Imagine living life without your hand phones, pretty hard right? We are all aware of the advantages these hand phones give us and how it made our life easy. We could go on all day enumerating these advantages. Would you believe me if I say these hand phones have as much disadvantages compare to its advantages or maybe even more. Or you'd tell yourself, I am overreacting. Let us start enumerating then so I may give you warnings.
Aside from the common disadvantages these mobile phones cause us like; they are expensive but can easily be broken, people spend less time bonding with their family and friends because they are busy texting, people will not eat because they rather use their phones, people just contact through mobile phone and became too lazy to meet outside, disturb us on our studies and works, people spend lots and lots of money buying the latest model to get updated, mobile phone makes it easier to invade privacy. And of course let us not forget the driving safety.
Those are the most common ones, but how about the ones we are not aware of. These may surprise you.
Mobile phones are unsafe, they have negative health effects. Like microwaves that emit radiation, hand phones have handful of radiation as well. Federal Communication Commission a.k.a FCC does have a standard that defines the maximum RF energy allowed to be absorbed through the head when using a mobile phone, measured through a value called the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR):
According to FCC, the SAR is a value that corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed in the head of a user of a wireless handset. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).
Studies showed that microwave radiation is unsafe and then mobile phones use microwave radiation to communicate thus making mobile phones unsafe. After all, the human body is an extremely sensitive electrochemical instrument that uses various wave-based electrical processes (e.g. brain waves), each characterized by a specific frequency.
A study by Swedish researchers suggests the link between mobile phone use and Alzheimer's Disease: Mobile phones damage key brain cells and could trigger the early onset of Alzheimer's disease. …Researchers have found that radiation from mobile phone handsets damages areas of the brain associated with learning, memory and movement.
In addition to that electromagnetic waves alter [electric activity of the brain] and cause disturbance in sleep; cause difficulty in concentration, fatigue, and headache; and increase reaction time in a time-dependent manner. They increase the resting blood pressure and reduce the production of melatonin. They are also implicated in DNA strand breaks.
Furthermore, studies have linked mobile phone use with brain cancer, mouth cancer and leukemia. Plus, it may cause disturbance to a developing brain like that of teenagers.
And did you know that the use of mobile phones can cause infertility to men?
The decrease in sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology is related to the duration of exposure to cell phones.
If we are affected by the radiation on phones what more are the children. Preadolescent children are more vulnerable [to microwave radiation] because of their thinner skulls, their still developing nervous systems, their increased levels of cell division, and their less robust immune systems.
And of course cell phone addiction, remember, any addiction is harmful. I hope this will serve as a warning to all.