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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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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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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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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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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... ]
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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