaveWall anti-radiation cases are scientifically proven to block 85% of radiation making it to your body from your phone.

ByHarry

Can phone radiation cause testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer is not a common cancer. There are about 2000 new cases of testicular cancer each year and excellent survival rates of around 98%. But any kind of cancer is a scary possibility. Working around male fertility, a question that comes up often at WaveWall is, as mobile phone radiation causes male infertility, what else can it do? Can phone radiation cause testicular cancer, for instance?

Can phone radiation cause testicular cancer and other cancers?

The World Health Organisation says mobile radiation is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Which means they believe there’s a chance it could cause cancer in people.

Cancer is caused by mutations in cells that then form tumours and can spread across the body. We know mobile phone radiation damages cells and DNA, which is how it affects fertility.

Sperm is particularly vulnerable to mobile phone radiation because it is constantly developing. It needs very specific conditions to do well. Mobile phones disrupt those conditions. But that doesn’t mean phone radiation causes testicular cancer. Sperm aren’t involved in testicular cancer. Most testicular cancer is “germ cell testicular cancer.” This is cancer of the cells involved in producing the sperm, not the sperm itself.

Cancer Research UK says that, “Testicular cancer is not clearly linked to any preventable risk factors.”

While we are making great strides in combating cancer there is still much we don’t understand about the disease. Opinion is divided on whether phone radiation can cause cancer. One of the major problems is that we don’t have enough long-term data yet.

Based on the potential risk, some men might want an anti-radiation mobile phone case to protect not only their sperm from radiation but potentially their testicles too. All men should check themselves regularly and see a GP if there is any swelling, a lump, or a change in shape or texture.

ByHarry

Are EMFs dangerous?

EMF stands for electromagnetic frequencies or electromagnetic fields and they are very common. EMFs are emitted by all electrical objects – some more than others. But are EMFs dangerous?

EMFs are also referred to as radiation because they include frequencies like X-rays, infrared and visible light. Some of these are harmful, some aren’t. Some, like sunlight, usually aren’t harmful but getting too much – sunburn – can be.

So “are EMFs harmful?” can be a tricky question to answer.

Are EMFs dangerous if they come from your mobile phone?

EMFs from your phone, also known as mobile phone radiation, have been found to harm the body by damaging cells and DNA.

Frequently asked questions include

Mobile phone radiation has been shown by many scientific studies to be a factor in male infertility. Some experts described mobile phone radiation as “cooking” sperm.

Sperm are complicated and have a tough job to do. There are lots of things that can go wrong: from sperm that can’t swim to ones that have faulty DNA. Normally their sheer numbers make up for this but sperm counts are dropping all over the world.

One big factor is that EMF waves are harmful to sperm and the increase in mobile phones has caused an increase in infertility, along with other lifestyle changes.

So are EMFs dangerous? They can be and more research is needed on what our mobile phones could be doing to our body, especially with young people. EMFs are harmful to sperm and contribute to male infertility.

The good news is that it is also easy to protect yourself from dangerous EMFs. WaveWall’s anti-radiation mobile phone cases, along with laptop cases and iPad cases, shield your body from EMFs.

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ByHarry

Can phone radiation cause hair loss?

Hair loss can be caused by lots of factors but it is always an emotional issue. Our hair is a very noticeable part of our appearance and we use our styles to convey our personality. Having a full head of hair is linked to masculinity and virility. So what happens when that is threatened? As well as the looming threat of male pattern baldness, can phone radiation cause hair loss?

One of the problems with this question is that, with so many phones in the world, it is hard to separate the factors. Most bald men will have a mobile phone. But most non-bald men will also have a mobile phone.

Male pattern baldness sees a receding hairline and a loss of hair around the crown. This is normal and hereditary issue caused by hormones that affects millions of men, increasingly as they get older. This is an age-old issue that cannot be blamed on phone radiation.

But can phone radiation cause hair loss in other ways?

A trader who used a phone for many hours a day reported a bald patch where he held his mobile phone against his ear. The doctor who treated him suspected that there was a link between the bald spot and the length of time he spent on his phone and pointed to electromagnetic radiation as the cause.

But could the bald spot have been caused by the heat from the phone, or by the phone damaging the skin as it was held in the same spot for hours every day?

Leading hair loss clinic, The Belgravia Centre, says there is no conclusive evidence that phone radiation affects hair growth.

If you are suffering from sudden hair loss in one particular area, if there are other symptoms such as redness or irritation, your first step should be to see your GP to check if there is a medical reason. There are conditions such as alopecia that affect hair growth and other conditions that hair loss can be a symptom of.

To protect you from phone radiation WaveWall have a range of anti-radiation phone cases, radiation-blocking headphones and other products.

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ByHarry

Can phone radiation cause cancer?

It’s a question that is getting a lot of press and attention at the moment: can phone radiation cause cancer?

There have been some high-profile cases that have raised the question in the minds of the public. The World Health Organisation gave mobile phones a Class 2B rating, which means they assessed them as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”, with carcinogenic meaning cancer-causing.

But is this scaremongering, playing it safe, or something we need to be concerned about?

Can phone radiation cause cancer by damaging cells and DNA?

There are lots of studies and medical research that shows phone radiation passes through the body and damages cells and DNA. There is lots of evidence that shows how this can cause male infertility by damaging sperm. Too many damaged sperm means trouble conceiving, and a possible diagnosis of male infertility.

Could phone radiation damage cells and DNA to cause cancer?

In Italy a court case found a mobile phone responsible for causing a man’s brain tumour. It was a benign tumour but did lead to hearing loss in one ear. The court decided that safety equipment should have been provided for the long hours the man used his phone as part of his job. The ruling was hotly contested by some medical experts and the mobile phone companies.

There is also the often-quoted case of “a woman who developed breast cancer tumours right underneath where she kept her phone kept tucked under her bra strap”. Could it be a horrible coincidence, or did the phone cause it?

The problem is that there is so little research and evidence into the question. There needs to be far more study into the long-term effects of mobile phone radiation. There are too many unanswered questions about phone radiation, including whether it can cause cancer.

Until the possible risks of phone radiation causing cancer is fully understood, you can help protect yourself from harmful mobile phone radiation using WaveWall’s range of anti-radiation mobile phone cases, laptop cases, iPad cases and Airtube headphones.

ByHarry

Can phone radiation kill you?

At WaveWall we know the damage phone radiation can do to your body. Our anti-radiation products are scientifically proven to protect against EMFs and phone radiation. But how far can this damage go? Can phone radiation kill you?

It’s an understandable concern. It’s stirred up by sensationalist news stories and used to sell items with dubious scientific credentials. But is it a real threat?

Part of the problem is that – like anything EMF or mobile phone radiation-related – we just don’t have enough long term data. Mobile phones only started to become household items in the mid to late 90s. The current blanketing of WiFi signals and popularity of smartphones began around 2010. That’s not enough time for all the fallout and repercussions to become clear.

If phone radiation has a long-term effect we don’t know yet. If it takes thirty years to have an effect we don’t know yet – no-one has been around smartphones and WiFi for that long. How might it affect children who have grown up in this environment, once they reach old age? We are a long way from finding out.

Clearly more research needs to be done. Both in the short term and longer-term studies.

In the meantime, it is sensible to take reasonable precautions. Limiting children’s exposure to mobile phones is proven to benefit their development in many ways, not just physically. This step is recommended by many governments and health boards.

We know that mobile phones and the always-on access they provide to social media can cause anxiety in adults. Many people are addicted to checking their mobile phone, which impacts on relationships and quality of life. Also, mobile phones can disrupt our sleep and cause us to work much longer hours.

Many studies have shown a link between mobile phone radiation and male infertility. Sperm is damaged by the mobile phone radiation that passes through the body, leading to male infertility. This trend is happening all over the world, with one in five healthy young men in danger of infertility.

So can phone radiation kill you? The jury is still out, and will be for some time. But there is plenty you can do to protect yourself from phone radiation and the bad effects we definitely know it can have on your body and mind.