The debate over the adverse health effects due to the long term exposure to low level radiation rages on with no clear conclusions. The effects of low level radiation are indirect, hidden and possibly accumulative. Are we unknowingly trading modern conveniences for uncertain adverse effects on our long term health?
However three very clear statements can be made.
The first is that man’s exposure to low level radiation, as emitted by cell phones, televisions and computers, is an unnatural situation, to which our biological body’s have, via evolutionary adaptation, had almost zero time to adjust.
Secondly, many devises, such as cell phones, ipad' s and portable computers are becoming more and more intimate and invasive in our lives, while conventional television s and desktop computer screens are getting bigger with every model release. Such devices have become ubiquitous and synonymous with modern living. Initially they were embraced for their convenience and novelty value, but more and more they have become an absolute necessity. The intimacy of these technological developments may even, in the near future, ultimately cross the physical barrier and become, in the name of efficiency, embedded within us, raising the health risks even further.
Thirdly, even if you are not addicted to the latest radiation emitting gadgets it is becoming more and more difficult to avoid exposure when everyone around you is “electronically switched on “.
Thus until there is conclusive evidence that over exposure to low level radiation is definitely unhealthy, it is wise to take sensible precautionary steps to minimize your exposure. The simplest way to reduce exposure is distance. The intensity of radiation emitted by these devices is always the highest at its source, with emission level thankfully falling away drastically within a relatively short distance of just a few feet (few meters).
• Consistent exposure to low level radiation is obviously unnatural and with, to-date, unknown health risks. Thus a prudent approach in the use of such devises is recommended, our modern world has enveloped us in a treasure trove of innovative electronically driven communicative devices – let us use them wisely to invigorate our lifestyles. The world is now at your doorstep. While emailing and interactive social networking brings you closer to your friends, relatives and associates around the world, information services such as Goggle and YouTube.