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Is it safe to use a cell phone when I am pregnant?

Is it safe to use a cell phone when I am pregnant?

Yes: The media is "cell phone crazed" now about how many brain tumors you're going to get by calling your aunt celia. There is some evidence that holding a cell phone up to your head for several hours like our teenagers are doing can cause an increase in brain tumor, but judicious use and hands free devices should be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to use clorox antibacterial wipes to wipe your cell phone?

Yes, but: Please check with the manufacturer of your phone to see if the bleach will harm any coatings, screens, etc. The manufacturers usually tell you what you can clean the phone with safely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to place a cellphone in my belly while being pregnant?

Is it safe to place a cellphone in my belly while being pregnant?

On top OK: If you mean lay it "on" your belly, you should be okay as there is a fair distance between the outside and the developing fetus. If you are talking "in" your belly, like inside your abdominal cavity, then no way - never put foreign objects inside your body, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Can a radiaion of laptop and cellphone can affect the pregnancy of prolong use?

Can a radiaion of laptop and cellphone can affect the pregnancy of prolong use?

No one knows: A lot of research is ongoing into the radiation from everyday devices. The fcc has to certify almost every radiation producing consumer product, and they must comfort to what are thought to be safe levels. ...Read more

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Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?

Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?

Yes, yes, yes: What is safe during pregnancy is probably the most studied medical question...and recommendations are very conservative. The questions of cell phones & microwaves being safe during pregnancy has been well studied, & you can rest assured that you need not worry. I'm sure you appreciate ALL risk can not be removed from life...you would have to stay in bed all day! Good wishes; have a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Is using the mobile phone dangerous for my unborn baby? I am 19 weeks pregnant.

Is using the mobile phone dangerous for my unborn baby? I am 19 weeks pregnant.

Moble phone Use: There have been worries regarding cell phone use and an increase in brain cancer. So far the studies are inconclusive. What should be noted is that we are out about 20-25 years since cell phones began being used. I am not aware of any studies of mobile phone use and deleterious effects during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can someone use a cell phone without affecting her implanted pacemaker?

Pacemaker: Pacemakers are shielded and should not be affected by cellphones as long as the cell phone isn't used within an inch or two of the pacer. ...Read more

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I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when i get home?

I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when i get home?

Alcohol wipes: Although your cell phone may pick up bacteria at a nursing home, it's more important that you wash your hands frequently than washing your phone. After washing your hands, you can use an alcohol wipe on your cell phone. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do sleep apps that use a cell phone's accelerometer work? If so, what is the best iphone app for monitoring sleep?

Do sleep apps that use a cell phone's accelerometer work?  If so, what is the best iphone app for monitoring sleep?

Yes, they do: Renew sleepclock, sleep cycle, sleep tracker, sleep viewer, sleep analyzer. These are reviewed at www.Myarticle.Com/computers/software/sleep-monitor-a... Sleep monitor – top 5 iphone sleeping apps. ... Using the accelerometer in your iphone sleep cycle is able to monitor your movements during sleep. ...Read more

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Does cell phone use cause any type of cancer?

Does cell phone use cause any type of cancer?

No: The fact that this question persists is testimony to the impact of junk science, weird politics and perhaps a dysfunctional tort law system. Phones produce nothing that damages dna. Any time you ask people to remember what might have put them at risk, you get bogus data from "recall bias." one of the big studies had a majority of the tumors on the opposite side. And so forth. ...Read more

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Is there an age where it becomes safe to give my child a cell phone because of the radiation?

Is there an age where it becomes safe to give my child a cell phone because of the radiation?

Not the problem: Research seems to show that radiation is not a problem. Problem is screen time. Children should be limited to less than 2 hours/day of total screen time. ...Read more

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Can cell phones use cause illness to infants? How far away should cell phone be use from infants

Can cell phones use cause illness to infants? How far away should cell phone be use from infants

If : If you google "cell phones" and "infants" you will come across a ton of websites talking about cell phone proximity causing everything from autism to brain cancer. So far, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that cell phones cause any harm to infants and children and so there are no official guidelines. There is concern, so research is currently being conducted, but there is no available information on this topic, yet. At this point, i would just recommend doing what makes you most comfortable. ...Read more

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No matter how many times i play on my vita or 3ds or use my cell phone, i get a little sick in some way. Why does this happen?

No matter how many times i play on my vita or 3ds or use my cell phone, i get a little sick in some way. Why does this happen?

Sick in what way: Some people do report motion sickness from handheld and console video games. If you have vestibular disorders, visual/ocular motor issues, menier's disease, video games can lead to motion sickness. If there is other 'sickness' you'll need to define some symptoms. Please feel free to respond again. ...Read more

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I heard pregnant ladies & children should minimize the use of cell phone (since risk is uncertain). Then how about using the cordless phone at home?

I heard pregnant ladies & children should minimize  the use of cell phone (since risk is uncertain). Then how about using the cordless phone at home?

Bunk: Everyone is constantly bombarded by gamma radiation from the sun & the bounty of radio waves from devices whether we use them or not.Most of this bunk is just speculation meant to provide entertainment by tv news personalities and never amounts to anything we can use.I never lose sleep over this type of pseudoscience. ...Read more

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