Wherever you may go, you always find a person talking over a mobile phone. Even at a place where the cell phone is prohibited you can find a few people talking over their phones or at least using the SMS facility of their mobile phones.
An Explosion In Cell Phone Use
Mobile phones have become a craze the world over and especially in the last decade their use has increased tremendously. More than one billion users use the cell phones all over the world. As a result, at any given time there are a lot of phones that send their waves of different frequencies in the in the air. So, people have become increasingly concerned about the danger from these cell phones. According to a study, the cases of brain cancer have increased in the last decade, after the introduction of these phones. All the more, brain tumors have been found to occur at the same spot where persons keep their phone while talking. It is implied from such studies that long-term mobile phone use may be a cause of brain tumors and brain cancer.
Why Are Cell Phones Dangerous ?
Actually, when we use cell phones, they emit radiation. The level of this radiation is though quite low. However, if we use the hands-free gadget, exposure to this radiation is increased. Some experts point out that apart from the health related danger of cell phones, the danger of inattentiveness is more prominent. When people are using cell phones, they become oblivious of their surroundings and are at an increased risk of meeting with an accident. Driving becomes careless and your life as well as the life of other people is in grave danger. If you use a hands free set, you can use both the hands properly, but you attention is still with your mobile phone. The risk of an accident is still very high.
Is There Any Ray Of Hope ?
Everything is not that gloomy and pessimistic. A study in Denmark that involved more than half million cell users indicates that there is no solid proof that brain cancer is related to cell phone use. However, studies do indicate that the persons who use analogue phones are at risk of brain diseases. So much variance in studies has led to a divergence in opinion regarding health risk from mobile phones. More studies need to be done before arriving at a particular conclusion. Also, now cell phone companies are devising ways so that the exposure to radiation while using phones can be reduced to a minimum. Gradually, this exposure will be totally eliminated by the rapid advancement in technology. So, until then, you should avoid talking over mobile phones for hours at a stretch and should not use them while driving or while walking on roads. You should not think about throwing your mobile phones away as they are of great use in the modern day world.