Any time a device is not powered down, the device is still receiving and emitting electromagnetic radiation. Reduce your exposure by storing your device in your purse or computer bag. At family time, consider having a spot where everyone stores their devices so that no one is distracted or exposed.
Once more, Frank Clegg and the B.C.-based Citizens for Safe Technology (C4ST) have shown that they will not let science get in the way of scaring children and families. This past Tuesday, the start of school for most Ontario children, C4ST was positioned outside of a school in Mississauga handing out pamphlets warning children and parents of the dangers of a new policy the Peel School Board has.