Cell Phone On Your Belt Brings Radiation To Liver And Kidneys
The Sunday Mirror
July 10, 1999
Leaving a mobile phone clipped to your waist leads to a hotspot of radiation being pumped into the liver and kidneys.
Yet thousands of people are now attaching mobiles to their belts as they switch to hands-free kits thinking they are safer.
The changeover came after the Sunday Mirror warned that the brain could be affected by harmful rays if users spend too long with their mobiles clamped to their ears.
Yet a new series of tests we exclusively commissioned have revealed that using a phone while it is clipped to your belt could be even more dangerous.
Tests on a dummy torso packed with chemicals designed to mimic the body showed the area around the liver and kidneys being flooded with energy.
The bright red area is the spot nearest the mobile phone’s antenna and earpiece.
Alasdair Philips, of the consumer group Powerwatch, said: “We could be looking at a health time bomb waiting to explode.
“There is concern that they may intensify radiation exposure to the ear canal. Using a hands-free kit and making a call with a mobile phone clipped to your belt also means the phone will generally work at a higher power level.
“That’s because it is generally harder to transmit from waist height than head height. But there’s a lot of body tissue in that area that has good conductivity and absorbs radiation more quickly than the head.
“The risk would be to the organs which are situated in that part of the body – the liver and the kidneys.
He added: “When a call comes in, people with hands-free kits should unhook their phone and hold it about a meter away from their body.
“And even if the phone is only on standby, if it is clipped onto your belt, you should make sure it’s not in the same place.”
“People who use hands-free kits tend to spend more time on the phone because they think they are safer. But not only does the body absorb more radiation than the head, but the phone also has to work harder to pick up a signal if it is down by the waist, so it kicks out more radiation.”
A spokesman for the Federation Of The Electronics Industry, which represents mobile phone makers, said any safety worries were always taken seriously.
A Major Concern of Hands-Free Usage
When a cell phone is attached to a belt or in your pocket/purse, radiation can penetrate the area near the phone’s handset. This radiant energy is absorbed much faster than at your head because tissues and organs such as the liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs provide much better conductivity than the skull. Simply put, most of your major organs have no bone protection as your brain does.
To avoid excessive microwave exposure to vital organs and/or fetal development when using your cell phone next to your body, a deflective barrier, “RF Safe Flip Case Shield,” should be used between you and the handset itself. Simply always keep the shielded “front” of the phone facing your body at all times. See the video – results may vary depending on the phone model.
Cell Phone Radiation and Its Effects on the Liver and Kidneys
Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives, but concerns about their safety have been raised due to the harmful effects of radiation. A study conducted by the Sunday Mirror in 1999 found that clipping a mobile phone to your waist leads to a hotspot of radiation being pumped into the liver and kidneys.
We will answer some of the frequently asked questions about cell phone radiation and its effects on the liver and kidneys.
Q1. What happens when you attach a cell phone to your belt?
A: When a cell phone is attached to a belt or placed in your pocket or purse, radiation can penetrate the area near the phone’s handset. This radiant energy is absorbed much faster by the liver, kidneys, and other vital organs as these tissues and organs provide better conductivity than the skull. The lack of bone protection in these areas increases the risk of harmful radiation exposure.
Q2. How does radiation affect the liver and kidneys?
A: The liver and kidneys are located in the same area where the radiation is concentrated when a cell phone is attached to your waist. The increased exposure to microwave radiation in this area could lead to damage or disruption of these vital organs.
Q3. Are hands-free kits safer than using a cell phone directly to the ear?
A: The use of hands-free kits has been perceived as a safer alternative to using a cell phone directly to the ear. However, the study conducted by the Sunday Mirror found that using a cell phone while it is clipped to your belt could be even more dangerous. When a call comes in, the phone works at a higher power level, which could intensify the radiation exposure to the ear canal and other vital organs.
Q4. What precautions should one take to reduce the exposure to cell phone radiation?
A: To reduce the exposure to cell phone radiation, you should avoid attaching your cell phone to your waist and keep it at least a meter away from your body when making a call. You should also keep your cell phone on standby mode away from your body to reduce the exposure to radiation. Using a deflective barrier, such as an RF Safe Flip Case Shield, between your body and the cell phone can also help reduce the exposure to radiation.
Q5. What is an RF Safe Flip Case Shield?
A: An RF Safe Flip Case Shield is a deflective barrier that is used to reduce the exposure to cell phone radiation. The shielded front of the phone should always be facing your body to reduce the exposure to microwave radiation.
Q6. Is it safe to keep a cell phone in your pocket or purse?
A: Keeping a cell phone in your pocket or purse is not safe as it increases the exposure to radiation. The radiant energy penetrates the area near the phone’s antenna and earpiece, which could lead to harmful exposure to vital organs such as the liver and kidneys.
Q7. Can cell phone radiation affect fetal development?
A: Yes, cell phone radiation has the potential to affect fetal development as the radiant energy can penetrate the uterus. To reduce the exposure to radiation, pregnant women should keep their cell phone away from their bodies and use a deflective barrier, such as an RF Safe Flip Case Shield, between their bodies and the cell phone.
Q8. How can cell phone radiation affect the reproductive organs?
A: Cell phone radiation has the potential to affect the reproductive organs as they are located near the area where the radiation is concentrated when a cell phone is attached to your waist. The exposure to microwave radiation in this area could lead to damage or disruption of these vital organs.