Mobile Phones and Health Issues…
Being an electronic device, a mobile phone is employed for mobile telecommunications, like mobile telephone calls, sending text messages and so on, over a wide geographical area. Hence, in this way, mobile phones enable a user to be mobile. Years ago, the term â€œMobile Phoneâ€ has been a misnomer, since phones were only â€œmobileâ€ if an individual was strong, or if a person had one installed in oneâ€™s a car, as their batteries were extremely heavy. The phones were bigger than shoeboxes.
Effects of Mobile Phones on Health: Are Mobile Phones a friend or foe to our health?
- To what Extent is the Radiation from MOBILE PHONES Dangerous for Health?
Good explanations about how mobile phones trigger cancer are still not clear- cut. The microwave radiation being emitted, conveyed and received are considered to be weak. Thus, since this radiation is weak, it does not have enough energy to cause DNA mutation or even cause damage to DNA of a human being. This, consequently, means that this does not directly cause cancer.
Additionally, the amount of heat produced by mobile phones in the brain is small enough so as not to pose any health risks and health problems. Though a lot of researches have been carried out, scientists have not been able to put forward theories that were irrefutable.
The World Health Organization puts the devices smack dab in the middle of its groupings for cancer risks and raised new concerns about how wireless devices might be affecting our health.
- Mobile Phones and Cancer Risks:
Mobile phones normally make use of electromagnetic radiation in the range of microwave. Therefore, based on these facts, cell phones (an additional term for mobile phones) have been classified as â€œpossibly carcinogenic to humansâ€ by the World Health Organization (WHO), which literally means that there could be a risk of carcinogenicity. However, there are still some questions that are being cropped up concerning this matter.
However, since 1980â€™s the use of mobile phones have skyrocketed. Hence, if mobile phones is a real cause of brain cancer or any other forms of cancer, then ever since the use of mobile phones are on the rise, many people, or even more and more people would have been cancer patients.
- The Sole (Health) Risks:
The sole risk related to mobile phones is the use of mobile phones while driving.
An individual who uses mobile phone or even a hand-free kit while driving, his or her concentration over the road is reduced. In this way, being distracted, these kinds of people are four times more prone to be victims of Â road accidents.
The masts and base stations of mobile phones are also unlikely to increase cancer risks either. The exposure a person would get from a base station is usually at least a hundred times below international guidelines. Moreover, it is far less than the exposure one would get from a phone.
In the light of the above ideas, controversy still continues over whether the radio frequencies emitted from mobile phones and the base stations that relay their signals can cause cancers in human beings.
Though dogged by controversy, the mobile phones are still having a profound impact both economically and socially. Similarly, its electronic cousins â€“ the TV and Personal computers â€“ the mobile phones have the potential to be either a useful slave or a demanding master.
As a result, the power to determine whether mobile phones become a friend or a foe is literally in the hands of the user.