In a world where most cell phones are built with higher speed (more radiation!) and more functionality in mind, some pioneering companies are trying to come up with safer alternatives. In this episode, I highlight 6 innovative companies that are trying to bring to market cell phones that are lower-EMF, low in blue light, less addictive and more environmentally-friendly.
Discussed during this episode:
- Is there such a thing as a “safe” cell phone? You won’t like the answer…
- How Mudita, a Polish company, is right about to start shipping one of the world’s healthiest phones — can’t wait to get mine!
- The safest phone you can probably buy for your teenagers
- Learn about one of the most environmentally-friendly phones in the world
- Two Android apps that can help you monitor and minimize your EMF exposure
- Olle Johansson — EMF Conference
- The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life – By Arthur Firstenberg (Best: directly from the publisher)
- The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life – By Arthur Firstenberg (Amazon)
- Home of your Minimalist Phone, Mudita Pure | Mudita
- Mudita Bell
- The Light Phone
- Gabb Wireless: Safe Cell Phone Network for Kids
- EMF Warriors
- Fairphone | The phone that cares for people and planet
- Centinel mobiles: Android privacy phone
- EMF Aware: Homepage
- ElectroSmart: Best Free EMF Detector | EMF Meter app | Android
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You forgot another safer cellphone, the Librem 5! It has a physical toggle to switch off wi-fi, Bluetooth, and all other EMF, so you needn´t trust software to do so. Its website is https://puri.sm/. By the way, your English is awesome, Nick! Any thoughts on how to best learn French as a second language?
Hey Misha, very nice, thanks for sharing! Had never heard about the Librem before. Super interesting.
Not sure about learning a new language: I’ve been practicing for the last 12+ years mainly by talking frequently in English, that’s the main thing that improved my skills.
Any update on centinel? Thanks
Hey Sasha, I just emailed one of the co-owners, I’ll keep everyone updated if I hear back.
Update: The Centinel phone is still in the project state, and would require millions in investment. They have not shared further details.
Hey Nick! I’m looking at downgrading my S10e to an S8 Note or S9 Note. Or something similar. I saw the S8 Note had the lowest SAR Value of any other major phones. I also like the idea of the stylus to prevent touching the screen. What are your thoughts on these phones? Do you feel the SAR value is really accurate, or not..?
I immediately noticed an increase in EMF sensitivity when I switched from my S9 to S10e and I intuitively felt it before I even made the switch. Should have listened to my gut, but I’m still going to do the downgrade! (*Or rather, upgrade, in my mind).
1) The SAR values of phones don’t mean much when it comes to biological effects or lack thereof, to be honest, but we could argue that lower is better. It’s clear that SAR values are not accurate at all since they are tested at a distance and not reflective of how users actually use phones.
2) I would tend to think that the difference between different phones would be marginal, but that being said there can be a huge difference in your exposure/symptoms if you connect on 3G (generally less harmful) vs 4G/LTE (worse), or 5G (likely much worse).
I normally try to connect to the slower 3G networks, and generally reduce my exposure on the rare occasions I do use my phone on the cellular network. (You can *sometimes* choose your prefered network to connect to inside your phone’s settings)
That being said, you also need to ensure you connect to the network which offers you a great connectivity (3 or 4 out of 4 bars of connectivity). Anything lower than that means that your phone will ramp up its antenna power in order to connect to the antenna, which can increase exposure by up to 10,000 fold.