Cell phones emit energy known as radiofrequency (RF) waves, so people are concerned that these RF waves will increase the risk of brain cancer, or other tumors. This RF energy comes from the antenna of the cell phone, where these RF waves are strongest. The closer the antenna is to one’s head, the greater the exposure to RF energy. Since cell phones are usually held against one’s head, one could conclude that exposure to these RF waves are affecting our brain or any area near the antenna of our cell phone. The RF waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation, which can be categorized into two types: ionizing (high level frequencies) and non-ionizing (low-level frequencies). These RF waves, otherwise known radiofrequency energy, are a form of non-ionizing radiation, which means the energy levels are not great enough to cause the ionization of atoms and molecules, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (2012). Also, in research of the American Cancer Society (2012), there are a variety of factors that affect how much RF energy...
Ever since the invention of the first cell phone in 1973, the use of cell phones has increased and it has changed the way people communicate drastically. Cell phones are a portable device that uses frequencies to send and receive calls and text messages over two devices and it has been regarded as the most commonly used portable device. Cell phones use and emit radio waves and microwaves so inevitably, this begs the question of whether or not cell phones are dangerous. There has been many concerns that the use of cell phones can cause brain tumours and/or other health risks, so over the past many years scientists from all over the world have conducted researches and are still researching to see if there are any links between cell phones and cancer and to figure out if cell phones really are dangerous.
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If someone was to walk down the street or in a shopping store and they looked around more than likely they would see people using cellphones everywhere. Cellphones have become an everyday need for almost everyone; they are more advanced than ever. They do just about everything there are ones that play music, game, take pictures, and even surf the web. But are cellphones safe to use in our everyday lives? Many critiques believe that cellphones are becoming increasing dangerous, hundreds of car crashes occur daily from cellphone usage and many believe that cellphones can be linked to cancer and other illnesses.
Cellphones itself has caused deaths because of the energy waves being sent to the brain while talking on the phone. It is really scary to know just using a cellular device itself can cause a death. Renee Kelley mentions that “The most common concern is the effect of radiofrequency energy waves produced by phones being held close to head.” Obviously smartphones are not really safe to use all the time, especially when receiving a phone call while the phone is charging. It is another way that phones can cause death to people, by charging a phone and using it. The radiofrequency waves can be received by brain and immediately cause the death of a person. It is very dangerous to have a cell phone and the signal waves in it to cause a death of
Today, cell phones have become widely used among our society. However, there has been some customer concern of human safety concerning the use of cell phones. Cell phones are know to emit low levels of radiofrequency energy in the microwave range while in use and while in the standby mode, which leads to many ethical issues.
...erest for everybody. This is a good thing as it will help people to be aware of radiations and they would be eager to protect themselves. In 2011, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified that cell phone radiation as Group 2B- possibly carcinogenic this means that there “could be some risks” but they also say that some heavy experiments is yet to be conducted. There is no specific reliable statement that says cell phones is dangerous but despite this it is best to use it as minimum as you can. In a public statement Xavier Bertrand French Health Minister said: “As the hypothesis of a risk cannot be entirely excluded. Precaution is justified.” Cell phones have made our life easier by allowing us to save time; however, we should use it in the right ways and not only the bad. Now a day the cell phone is being used unnecessarily for everything.
The demand for cell phones has increased drastically and has an indescribable threat to life on earth. Cell phones give off radiofrequency which is a form of electromagnet radiation. There are two types of electromagnet radiation, non-ionizing and ionizing. Non-ionizing radiation based on examinations is not the same for ionized radiation. Studies show that there is no stable proof that non-ionizing radiation can increase the risk of cancer. Radiation therapy, exposure to ionizing radiation, is known to increase the risk of cancer. Researches show that tumors may form on the side of the brain where the cell phone is mostly held. Cell phones also affect young children. Children under the age of 10 are very vulnerable to these radiations and may experience much more severe outcomes if exposed to it. Cell phones also require towers built for reception. Cell phone towers emit electromagnetic radiation that is so powerful it affects the biological system of animals, insects, and even humans. A study was conducted by Bombay Natural History Society and results were these cell pho...
...text messages and much more. The statement on whether the cell phones are dangerous or not have still not reached to a conclusion. Scientist are still experimenting and they are trying their best to get to a conclusion on whether the usage of a mobile phone is safe or not.
Mobile phones do not only produce environmental pollution, but can also lead to various health abnormalities. These health abnormalities, which include auditory problems, nausea and other head-related problems, damages in the nervous system, cancers such as tumours in the brain and lung, result from acquiring radiation in mobile cellular phones (Repacholi, 2001) . The origin of these diseases is linked mainly to Radiofrequency radiation (Armstrong and Bastawrous, 2013, and Kumar Kaushal and Nema, 2012).
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“Mr. Watson –come here – I want to see you.” These were the first words that Alexander Graham Bell said to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, by telephone on March 10, 1876. Because people wanted to communicate, they were happy when telephones were introduced. Right now, most people have cell phones (wireless communication technology) which work by radiofrequency exposure in an electromagnetic field. Because cell phones are very important devices in our lives, people use them a lot .Not only do people use cell phones to communicate, but also they use them to take pictures, to search the internet and to send text messages. As a result, people are spending a lot of time with mobile phones which work in an electromagnetic field. There are several devices that have radiofrequency waves, such as microwaves, TVs, computers, and Laptops. Because people interact with many kinds of devices, and each of them creates radiofrequency exposure, scientists have studied the effects of an electromagnetic field on human health. Even though mobile phones have low–power radiofrequency transmitters, and they are considered non–ionizing radiations which can’t break down to biological tissues, people should be protected from too much radiation. Although studies have shown that there are links between radiofrequency and cancer, mobile phone use is growing. Therefore, it is very important for people to know what to do in order to reduce the risk of wireless communication technology.
Second, electronics are the main reason of causing health problems. In recent years, the widespread use of cell phones has led to increase concerns about possible health hazards, particularly brain cancer. Brain cancer is a disease in which cancer cells arise in the brain tis...
To conclude i would like to say that regulatory agencies have concluded cell phones are safe, cell phone radiation is non-ionizing and studies indicate that there are long term risks but we need more data on intense sustained usage, and cell phones can be used more safely by only using them when signal strength is strong and the transmitter doesn’t have to transmit as much energy.