I am happy to inform you, after almost 10 years with a cell phone and an addiction that was getting out of control, yesterday I finally got rid of mine.
Cell phone dangers and excuses to live with them
For years I have herd about stories and issues dealing with the "bad" effect of using a cell phone. I always made excuses because I became so addicted to the simplicity of living with one. Some people might call it lazy, but I figured it made my life easier so why not. But the more stories I heard about people getting brain tumors and other diseases, the more I would consider getting rid of it, or at least using it less often. I bought all the gadgets to cut down on the harmful effects but who was I kidding, even cutting down, is not going to cut out the dangers that were still there. And also even though I had these gadgets I didn't always use them because the person on the other end couldn't hear me as well or some other reason.
Finally when someone recently told me about a study that was done with two cells phones and an egg, enough was enough. They placed an egg between two cell phones for half an hour. Just 30 minutes and the egg became hard boiled. Wow. Now I haven't tried this myself but I have no reason to believe this is not true. Either way it doesn't matter. That was the last straw, Yesterday, I cut off my cell phone service.
Most people today can't even imagine leaving their home without their cell phone. More and more information is coming out about how bad they are for our health but people continue to come up with excuses why they need it. The one I hear most is "I can't live with out my cell phone" Yes you can!
Why do you think you can't? The Cell phone made its debut in 1984. Before 1984 I'm sure you lived fine without one. Sure it makes our lives more convenient but at what cost?
In just twenty years the amount of people using cells phones has went form 92,000 in 1984 to over 171 million Americans alone. Around the world about 1.5 billion cell phones are constantly sending their invisible frequencies through the airwaves.
Now over twenty years after the introduction of cell phones has scientific research become sophisticated enough to find the dangerous effects of microwave radiation from cell phones and other EMF-emitting devices. Irrefutable evidence now confirms that microwave radiation emitted by cell phones has the potential to heat up human tissue in the area of the head that the phone is pressed against.
This thermal (heating) effect may cause headaches, fatigue, tissue swelling, memory impairment, learning difficulties, insomnia, and tingling, plus many other long-term damages. Research now concurs that EMFs interfere with cellular DNA and tits repair mechanisms. In addition, cell phone radiation makes cancerous cells grow aggressively.
One study revealed that cell phone users were two and a half times more likely to have a temporal brain tumor on the side of the head where they held their phone. And it's not just the brain that is in danger. Most cell phone users carry their phone on their belt or in their pocket. This can cause a bunch of other problems. Anytime the phone is close to any part of the body, that area of the body is at greater risk of the harmful affects.
What about gadgets that say they cut down on the radiation that comes from the cell phone?
They sound good but I'm not 100% sure they work. Why take the chance. To me it's not worth it.
What about a head phones or ear pieces?
It will cut down on the radiation to your head since the phone is not next to your head but most people still hold the phone close to some other part of their body.
What about time for yourself!
Most people who use a cell phone don't realize, other than the risk it creates from a radiation standpoint, there are other emotional dangers as well. Remember when you had time to yourself to relax. That just isn't the case anymore. When people can get in touch with you 24 hours a day 7 days a week, when do we find time for ourselves. Some people say they just shut off their phone when they don't want calls but, it's not as easy as it sounds. I know many people who only use their phone at night time and the weekends when the rates are lower or free. The phone controls our lives to a degree. Don't be like me, making many excesses over the years to justify having this deadly device in my life.
What about emergencies?
Let's be honest with ourselves. In all the years you had a cell phone, was there ever an emergency where you truly needed one? Gossiping about some news you heard is not an emergency. I must admit in the 10 years I had a cell phone there were two times it really did help out. I am very aware there might come a time in the future where it would come in very handy during an emergency. Here is the answer, just get a cell phone for true emergencies only. Some companies have phones now that you pay for only the minutes you use and they carry over to the next month. Get a plan where you can get 100 minutes that carry over and keep the phone somewhere in your car or somewhere else. But never turn it on unless you must.
What you can do?
My last effort to get rid of my phone, I just used it for a voice mail and called into it each day but I couldn't justify spending so much money each month on just a voice mail. Well, I tried an internet based phone service called skype, they are great for free outgoing calls and you can get an incoming number for a small fee. My only issue was I couldn't call from an outside line to get my messages. Only when I was at a computer could I check my messages. Than I thought about must using my home phone voice mail or answering machine where I can just call my line at home and get my messages. But that was a lot of money for many services I don't need. Finally I got vonage phone number (vonage.com)
With Vonage, you'll get unlimited local and long distance calling anywhere in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico for only $24.99 a month. Other calling plans start at only $14.99 per month and there are small business plans available as well. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and a desire to save money every month. Check out Vonage now! The call quality is great and you can use the same touch-tone telephone you've always used.
Vonage comes with
-Free Caller ID with Name,
-Free Call Waiting,
-Great International Rates,
-Money Back Guarantee
-And much more!
In most cases you can transfer your current phone number to Vonage, or choose from Vonage's nationwide list of available area codes. With Vonage, you are no longer tied to your local area code.
The great thing about all of this if you try it for a month and do not like it, they well give you your money back. You can sign up now through the link below and get your first month Free.
I haven't figured it out yet, but one of my friends told me there is a way to use my phone unlimited even when I am traveling for free. There are so many benefits to this and you do not get the deadly cell phone radiation. Why not give it a try; you have nothing to lose and your health to gain.
I only share this information with you, not to upset you or worry you but to inform and help you. It is my pray that you will get rid of your cell phones and enjoy the peace of life again. Also that you would share this information with anyone you care about.