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Finally, Definitive Standards for Living Well with Technology.

Every day, people ask us some very specific questions: Is the radiation from my phone dangerous?  What about wifi?  How can I protect my privacy online? We know trying to find answers can be confusing because there are no definitive standards.

Here at Tech Wellness, we’ve been researching these very topics and answering these questions for over a dozen years; we are on top of the latest research worldwide, we test every product we endorse and we verify everything we publish with top experts in the areas of EMF’s, cyber security, and internet addiction.

That’s why we’ve created The Tech Wellness Way. It’s a list of easy, common sense, specific things you can do—they are our recommendations based on all of our research and continuing work in this space and we plan to update and add to them as we evolve.   We hope you’ll share The Way with your family and friends and on all your social media channels.  Of course, if you have a question we haven’t answered yet, just ask August.  We’re here for you!  Be Well.

1. Keep your smart phone at least 12" from your head at all times.

Radiation exposure drops significantly as you move it away from your body. By orders of magnitude. Scientists say that 20 cm, about 8 inches, is as close as you should get. So be super smart with that smartphone. To that end, please do not talk with your phone pressed up against your head. EVER. Even the iPhone manual (have you read yours?) says to keep the phone away from your head. Science have proven that wireless radiation has biological effects, so let’s be safe.

2. Make your bedroom a technology-free zone.

Phones in the bedroom bring EMF exposure and blue light. Blue light can keep you awake and mess with your melatonin production. A recent survey showed that 71% of people who own a smartphone, sleep with it! Here’s something else very sad:  35% of respondents said their first thought in the morning is about their smartphone; 10% said their partner(good answer!) The best practice is to leave your phone in another room and get an analog alarm clock.  And greet the day with thoughts of lovely things.

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3. For better sleep, use blue blocking glasses to look at screens after 6pm.

Digital Blue light can cause eyesight issues and can interrupt your body’s natural wakefulness and sleep cycle. Scientists have shown that blue light exposure in the evening hours disrupts circadian rhythms and can actually effect metabolism. So, use protective computer glasses or orange glasses in the evening and nighttime hours. For optimal melatonin production, the National Sleep Foundation Recommends powering down all devices 2 hours before bed.

SHOP BLUE LIGHT BLOCKERS

4. Always use a wired baby monitor. Never use a wireless one.

Wireless Baby Monitors Constantly emit EMF microwave radiation while switched on (both the base and the parent handset)Wireless Baby Monitors Come with  warnings in their packaging:  Keep them at a distance, like 20 cm, or just under 8 inches, from the bodyBabies brains are just developing. Children absorb more RF radiation than adults  from wireless baby monitors because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller.There are Privacy Issues with Wireless Baby Monitors as the signal may not be secure.

5. Keep all WiFi devices at least 10 feet away from you.

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6. Check your privacy settings every time there's a major software upgrade.

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7. Do five 'fake' random searches on google every day.

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8. Use a timer to turn your Wifi off at night for better sleep.

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9. Set goals and monitor kid's screen use every day.

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10. Clear your browser cookies a few times a week.

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11. Never e-mail or text sensitive information.

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12. Use encrypted e-mail or messaging programs.

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13. Alywas use airtube headphones to minimize EMF exposure.

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14. Be mindful of how you and your kids spend time online. Internet addiction is real.

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