Cell Phones Leak Hazardous Electromagnetic Radiation, Warns CDPH


According to a warning issued this week by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) against cellphone radiation, these devices are leaking hazardous electromagnetic radiation, because of which people must decrease the use of cell phones and also keep their distance when possible, TechCrunch is reporting.


Last year, UC Berkeley professor Joel Moskowitz initiated a lawsuit to release the findings from a 2009 department document, after he started looking into whether mobile phone use increased the risk of tumors.

This new warning from CDPH comes after those findings were finally published this week after an order from the Sacramento Superior Court. A draft of the document was released back in March as well, although the final release is much more extensive.

“The cellphone manufacturers want you to keep a minimum distance away from your body and you should find out what that distance is,” Moskowitz told local news station KCRA, shortly after the draft release. “If you keep the device by your body you will exceed the safety limits provided by the FCC.”

The CDHP recommends not keeping your phone in your pocket, not putting it up to your ear for a prolonged amount of time, keeping use low if there are two bars or less, not sleeping near it at night and to be aware that if you are in a fast-moving car, bus or train, your phone will emit more RF energy to maintain the connection.

According to the FCC however, there is currently no national standard developed for safety limits, even though the agency requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure all phones comply with “objective limits for safe exposure”.


  • Surveillance

    Am I going to die?

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    And don’t forget to close your eyes when using faceID.

  • My 1/2 cents

    And eat at McDonalds 5x a week…nothing bad will happen.

  • My 1/2 cents

    Like all of us, yes. Many sooner than later though.

  • sukisszoze

    HAHA..good one.

  • Riddlemethis

    I don’t have faceid.

  • Hosaka

    “According to a warning issued this week by…”

    Oooooo…sounds serious!

    “…the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) against cellphone radiation…”

    *eyes roll*

    The state where everything has a sign or label warning you that it causes cancer, birth defects, or mutation.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Second hand faceID is equally harmful. Don’t hang out with friends who use iPhone Xs in public.

  • fatiredflyer

    Cancers are an epidemic increasing exponentially, as is RF saturation.
    It would be helpful if we knew the numbers from the manufacturers…

  • Valdimir Sputnik

    California produces some of the nuttiest crap around.
    I would wait for more reputable EVIDENCE.

  • Re

    EVIDENCE exists and has for decades. Research it for yourself. People injure not only themselves but also others within range. You might want to look up interviews with a microwave weapons expert, or read the bio initiative report, or the scientists appeal to the UN, or biological effects of selected nonlethal weapons, or biological effects of electromagnetic radiation radiowaves and microwaves Eurasian communist countries, or Naval Medical Research Institute (1972) Report No. AD750271 for starters. That’s all about equivalent to an ice crystal on the tip of the iceberg of evidence of the harmful effects. Avoid it as much as possible. Get a meter and measure the environment.

  • Idaho astro

    Read CDPH’s own press release on this. Every one of the links they provide for further info states that there is no scientific evidence that radio frequency radiation causes negative health effects. This is pure hysteria.