Written by: Ryan McCaughey, PhD.

On December 13th 2017, CDPH (California Department of Public Health) issued guidelines on how to minimize your exposure to cell phone radiation.1

The document describes RF energy, lists some of the potential health concerns, and provides guidance on how people can reduce their exposure. These guidelines include:

  • Keeping the phone away from the body
  • Reducing cell phone use when the signal is weak
  • Reducing the use of cell phones to stream audio or video, or to download or upload large files
  • Keeping the phone away from the bed at night
  • Removing headsets when not on a call
  • Avoiding products that claim to block radio frequency energy. These products may actually increase your exposure.

alara reduces your exposure to cell phone radiation without blocking RF energy. It’s unique antenna technology redirects RF energy so less is absorbed by your head and body, while maintaining your signal.

The document was originally written in 2009, but withheld from the public. It has been released now as a result of a lawsuit brought against CDPH by Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health at the University’s School of Public Health.2

Professor Moskowitz stated that “the preponderance of the research indicates that cell phone radiation poses a major risk to health”. The CDPH also point out that “children may be more at risk for harm” because of their smaller and still developing brains.

We recommend following the CDPH guidelines, and in addition, using alara on your phone.



1 https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/EHIB/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Cell-Phone-Guidance.pdf

2 http://www.kcra.com/article/how-this-sign-put-berkeley-in-the-center-of-the-cellphone-safety-debate/9171064