Cell phone radiation protector

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There are those stickers which said can reduce the radiation from cell phone, pcs.. any recommended reliable equipment that we can purchase to actually test if the sticker works or if these are true?

Eg of some stickers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B076XYJ2RF/ref=sspa_mw_detail_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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The frequencies from cell phones are too low to cause health issues. You do not need a protector.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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I'll describe those stickers as BS.  Rip-off is too mild a word to use.

For cell phones, use them briefly only to make calls and not constant internet browsing.  Holding them up to the side of your face may cause radiation damage.  Note the use of the word *may*.  The studies on them are NOT consistent as to the effects of cell phone radiation.  If your use is brief then you should probably be OK.

For computers keep the screen as far away as possible.  Take frequent breaks to prevent eye strain.  Don't use an older CRT monitor (they do emit a very small amount of radiation) if you have the choice.
This is really more a question of religion than science. From a scientific perspective, they do nothing, but then the radiation from cellphones is harmless anyway. If they DID block radiation, then your phone would not connect to the network, and you would be unable to see the screen anyway.

If the sticker makes you feel "protected" or something, then go for it. If not, maybe see your local cleric or a Feng Shui consultant or smudge it with smouldering sage, or glue on some crystals or whatever.
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you would need a device that feels or detects, the radiation, and EM fields
there are persons who do that - detect earth radiation, and emittor radiation
iknow, since i have use done myself with amazing results

that said - i want to emphasize that this does not mean cellphones emit harmful radiation, but no one has proven the contrary either
It may worth to look at what some other experts say when they declare is harmful:
https://emfhealthsummit.com/go-2-h2-a/

I would say to check out some references and studies done during the last years, there are many. Take some from the link above or below.
http://emfsummit.s3.amazonaws.com/emfsummitgifts/3ways-cellphone-ElectricSense.pdf
http://nontinfoilemf.com/
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Microwave radiation may not be ionizing radiation but it is still microwave radiation.  Anything that emits microwave radiation is not something to be holding next to your ear any longer than necessary, no matter how little radiation it emits.  Inverse square law applies and the numbers go up quickly as distance goes down.  A milliwatt a meter away is the equivalent of a kilowatt a millimeter away (verify this yourself - the distance factor is 1000:1, square that = 1 million, times 1 milliwatt = 1 Kilowatt.)

Using a wired (not wireless) headset and keeping the phone at arm's length will greatly decrease the amount of radiation received.  And better yet, use a wired phone whenever possible.

Wikipedia says:

"Products have been advertised that claim to shield people from EM radiation from cell phones; in the US the Federal Trade Commission published a warning that "Scam artists follow the headlines to promote products that play off the news – and prey on concerned people.

"According to the FTC, there is no scientific proof that so-called shields significantly reduce exposure from electromagnetic emissions. Products that block only the earpiece – or another small portion of the phone – are totally ineffective because the entire phone emits electromagnetic waves. Such shields "may interfere with the phone's signal, cause it to draw even more power to communicate with the base station, and possibly emit more radiation." The FTC has enforced false advertising claims against companies that sell such products."
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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The risk from lower frequency radiation (phones, wireless) is much, much less than higher frequency radiation such as X-rays.

Radiation protectors on cell phones won't do anything much since the phone has to work.

Just do not glue the phone to your ear and you should be fine.
If those things could actually block "radiation" then your cell phone would have to boost its power to connect, or you'd have no cell phone reception.  Those are scams.  They're predators to the people that need placebo effect pacification.

Radiation just means something that's radiated.  All TV and radio signals are radiation.  They've been around for longer than cell phones and not much has come of that.  Light is also radiation, but at a much higher frequency than Microwaves.  Heat is infrared Radiation, also higher than microwaves, which are at the very low end of the infrared range.  Just because something is "radiation" it's not necessarily bad, or humans would have died from them long ago.

Cell phones are in the Microwave range, therefore, they're non-ionizing radiation.  They're also very low power, so they'll only cause miniscule, inconsequential heating due to vibration of molecules.  Modern Cell phones actually use less power than the old analog cell phones.

Water molecules vibrate at the 2.4GHz frequency, but the microwave ovens use 700 Watts - 1200 Watts of power to heat up food that way.  Cell phones use milliwatts of power, inconsequential in the whole scheme of things.  The largest source of radiation in any wired home is still the 60 Hz (or 50 Hz, depending on the country) power line.  This signal is far, far larger than any Cell phone freuencies.  After over 100 years, nothing has come of that.  The Cell towers themselves are hundreds of watts, and that would only be a problem if you stood right in front of the antenna.

Ionizing radiation, on the other hand, is much higher in frequency than light and is energetic enough to knock electrons from orbit, thereby ionizing them.  They can also cause molecules to separate.  This is really the only radiation that's worrisome even in low intensities.  X-Rays and Gamma Rays are ionizing Radiation.  Those are blocked by our ionosphere.
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>>  All TV and radio signals are radiation.  They've been around for longer than cell phones and not much has come of that.  <<  Right; but it's not the first time they only find  the problems caused by it after 50 years… i remember still every scientist saying margarine is better than butter, and before Curie discovered radiation, people died from it, without knowing the cause...
Background radiation exists all around us, even before the modern electronic era. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Background_radiation

Cosmic radiation does also reach earth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Background_radiation

Those radio waves have been reaching earth from stellar sources, our sun in particular, for many millenia and we're still fine.

Margarine is still fine for people with lactose intolerance or anyone that doesn't want too much nasal congestion from dairy.  Just don't overeat.  If you don't overeat, you can eat anything and still live to over 100.  Those interviews with several over 100 people had several still eating bacon and eggs, smoking daily, etc..., of course some people are just genetically different.

Curie discovered ionizing radiation and classified it.  We know that TV and radio are non-ionizing.  There's a very particular distinction about that.  Anything at extreme intensities can be harmful.  Loud rock concerts, jet aircraft, could damage hearing.  Extremely bright lights could damage vision.  (L.A.S.E.R = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)  High heat can cause burns, etc...

We are bombarded by low level radiation from space all the time.  Terrestrial Radio Astronomy wouldn't exist if that weren't the case.  The ionosphere filters out most of the power of ionizing radiation, but doesn't block everything.  We wouldn't be able to communicate to our Voyager space craft if radio waves could not pass through the ionosphere.  The do pass through at certain angles and reflect back at others.  We know that with the larger capacity disk drives, you're now supposed to expect bit flip from the gamma rays that do hit earth.  Even google had to compensate for that with their systems, not with disks, but with RAM.

You're going have to build a fully shielded bunker to hide in if you're afraid of radiation, because even the earth itself gives off background radiation from natural radioactive deposits.  You also are built up of radioactive carbon that you ingest from all your food.  Is it time to stop eating?

Follow the established body of science.  Don't look to the nascent body of scientific studies, that's still in constant flux because they're only just collecting data, as if established science is also faulty.  There are many fields of science.  A failure in dietary science does not indicate a failure in physics or chemistry or astronomy.  They're completely unrelated.
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what i mean to say is that "science" only recognises something as existing after they found, measured and named it
and yes, the modal way is in most cases the best

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thanks for all the comments, I am going through viki2000 links and is curious to know if those 'stickers' for the phone will be recommended by Nick, and if putting those stickers will cause any harm.. (can say to put the stickers for peace of mind or for design purpose)
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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The stickers won't do any harm.  Only to your wallet.

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Thanks everyone for your participation
If you are actually worried about radiation damage, then wear sunscreen and avoid excessive direct sunlight. That radiation can produce severe burns in a few hours, and can definitely kill you!

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