With a recent World Health Organization announcement that cell phone radiation may be connected to certain types of brain cancer, I'm thinking more about how my family uses cell phones. What really makes me pay attention is the concern that children may be more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults.
An easy step to take if your kids have to talk on a cell phone is to use the speaker mode. The phone does not have to rest against their ear and the whole family can join in on the conversation.
For adults, it's important to get a comfortable set of earphones that plug into your phone, not the wireless kind, which may also put you at risk for radiation. More states are banning hand-held cell phone use while driving and it may be a matter of time before your state adopts the ban. Also, keep your cell phone calls short and use a landline whenever you can.
How do you handle cell phone use by your kids?