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Tips to limit exposure to wireless energy

05/05/2015 03:37 EDT | Updated 05/05/2016 05:59 EDT
Here are some tips for reducing exposure to electromagnetic radiofrequency waves, based on the precautionary principle:

—Turn off cellphones or tablets when not needed, or turn on airline mode.

—Keep cellphones away from your head as much as possible. Use speakerphone mode or earbuds for phone calls rather than a Bluetooth headset. Don't carry your phone in your pocket or bra.

—Do not sleep with wireless devices near you.

—Keep cellphones and tablets away from small children.

—Do not place a wireless baby monitor by your child's bed. Use a wired monitor instead.

—Use hardwired Internet connections for computers in your home instead of using WiFi. Turn wireless router off at night, do not keep it in high-use or sleeping areas.

—Pregnant women should keep wireless devices away from the abdomen.

—Avoid cordless phones.

Sources: Canadians For Safe Technology; Health Canada

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