Almost everybody nowadays has mobile phones, no matter for what purpose it is used for – talking, gaming, chatting or surfing. But the fact is that we do all these by compromising our health. There comes the necessity to prevent mobile phone radiation effects.

All cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation,which then observed by human body.These RF(Radio Frequency waves) ranging from 100 KHz to 10 GHz generates heat and it’s absorption by human body results in a vast number of health issues including:

  • Headache
  • Body ache
  • Memory loss
  • Sleep disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Concentration problems
  • Neurological disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Infertility

The following are the best ways to prevent mobile phone radiation effects:

1. Buy a Mobile Phone with Lowest Possible SAR Value

Specific Absorption Rate(SAR) is a measure of the amount of radiation absorbed by human body when exposed to an electromagnetic field. It is measured in terms of watts per kilogram (W/Kg).The SAR value greatly depends on the part of the body and the position at which the mobile phone is used. Normally, mobile phone manufacturers specify the SAR values for head and body.

Almost every country has their own SAR value limits that only mobile phones below a certain SAR value are allowed to sold. While the United States and India have an SAR value limit of 1.6 W/Kg, the European Union has set it at 2 W/Kg.

SAR limits

It is advised to buy a mobile phone with SAR value below 0.60 to be in the safe zone. Some of the models which stay within this limit are :

Samsung Galaxy Note


Samsung Galaxy S9


We can easily check the SAR value of a mobile phone by (i) dialing the USSD code *# 07# (ii) checking the manufacturer’s website or (iii) websites like FCC, SAR checker.

ussd code

2. Keep Distance

Do not keep mobile phone in your pocket. It is advised to keep the mobile phone at least 30 centimeters away from the body, particularly when you sleep. When you have to keep it touching your body, make sure that you put your phone in airplane mode.

3. Use Speakers / Earphones

While talking,always try to use mobile phone in loudspeaker mode or earphones so that we can avoid the radiation level when kept near head.

earphone mobile

4. Do Not Use Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth headsets emit radiation even though the handset is kept at a distance. This will expose our ear to radiation. So it’s better to avoid Bluetooth headsets.

5. Switch OFF Data and Wifi

Do not forget to switch off mobile data and Wifi when not required. This will reduce the intensity of radiation. Also do not keep your mobile phone near to your head when data and/or wifi are switched on.

no wifi

6. Do Not Keep Mobile Phone Near Your Ear Until the Phone is Picked Up at the Other End.

Studies have proven that cell phones emit most radiation when it’s been connected to a cell phone tower.Hence it’s advisable not to keep mobile phone near your ear until the call is picked up.

7. Avoid Calls When Signal Strength is Weak

It’s proved that cell phones increase transmission power when the signal strength is weak. We can easily find this by looking at the tower signal bars in mobile phones.

mobile signal strength

8. Short Calls

Try to keep your calls as short as possible. It is advisable not to make calls longer than 10 minutes. The shorter your call, the less will be your exposure to radiation.

9. Use Healing Stones

Used stones such as Black tourmaline or Shungite as an ornament close to body or keep it in your pocket or purse.

black tourmaline and shungite

10. Food Helps

Studies have proven that the ill effects of mobile phone radiation can be reduced by consuming certain types of food. This helps in reducing the damage caused to body cells. These include turmeric, garlic, Apple ,lemon ,cabbage ,broccoli, avocado ,spinach ,almonds, millets, yoghurt, buttermilk and black/green tea.

11. Reduce Usage

Try to reduce the usage of mobile phone as much as possible. Having a direct conversation is always the best natural way. It is also recommended to avoid using dual sim since it produces double the amount of radiation.

no dual sim

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