Does Your Family Have a Digital Media Plan?
Create a Digital Media Plan for your family using resources provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics!
USE a Speakerphone or headset. An airtube headset is best.
Store Phone away from Body. (Do NOT keep phone in bra or pants pocket)
Do NOT sleep with your phone .
Keep your phone in airplane mode/WiFi off to use alarm or tools.
Always Keep cell phones OFF in the car.
Distance, Time and Power: You can decrease your exposure by keeping your phone at a distance from your body and decreasing the time it is in use and turned on. Be mindful of your children when you are using a wireless device. You can decrease exposure by using your phone when it has good reception. When your phone is in areas of low reception it uses higher power to reach the cell tower.
Children and Cell Phones
Children should not use cell phones except in emergencies.
Teach children SAFER phone use.
Teach teens ways to minimize exposures.
Home Cordless Phones
DECT Home Cordless home phone bases emit 24 hour radiation. The handset emits radiation just like your cell phone.
Replace Cordless phones with old fashioned wired ones.
Purchase longer handset cords for your phone so you can move around a room if needed.
With a Wifi router in your home you are exposed from the routers as well as the wireless devices connected to them.
Laptops and Tablets
Keep them on airplane mode/WIFI off or use a wired internet connection.
Never place them on your lap. Laptops also emit magnetic fields at high levels. Using the device on a table minimizes these fields.
Buy tablets that can be wired.
Other Wireless Devices
Remember that if a device is wireless it probably is regularly transmitting even when it is not in use. Turning the power off eliminates the radiation. We recommend:
Wired gaming consoles.
Wired baby monitors can be placed at the other end of the room: use them only when necessary.
Always turn off these devices when not in use.
This type of electrical meter emits short but intense pulsed microwave radiation day and night. In some communities you can request a non-radiating meter.
OPT out of Smartmeters. Contact your local Smartmeter Awareness group.
There is much more to learn but the above steps are key to start.
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