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10 Harmful Effects Of Mobile Phones on Health

10 Harmful Effects Of Mobile Phones on Health:  The story of Man’s conquest of the communication system has reached the peak with the help of modern technology in the 21st century. It was a long way that started with the messenger pigeon as a news carrier to reach to the modern small pocket packed gizmos, which we define as mobile or cellular phone.

Indeed, incredible the achievements’ of science and technology that has enabled us to reach even to the remotest corner of the Earth. But whoever imagines that this small, powerful utility will cause multiple health hazards to the human being?

Recent studies on the risk of developing different health issues that reveal the Harmful Effects Of Mobile Phones that occur due to the random use of mobile phone are enough to raise global consciousness.

So we think the before you reach to the dead end it’s better to know a few lines about the health hazards that may occur due to a mobile phone. All we need is your attention to go through the article.

How is Mobile Phone Creating Different Health Issues?

The mobile phone is a wireless handset which is basically used for sending and receiving calls and messages, and the users were few.

But with the progress in the field of technology, different features have been added to it and it becomes ubiquitous.

Research says that out of 100 people there are 86 mobile users can be found worldwide. Nowadays it works like a mini computer, and to date, it is the most wonderful gift of science.

But as technology offers us a unique opportunity with a Smartphone in hand, it brings different health hazards. Let us see how mobile can cause health hazards.

10 Harmful Effects Of Mobile Phones on Health:

1. Mobile Phone can Develop Blur Vision:

The smart phone is the new fashion trend of this generation. With every changing model, there are added facilities and features that attract the young generation.

This attraction proves to be dangerous for an individual’s eye and cause damage to their vision. The impact of the electromagnetic wave can be dangerous, and it can cause blur vision at an early age.

The flat, bright screen and small front create extra stress on the retina, cornea and our ocular system.

Scientist says that the human eye has great power to absorb the electromagnetic wave very quickly which means a random use of cell phone for a long time can cause dry eyes too.

2. A Smart Phone can Make you Deaf:

People always stay earphone plugged in, and it’s a quite common scene in bus, train and metro.

As the number of mobile users is increasing, health hazards like hearing impartment is a most common issue now. It is not only because of the long-term exposure to the vibration and radiation hit over the tympanic cavity where the nerves are located.

Young generation who used to hear loud music is at high risk of losing their hearing capability permanently.

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3. A Mobile user may Develop Sleep Disorder:

Your love for your smart phone may be the cause of your sleep lessens. Yes! There is a chance that the overuse of this smart device can purr our life into danger by hampering the quality of sleep.

Most of the time we people are doing the same mistake of carrying our cell phone to our bedside at night and keep it on for the whole night. This kind of activity unconsciously indulges our body to absorb the electromagnetic radiation for a long time.

Apart from this nature has set a biological clock in our body that determines the hours our body should take rest and a specific set of hours to light and darkness that our body would get exposed.

But while we are using the mobile phone at night, the blue light hamper our normal sleeping pattern and create sleeping disorder.

4. Extra Strain On Your Back and Neck:

Every organ needs rest. Our spine which we called the backbone is one of the key factors that keep us fit and healthy.

By using a mobile phone at a random rate for a couple of hours, we indirectly create extra pressure on our back and neck.

Thus diseases like spondylitis may occur at an early age and to say more about this nagging pain in our back and neck can cause a severe headache.

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5. Mobile Phone is a Germ Carrier:

we all love our mobile phone so much that we hardly stay separate from it. One of the alarming facts is that we are indirectly indulging germs to breed insider the mobile phone every time we touch it with unwashed hands.

Recent studies are saying that a mobile phone is much dirtier than a toilet seat. Our phone gets filled up with filth and dirt from us, and thus they spread diseases.

6. Increase the Risk of Cancer:

though there is no clear evidence, the risk factor of getting cancer due to excessive use of mobile phone is not a fact to ignore.

While in use for long hours, the radiofrequency of the electromagnetic field emitted by a mobile phone creates an adverse reaction in the human brain which may develop brain tumours like Glioma and acoustic Neuroma. These are responsible for the growth of brain cancer.

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7. Overuse of Mobile Can Make you Infertile:

this is a serious caution for the male user who can lose their fertility due to their long time use of mobile phone.

Different researchers support this fact that the radio magnetic activity may decrease their sperm count to some extent. It disturbs the pituitary, thyroid and testicular axis that weaken the reproductive function.

8. Skin Allergies:

Yes, your lovely looking smart phone can cause skin allergies to your skin.

There are metal like nickel, cobalt and chromium that is used in making a mobile phone can cause allergies, irritation, and redness to your skin.

9. Mobile makes your Mind more Stressful:

Mobile user tends to remain always alert and checks their phones often without any reason.

Whether it’s a false alarm or fake call, we immediately check it and that is enough to break our concentration, especially for the students. Such unmindfulness can cause an accident while we are on the road.

Moreover, it enhances negative thoughts and depression when we check our phone from time to time.

10. Cardiovascular Problem:

A mobile phone user is in the high-risk zone of getting heart problem due to the radiation.

Not only that, the more you are getting addicted to your mobile phone the less you are doing physical activities.

We are habituated of sending E-mail, rather walk to the post office, and instead of meeting friends we simply call and talk over the phone.

This activity is the key factor that is increasing the risk of getting overweight and develops heart problems.

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Other Additional Tips:

Here are few other tips to make you aware so that from the next time you must think before you use it.

a): Keep your phone off at bedtime.

b): Put your mobile in silent mode while you are on the road or driving.

c): don’t talk over the phone while crossing the roads or train line. It can be dangerous for your life.

d): never allows your kids to play games on your mobile. Encourage them to play on the field.

e): avoid keeping your mobile always attached to your body.

f): Experts suggest using air tube headset or Bluetooth air tube headset during the conversation so that you can avoid the direct touch with your body parts.

g): don’t try to use your mobile phone when the signal is weak.

H): it’s better to carry your phones in bags, not in the shirt pocket.

Last but not the least, as the mobile phone is a remarkable scientific invention and essential for communication, so a minimum awareness is a must for all mobile users.

A little responsibility can make a conscious citizen, and thus we can avoid the above health hazards.

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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