Turn mobile phones off at night says Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies. This is one of the recommendations in the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report which predicts a potential mass health problem with accumulating toxins we are subjected to daily if we don’t monitor them and their health effects.
The Times led with an article with the heading “Silent killer in your bedroom … a mobile phone”.
At first glance, for those aware of Electrosmog and mobile phone health risks it sounds a rather familiar warning, however if you actually read the Chief Medical Officer’s report it is clear she isn’t referring to the “radio waves” radiating from the smartphones – really?
Surely some mistake? She is in fact referring to the blue light coming off the screen. Yes, which recent research tells us can interrupt sleep…..BUT everyone knows that smartphone screens switch off after a few seconds when you aren’t using them.. (but the radio waves carry on all night).
So why is she pointing this out to us?
She is clearly concerned about the potential health effects of sleeping by your phone but why mislead us so obviously? A predecessor of hers , it is rumoured lost his job for pointing out the way research was going on mobile phone radiation. it is her way of warning us not to expose ourselves to mobile phone radiation while keeping her job!
So, for whatever reason, make sure you switch you mobile off at night – particularly don’t let children sleep with their phone under their pillow.