AVOIDING RADIATION

Cell phone radiation may cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization, but there’s still time to panic.  One way out is a protective cell phone case. (The other way is not to worry about it.)

So far only one protective cover has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) .  In their tests, the $50 “Pong” case diverted 65 percent of the radiation that would normally go into your head.  Admittedly, the tests involved dummies with gelatin brains, but we’ve all met people like that and the simulation is considered accurate by the FCC. Signal strength was not affected by the shield and the amount of radiation received was considered safe.

The Pong case is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5. (If you don’t have a 3G cellular connection on your iPad, which costs more than the WiFi-only iPad, you don’t need this protection.) The case snaps on easily and come in six colors.  According to the journal “Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine,” children’s bodies are twice as sensitive as adults to radiation.

Pong cases start at $50 for the iPhone, about $10 more than a standard  iPhone case, and go up to $100 for the iPad version. More info at PongCase.com.

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