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08 July 2010 :: 12:07:13 pm 29869

Dangers of Continued Use of Cell Phones

Regardless of the publicized health warning on the over use of mobile phones, if we look around us, we still see people of all ages with a mobile phone glued to their ears. Although it is an amazing invention and an extreme boon for better communication, over use of the cell phone is a hazardous health problem.
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Although there has not been any proven evidence to indicate that emissions from a cell phone can cause cancer, the electromagnetic radiation from cell phones does have a link to the disease. Other illnesses such as tumors, memory loss etc are believed to be related to the over use of cell phones.

It is assumed that a couple of minutes of exposure to the emissions from a mobile phone can contribute to the disabling of a safety barrier in blood, causing proteins and toxins to leak into the brain and can be a contributing factor to the development of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

Scientists believe that exposure to the mobile phones’ low level radiation can cause red blood cells to leak haemoglobin which in turn can lead to heart disease and cause kidney stones. Recently, studies have suggested that there is a link between the continued use of the cell phone. A communications tower has many radiation emanating gadgets which can be a problem for the immediate environment.

Recent studies suggested that rats that have been exposed to microwaves slightly more powerful to that generated by a cell phone, showed flaws in their DNA, while mice that were exposed to radiation for 18 months developed tumors in the brain. It was also noted that those using cell phones were prone to high blood pressure, though none of these have been thoroughly proven.

Studies on the possible effects on women who were pregnant have not had any proven results making findings difficult to assess.

 

A study on the effects of headaches, heating effects, and fatigue on those with prolonged use of cell phones did not include a controlled group so the symptoms reported could have result from any number of factors in the user’s environment.

Numerous studies into the connection of cell phones and memory loss have been done, looking into the effects of radiofrequency on the section of a rat’s brain that is linked to memory with results showing that radio frequencies could be responsible for modifying the cells in a part of the brain responsible for learning and short term memory.

Damage to muscles, bones, tendons and discs can result from holding a mobile phone between the raised shoulder and the ear, but it could also result from holding a landline phone in much the same way, causing bad posture.

Mobile Phones and Children, do not go together well, as their young immature skulls with higher tissue conductivity, may absorb more energy from a cell phone than an adult.

For long term safety, cell phones should only be used in emergencies and for short conversations. There is a small chip on the market these days much like a cell phone microwave radiation protection device, which is able to absorb microwave waves from a cell phone, reducing potentially harmful effects of emissions to the human body.

The use of a headset means you don’t have to hold the phone next to your ears, while a hands free kit enables you to talk without taking your hands of the wheel while driving and cuts down exposure of harmful radio frequencies.

Cell phones are not to be used in hospitals as they have been known to effect the functioning of live saving electrical equipments.
Power stations should not be located near children’s play areas and schools.

Studies have shown that people talking on a mobile phone whilst driving have been involved or been the cause of accidents. Countries such as Portugal have banned the use of mobiles while driving.

If you must talk while on the move, put your phone in a position where you don’t have to take your eyes off the road and avoid using a phone when driving during busy or hazardous conditions.

Don’t drive whilst engaged in a stressful conversation and do not lookup phone numbers while driving, it is dangerous and may result in some ones death.

If traveling alone, pull over to make or take a call or if you have a passenger, let him or her take the call for you, or let the answer phone take over and call back later.

Better still turn your phone off while driving.

Patty Brown

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Health

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