I recently heard about a new designer bra with a built-in under-arm pocket for storing cash, credit cards and other things we girls like to take with us when we go out. I would have loved to have had one of these in my party-going youth.
However they are also being advertised as a place to store your cell phone too. Yikes! So close to the breast! Breast cancer surgeons are now speaking out, to raise awareness that tucking a cell phone into a bra may be a health hazard. Even the iPhone manual recommends keeping it at least 10mm (1/2 inch) away from the body. It’s fine if it’s turned off, but how many people can be bothered to do that?
Other places NOT to keep your phone include:
- In the front pocket of your shirt or jacket
- In the front pocket of your pants
- On your hip
- Against your skin
- In your child’s stroller
- Under your pillow at night
- On your charger
- In a cold environment
- In extreme heat
Thanks to the reader who sent me a link to this article with more information about each of these:
10 Places You Shouldn’t Store Your Cell Phone
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