Mobile phones have become a necessary part of our lives. The use of cell phones has increased extensively in the last couple of years. It is easy to use and has made the world smaller. You can easily communicate over large distances. Multiple new features are added now and then. However, it has major adverse effects on our health.
Mobile phones are known to emit Radiofrequency which has dangerous effects on our body. It leads to numerous diseases like cancer, brain tumor, sleep disruption, hearing impairment, and also male infertility. It is more harmful to children as their neural systems are thin. The mobile phone communicates through electrical radiations which are more hazardous. Continuous exposure allows these radiations to penetrate the body and damage cell structure, and DNA.
Following are few of the disorders caused by excessive use of cell phones:
One of the major problems caused by cell phones is a sleep disorder. Several studies have shown that those people who are addicted to phones are sleep deprived. Interrupted sleep, late-night scrolling, or getting awakened in the middle of the night due to mobile rings and vibrations are major contributing factors of sleep disorder.
Research has shown that radiation from mobile phones can’t only cause cancer but can also cause chronic diseases like heart problems. Radiations emitted by cordless phones, especially mobile phones cause’s red blood cells to seep hemoglobin. This leads to heart complications and abnormality in heart function.
There are many reasons for the reduced hearing function. It develops according to age and long-term contact with loud noises. One of the causes of hearing loss can be by listening to high bulk music with earphones plugged in. Another factor that contributes to hearing impairment is prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation. This causes serious damage to the ear.
Cancer is the abnormal growth of body cells that destroy normal cells. A cell phone emits Radiofrequency (RF) that is 1000 times greater than that emitted from base stations. Increase emission of these radiations can cause cancer. Some research suggests that exposure to the Radiofrequency field can’t cause cancer while others have concluded that RF is carcinogenic to humans.
Many people use mobile phones to read E-books and scroll social media other than texting and calling. The font size is usually small and the glaring screen causes strain to your eyes. If you are in a dark room, you have to squirt or wide your eyes. This causes you to blink lesser and leads to eye dryness and irritation. A few symptoms of eye strain are a headache, eye redness, blurred vision, and neck pain, etc.
Infertility has multiple causative agents that contribute to an abnormality in sperm production, sperm morphology and many more. One of the reasons is radiation from cell phones as it decreases sperm count in humans leading to infertility.
Mobile phones are harmful to human health. We should avoid excessive use of cell phones to reduce the risk of these health problems.