(Natural News) These days, it's hard to find someone who doesn't own a mobile phone of some kind. In its latest research, the Pew Research Center estimates that at least 95 percent of all Americans own a mobile phone. In recent years, the number of people who own a smartphone had also increased: From 35 percent – back in 2011 when the survey was first conducted – to currently 77 percent.
The recent upswing in smartphone ownership and usage, however, comes with its own set of problems. Recently, people have seen stories of how smartphone addiction is a real thing – a study revealed that people obsessively check their phones (every 12 minutes, to be precise) and even touch it at least 2,600 times a day.
However, one thing that's not being discussed, particularly in legacy media, is how smartphones are potential cancer risks. Last year, California's Department of Public Health (DPH) released guidelines on reducing exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy from mobile phones. In the guidance document, the DPH indicated that while the science behind RF energy is still evolving, "long-term, high use of cell phones may be linked to certain types of cancer and other health effects."
One thing the document suggests is putting mobile phones in airplane mode (or flight mode) to prevent RF energy while using it.
In his video, Neil from EMF Safety Zone looked at whether putting your phone in airplane mode can prevent it from emitting RF while using it.