Cell Phone Safety - The Blueberry Pediatrics Med Minute

Dr. Lyndsey Garbi
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Welcome back to the Blueberry Med Minute, where once a week you’ll learn something new from Dr. Lyndsey Garbi. Today Dr. Garbi shares some tips on reducing radiation from cell phone use.

Transcript:Hey for this med minute let's talk about cell phone safety. There's a lot of controversy over whether the radiation from cell phones is dangerous or not, regardless there are some things that you can do to make sure that you optimize safety:One of them includes using text messages as much as possible, put the phone in speaker mode, use the hands-free kit, so a lot of us have moved to using headphones and kids should too if they could manage to not lose them. When talking on a cell phone try not to put it right up to  the head, keep it at least an inch away. Make short calls, make essential phone calls and nothing really other than that where you know you're sitting on the phone or falling asleep with the phone. Avoid carrying the phone on the body so not in a sock not in a bra not in like the leggings pocket that's made for cell phones it's right up against the leg or the butt, because cell phone manufacturers actually can't guarantee the amount of radiation you're absorbing will be at a safe level.Obviously no texting and driving talking and driving can  also be a distraction and increases the risk of crashes.