Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making sure your phone is safe for returning to school or workShould I Stay or Should I Go? Making sure your phone is safe for returning to school or work
Returning to the workplace or classroom can be a stressful time for many because of all of the decisions needed to make sure it will be safe. The topic has been debated fervently across the country. By now we have all heard the recommendations about washing our hands and social distancing to prevent exposure to COVID-19. But will that be enough?
Whether or not you continue to stay at home, this is a good time to consider the safety associated with your cellphone. It’s a 24X7 tool for us and our kids. We carry and use our phones at school, work, restaurants, the gym, the grocery store, almost everywhere. Having the phone close to our side, creates three areas of risk. Here’s how you can make sure your phone can stay by your side while staying safe.Keep Your Phone Clean
Your phone needs to be clean because it is often in your hands, next to your face or being held next to your body. Gadget Guard just released TechClean, wipes moistened with a sodium laureth sulfate solution—a soap that cleans any electronic device from dirt and germs without causing damage.
The New York Times reports this soap and water mixture “annihilates the coronavirus” by breaking everything down at the molecular level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say this solution is more effective than hand sanitizers.Keep Safe From Radiation
The debate is still ongoing about whether our phones create other health risks. On July 23, Berkley, California, went before a federal judge because the city wants to inform consumers about the potential dangers of cellphone radiation. Both the wireless industry and the FCC are trying to prevent the city from giving the public this warning.
California State Senator Mark Leno is also sponsoring legislation so the state can also let the public know “that wearing or using a phone in a pocket, or tucked into a bra, may expose them to radiofrequency radiation that could exceed the federal safety limit.” He points to the National Toxicology Program report that found “clear evidence” that cellphone radiation causes cancer.
Gadget Guard had an independent lab conduct tests and found that iPhone 7 radiation levels are more than 50% over the FCC safety standard, and the iPhone 11 Pro emits more than double the radiation than the FCC standard. The problem becomes worse when the phone is directly next to a person’s skin.
So what can you do to protect yourself and your children? Our testing also confirmed that Gadget Guard cases with alara technology reduce exposure to cellphone radiation by up to 75% while still maintaining the phone’s signal quality. A case is a simple way to keep you and your family from being exposed.Keeping Your Phone Working
Perhaps the most immediate and frequent frustration with our phones happens when they break. Smartphone prices keep going up, making them a significant investment when you buy one and a terrible loss when they break. Gadget Guard cases protect your phone—and consequently your pocketbook. The rugged case provides up to 10-foot drop protection, the slim case protects up to a 4-foot drop.
A cracked screen can be equally vexing. Gadget Guard offers screen protectors for nearly all phones. You can even get the GuardPlus that includes insurance, reimbursing customers up to $250 to replace a screen if somehow it still gets damaged. Another option is the Liquid Screen Protection, which can be used on any phone.Back to the Future
Taking care of your phone is just one way to make sure you and your family is safe. We hope you will take every precaution to keep everyone healthy and prosperous during the months ahead.