Why You Need To Keep Your Phone Away From Your Ear

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We all know that cell phone use is on the rise, and more and more people are buying the latest smartphones. However, are you aware of the safety practices that come into play when using one?

cell phone

I am talking in particular about the minimum safe distance between the phone and your ear.

These spatial distances help negate any potential effects of exposure to radio frequency waves, so they should be kept in mind when using your cell to make a call.

These are the current safe distances:

SAR Safety Warnings

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There is also an app for Android users called Too Close, which can be installed on your phone. THe app will alert you as soon as you have put the phone too close to your ear and breached the minimum spatial distance.

Android – Too Close app