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Cell Phone Overheats, Catches Fire Under Pillow
The pictures pretty much say it all in the New York Police Department's 33rd Precinct tweet: (via @NYPD 33rd Precinct, Twitter)PSA: Don't put your smartphones under your pillow!  The alarm clock will still work on your night stand!PSA = Public Service Announcement
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Apple, Samsung sued for unsafe radiation levels from some iPhone, Galaxy phones
Class action lawsuit ignited by Chicago Tribue investigation claiming that certain iPhone models and Galaxy S models emit radio frequency (RF) radiation levels that exceed safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lawsuite has been filed two days after the study, on Friday, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on FridayApple's...[ Read More... ]
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Temporary blindness from one-eye smartphone viewing in dark
An article was published in "The New England Journal of Medicine" describing how you can get temporary vision loss, as found when getting the case history of a 22-year-old woman and 40-year-old woman.  The cause was pretty simple: lying down in bed on your side in the dark, looking at a smartphone, but only with one eye as the other eye is blocked by your pillow - when going back to using...[ Read More... ]
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Family of Madison Coe, 14, authorized the release of her last image sent via text message before accidentally being electrocuted
Madison Coe, 14, was accidentally electrocuted while in the bathtub and using her smartphone, connected to the charger, and a frayed extension cord.  Her family has authorized the release of her text message sent to her friend before the accident, showing a picture of her phone charger plugged into an extension cord, on a towel, with the caption "When you use and [sic] extension cord so you...[ Read More... ]
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Health Department warns to keep your smartphone out of your pocket and away from your bed
California Department of Public Health (CDPH):"Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. "We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and...[ Read More... ]
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WiFi Radiation Harm
From December 2013:For their school science project, a group of 15 year-old girls in Denamrk wanted to test whether cell phones could be harmful.Pupil Lea Nielsen said: ‘We all thought we experienced concentration problems in school if we slept with our mobile phones at the bedside, and sometimes we also found it difficult sleeping.’They put plants near wireless routers, to test...[ Read More... ]
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Cell phone safety
If you use your cell phone for 17 minutes a day for 10 years, it is associated with a 60% increase in brain tumor risk accroding to reasearch by Joel Moskowitz, director of the UC Berkeley Center for Family and Community Health.Moskowitz published his study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, showing that cell phone radiation can increase the risk...[ Read More... ]
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Cell Phone Overheats, Catches Fire Under Pillow
The pictures pretty much say it all in the New York Police Department's 33rd Precinct tweet: (via @NYPD 33rd Precinct, Twitter)PSA: Don't put your smartphones under your pillow!  The alarm clock will still work on your night stand!PSA = Public Service Announcement
Apple, Samsung sued for unsafe radiation levels from some iPhone, Galaxy phones
Class action lawsuit ignited by Chicago Tribue investigation claiming that certain iPhone models and Galaxy S models emit radio frequency (RF) radiation levels that exceed safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lawsuite has been filed two days after the study, on Friday, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on FridayApple's...[ Read More... ]
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