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Cell phones are helpful and usable, but frequent use is problematic and unnecessary

Using cell phone cell phones have improved and made communication very easy.  But there are several negative effects of cell phones and there are increased stress levels from those who use a mobile device. … Cell phone use can also cause eye problems from the constant staring at the screen. The small screen of a cell phone causes people to squint, sometimes without even realizing it.

Threats to human health and the environment. Many components of mobile phones are considered toxic like arsenic, lithium, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury and zinc. These poisonous substances may leach from decomposing waste in landfills, seep into groundwater and contaminate the soil.

In 2015 the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks concluded that, overall, the epidemiologic studies on cell phone radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation exposure do not show an increased risk of brain tumors or of other cancers of the head and neck region

There are three main reasons why people are concerned that cell phones (also known as “mobile” or “wireless” telephones) might have the potential to cause certain types of cancer or other health problems: Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves), a form of non-ionizing radiation, from their antennas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phone radiation as a “possible human carcinogen” due to an increased risk of brain cancer from long-term and heavy use of cell phones. … The Netherlands study is not the first one to show an EEG change because of acute exposure to cell phone radiation.

Study: Cell Phone Radiation Can Damage Eyes Cause Early Cataracts.

The scientists, who have studied the impact of electromagnetic waves on the human eye, say that cell phone usage can also lead to early cataract in lens apart from affecting retina, cornea and other ocular systems of the eye.

That’s 86 out of every 100 people worldwide. Medical researchers continue to examine any health risks associated with mobile phone use. Research has focused on germs, traffic accidents, cancer, electromagnetic radiation, and health effects such as changes in brain activity and sleep patterns.

Not only does a cracked cellular phone screen obstruct content, but it also exposes the phone and the user to further damage. While a phone’s screen may remain intact after falling against a hard surface dozens of times, repeated impacts weaken the glass screen and eventually lead to breakage

Cell phones are constantly being improved by expanding upon their functionalities, which in turn increases the likelihood of overuse and addiction. According to the Pew Research Center, 67% of smartphone owners have admitted to checking their phone for calls or messages when their phone didn’t vibrate or ring.

Conclusion: The use of cell phone for access and easy communication is good, but there is a need for people to reduce the over-use of cell phones when there is no need to.  It is important people take into consideration their health when over-using cell phones.

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