There are number of places which are dangerous for you to put your phone. When cell phones are on, connected to a wireless network, and placed in a pocket, the radiation is 2 – 7 times higher than if it were placed in a purse or wallet. There is a link between radiation from a cell phone and tumour growth. Radiation can change the structure of DNA and affect male fertility aswell.
Researcher on Cancer also found that cell phone radiation is additionally carcinogenic to human. Merely sitting on your phone could cause health issues such as sciatica or other back problems as well. Below are five places you shouldn’t put your phone.
1. In Your Bra
Some research show that keeping your phone in your bra could actually cause breast cancer due to the radiations and vibrations from the phone. There is not enough evidence to establish a definite relationship between the two though. But, keeping your phone in your bra, especially a sports bra, is a bad idea due to the skin-irritating bacteria it could harbour.
2. In Your Bed
Keeping your phone under your pillow could build up heat and present a potential fire hazard, especially if your phone is charging or has a defect. The LED light from phone screens can disrupt melatonin production and circadian rhythms, hurting your sleep quality.
The amounts of radiofrequency radiation cell phones give off are the same ones that comes from microwaves. The American Cancer Society has mentioned that there is a growing concern about the safety of cell phone use with respect to cancer and brain tumours.
3. Your Car’s Glove Compartment
Keeping your device in your glove compartment during the extremely hot or cold months of the year could lead to problems. Excess heat can cause everything from data corruption to loss or battery leakage. The cold weather presents just as many issues for your device. In cold temperatures, many smartphones shut off, have display problems, shortened battery life, and in some cases screen shattering.
4. Close to Your Face
Keeping your phone close to your face may transfer bacteria to you from your phone, creating an environment for bacteria to thrive on your skin and phone dirtier. This combination leads to more acne, skin irritation, and even wrinkles. Try using ear pods or hand free instead to keep the surface of your phone at a distance from your face.