Don't sleep next to your smartphone

I understand it is diffcult for many to lower EMF radiation exposure. This is the most basic/effective way as a first step:

A simple and effective tip to start avoiding EMF radiation is to turn off your smartphone when you sleep. Definetly don't have it on next to your head while sleeping.

Another useful tip is to put it on airplane mode and turn off functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, Location etc.

Take care!

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. Mobile phone use increased the risk of glioma, OR = 1.3, 95% CI = 1.1–1.6 overall, increasing to OR = 3.0, 95% CI = 1.7–5.2 in the >25 year latency group. Use of cordless phones increased the risk to OR = 1.4, 95% CI = 1.1–1.7, with highest risk in the >15–20 years latency group yielding OR = 1.7, 95% CI = 1.1–2.5. The OR increased statistically significant both per 100 h of cumulative use, and per year of latency for mobile and cordless phone use. Highest ORs overall were found for ipsilateral mobile or cordless phone use, OR = 1.8, 95% CI = 1.4–2.2 and OR = 1.7, 95% CI = 1.3–2.1, respectively. The highest risk was found for glioma in the temporal lobe. First use of mobile or cordless phone before the age of 20 gave higher OR for glioma than in later age groups.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0928468014000649

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I tend to sleep with my phone under my pillow, or on the bedside table, so I can easily turn off my alarm.

Also EMF radiation ain't exactly dangerous, so...if you're really that concerned, go buy a radiation-absorbing sticker or a shiny cap made out of alfoil or something.
 
Cell phones emit radiation in the radiofrequency region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Second-, third-, and fourth-generation cell phones (2G, 3G, 4G) emit radiofrequency in the frequency range of 0.7–2.7 GHz. Fifth-generation (5G) cell phones use the frequency spectrum 3.4GHz to 3.6GHz.

These frequencies all fall in the nonionizing range of the spectrum, which is low frequency and low energy. The energy is too low to damage DNA. By contrast, ionizing radiation, which includes x-rays, radon, and cosmic rays, is high frequency and high energy. Energy from ionizing radiation can damage DNA. DNA damage can cause changes to genes that may increase the risk of cancer.

The human body does absorb energy from devices that emit radiofrequency radiation. The only consistently recognized biological effect of radiofrequency radiation absorption in humans that the general public might encounter is heating to the area of the body where a cell phone is held (e.g., the ear and head). However, that heating is not sufficient to measurably increase core body temperature. There are no other clearly established dangerous health effects on the human body from radiofrequency radiation.

Therefore there is zero health risks from using a smartphone.
 
"Another useful tip is to put it on airplane mode and turn off functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, Location etc."
Nothing new there i always turn off WiFi before i get to sleep (to save battery life, also less distractions). As for Bluetooth it's always off.
I also keep it at bed side, so i can check the time and to turn off the alarm.
 
These frequencies all fall in the nonionizing range of the spectrum, which is low frequency and low energy. The energy is too low to damage DNA. By contrast, ionizing radiation, which includes x-rays, radon, and cosmic rays, is high frequency and high energy. Energy from ionizing radiation can damage DNA. DNA damage can cause changes to genes that may increase the risk of cancer.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0928468014000649
The human body does absorb energy from devices that emit radiofrequency radiation. The only consistently recognized biological effect of radiofrequency radiation absorption in humans that the general public might encounter is heating to the area of the body where a cell phone is held (e.g., the ear and head). However, that heating is not sufficient to measurably increase core body temperature. There are no other clearly established dangerous health effects on the human body from radiofrequency radiation.
Look at the study I have linked.
Therefore there is zero health risks from using a smartphone.
This is a fallacy. Absence of data does not falsify anything. (You can't prove a negative)
 
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"Another useful tip is to put it on airplane mode and turn off functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, Location etc."
Nothing new there i always turn off WiFi before i get to sleep (to save battery life, also less distractions). As for Bluetooth it's always off.
That is a good approach.
I also keep it at bed side, so i can check the time and to turn off the alarm.
Consider getting a dedicated low EMF device for that. Take care!
 
I have some concerns, the first being that the research is entirely based on older technology. There might have been a risk during those times but things have changed. The other is the methods used seem largely based on questionnaires with some studies conducted. I really want to know if this research holds up or if it’s just a product of the technology used during that time?
 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0928468014000649

Look at the study I have linked.

This is a fallacy. Absence of data does not falsify anything. (You can't prove a negative)
I don't really give a fuck about 1 study when there is quite literally hunders of studies that all prove what I have said in my post above is true. You might want to check out

1. Interphone Case–Control Study

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20483835/

2. Danish Cohort Study

https://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6387

3. Million Women Cohort Study

http://www.millionwomenstudy.org/introduction/

4. The CEFALO study

https://journals.lww.com/epidem/Ful...ase_Control_Study_of_Brain_Tumors_in.167.aspx

5. MOBI-Kids study

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412021006942

I can provide plenty more studies if needed all showing that phones are safe. If you are really worried about electrical shit that is bad for your health then you should look into how dangerous the IR in your TV remote is cause its way worse than anything a phone will do to you.
 
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I have some concerns, the first being that the research is entirely based on older technology. There might have been a risk during those times but things have changed. The other is the methods used seem largely based on questionnaires with some studies conducted. I really want to know if this research holds up or if it’s just a product of the technology used during that time?
With that line of thinking you should be far more concerned with smartphones, since the radiation form these device is higher. You can do the comparison yourself if you want.

Have a look at this comparison between airplane mode on and off.
I don't really give a fuck about 1 study
There are more studies about this subject.
when there is quite literally hunders of studies that all prove what I have said
It is ultimativly up to you who you trust. Be careful though because peer reviewed research has a bad track record of making bold claims about the safety and benefits of smoking, as well as DDT. Asbestos was considered save. Sugar was once considered benefitial. Also consider there is no regulation by safteycodes on the microwaves emitted from your smartphone.
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I can provide plenty more studies if needed all showing that phones are safe. If you are really worried about electrical shit that is bad for your health then you should look into how dangerous the IR in your TV remote is cause its way worse than anything a phone will do to you.
Yes, good point. I don't have remote controls on rapidfire all day thoughy but still a valid point.
 
I tend to sleep with my phone under my pillow
You might want to consult your smartphone manual on this, because even that will most likely tell you not to do that.

Out of curiosity. Do you have that smartphone with airplane mode off direct under your pillow while you sleep?
 
1. Interphone Case–Control Study

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20483835/

2. Danish Cohort Study

https://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6387

3. Million Women Cohort Study

http://www.millionwomenstudy.org/introduction/

4. The CEFALO study

https://journals.lww.com/epidem/Ful...ase_Control_Study_of_Brain_Tumors_in.167.aspx

5. MOBI-Kids study

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412021006942

I can provide plenty more studies if needed all showing that phones are safe. If you are really worried about electrical shit that is bad for your health then you should look into how dangerous the IR in your TV remote is cause its way worse than anything a phone will do to you.
Metaregression analysis indicated that the association was significantly associated with methodological study quality (p < 0.019, 95% CI 0.009-0.09). Relationship between source of funding and log OR for each study was not statistically significant (p < 0.32, 95% CI 0.036-0.010). We found evidence linking mobile phone use and risk of brain tumours especially in long-term users (≥10 years). Studies with higher quality showed a trend towards high risk of brain tumour, while lower quality showed a trend towards lower risk/protection.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28213724/
 
With that line of thinking you should be far more concerned with smartphones, since the radiation form these device is higher. You can do the comparison yourself if you want.

Have a look at this comparison between airplane mode on and off.
Smartphone radiation is not harmful
https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/cell-phones/do-cell-phones-pose-health-hazard
And my concern comes from the fact that there’s been no additional studies that appear to have replicated the results of one extremely old study. With the rapid expansion of the smartphone market, is there an increase in cancer linked to cellphones? There should be a noticeable spike within the past 15 years.
 
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One of the worlds leading researcher companies into the causes of cancer and brain tumours says phones are perfectly safe. Sorry but I trust them more than a tinfoil hat wearing worrywart on the Internet.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ab...er/cancer-myths/do-mobile-phones-cause-cancer

With that I'm done with this thread please try to stop worrying about things that are not a danger to your health or things that are never gonna happen. Take off the hat and leave the bunker and go and see the wonders of the world and the beautiful people that roam said world @Creamu
 
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With the rapid expansion of the smartphone market, is there an increase in cancer linked to cellphones? There should be a noticeable spike within the past 15 years.
Results show an overall rise in the incidence rate of these tumors being diagnosed in England between 1995 and 2017. While the incidence varied for the different brain tumor subtypes, the most common brain tumors—glioblastoma and meningioma—seem to be driving this overall increase
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8328018/
 
One of the worlds leading researcher companies into the causes of cancer and brain tumours says phones are perfectly safe. Sorry but I trust them more than a tinfoil hat wearing worrywart on the Internet.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ab...er/cancer-myths/do-mobile-phones-cause-cancer
You do you.
With that I'm done with this thread please try to stop worrying about things that are not a danger to your health or things that are never gonna happen. Take off the hat and leave the bunker and go and see the wonders of the world and the beautiful people that roam said world @Creamu
I have provided you a metaregression analysis on this subject, that exactly adresses your concern.
 
Correlation does not imply causation,
Didn't mean to imply that, you asked for the data on increased brain cancer and I provided. Now to make a causal link look at the metaregression analysis. I don't deny that there are different facotrs that are at play for that increase, however the metaregression analysis claims that quality studies show the link between cellphone use and brain cancer.
it also seems that the increase in brain cancer is a complicated issue not linked to cellphones
https://www.cureus.com/articles/310...stoma-multiforme-in-a-well-defined-population
How could you possibly prove that there is no link there.

Think of it that way: Maybe I am wrong and sleeping with a radiating device under you pillow is save.
 
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