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. Tissues nearest to the antenna can absorb this energy.
- The number of cell phone users has increased rapidly. As of December 2014, there were more than 327.5 million cell phone subscribers in the United States, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. This is a nearly threefold increase from the 110 million users in 2000. Globally, the number of subscriptions is estimated by the International Telecommunications Union to be 5 billion.
- Over time, the number of cell phone calls per day, the length of each call, and the amount of time people use cell phones have increased. However, improvements in cell phone technology have resulted in devices that have lower power outputs than earlier models.
The NCI fact sheet Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer includes information on wireless local area networks (commonly known as Wi-Fi), cell phone base stations, and cordless telephones.
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Mobile phones expose us to harmful levels of radiation. Moreover, these gadgets emit dangerous, non-ionizing form of electromagnetic radiation and our bodies absorb this radiation and as a result we struggle with numerous health problems.
A study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, published in the Biochemical Journal, found that a single use of your mobile for 10 minutes triggers changes in your brain cells that are closely related with cell division and cancer.
“As of now, with only 10-12 years exposure which only continues to increase dramatically, there is a high chance of increase in the rate of brain cancer”- stated Dr. John Bucher, the Associate Director of the National Institute of Health, National toxicology program. Moreover, he added that children have a skull configuration which allows a deeper penetration of the cell phone radiation and they are at greater risk. Therefore, protect your healthy.