The Harmful Effects of Cell Phone Radiation

This article also contain tips and pointers to avoid the radiation coming from cellphones.

Many moons ago, people's one of the means to get in touch with each other is through the use of the telephones. Since the technology is vent toward further improvements the beeper came into existence but its usefulness wasn’t enough to dislodge the dynamic, cheap and versatile telephones.

Then one of the biggest stride in communications finally emerged, the cellphones were born and showed the door for the beeper. With its great features even on its early stages of existence, the cellphones was indeed promising. It gives user the luxury to communicate even they are miles or even oceans apart. It virtually eased out the meaning of homesickness. The earlier cell phones was indeed a hit since with it you can get wireless and you could afford to communicate 24/7 for as long as you have load and you have a fully recharged battery on your cellphone.

Now the cellphones are slowly becoming a powerful and sophisticated communications tool not only to interact with other people, since it allow us to enjoy life and get entertained. Cell phones now becomes sleek and offers features that were envy and dreams of people of the yesteryears. You can talk and the same time see the people you are conversing with, play your favorite music, can send emails, surf the internet, watch television shows, take video clips or pictures, and many more.

Cell phones are now indeed part of the people’s lives and now some models are even offered at a cheaper price many people can afford to buy.

Although cell phones are helpful and useful to us there is now reports and discussions about the harmful effects that can be eked out from utilizing it thoroughly and frequently. These are not confirmed yet, but studies done recently will reveal that frequent users of cellphones may have increased risks of brain cancer and tumors and may affect children’s behaviors.

Since cell phones are ubiquitous nowadays you need to be aware of the dangers and harm it can inflict on you since they emit harmful and hazardous radiation.


Here are some tips from Environmental Working Group, which is based in Washington to avoid radiation coming from cellphones.

  1. Use headset or speaker – using wireless or wired headsets or speakers will enable you to avoid direct contact with your phones. Thus, you absorb lesser radiation to the head.
  2. Try to send messages through texting and do not rely heavily on calling. This allow your phones to consume less power, which will translate to lesser radiation.
  3. Keep your phone away from your body when conversing. Not against your ear, in your pocket or in your belt where soft portion of your body may easily absorb radiations emanating from the phones.
  4. Keep away from your cellphones when it is low bat and has a very poor signal. This is very important since lesser signal bars on your phones indicate that it emits more radiation in an effort to gain more signals from a transmitter.

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ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

Great hub. I didn't know that having a low battery was a factor in cell phone radiation.


Abhijit Auti 4 years ago

Its true but many people does not know the harmful effects of mobile phone.

So I think we try to save our India from harmful effects of mobile phone.And tell all of our friends relatives to avoid long use of mobile phone.

Thanks.


cin 5 years ago

so if i just use my phone for txting i wont get radiation?


nurivar bleh 5 years ago

amazing!


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denden mangubat 6 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

i'll do texting nalang


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

GeneralH, Before headsets or ear buds became available I spent hours with the Old Brick pressed firmly against my ear on conference calls during my travels. And the longer I listened, the hotter the phone got. One day it will be clear that this was indeed unhealthy. Meanwhile, your safety tips are good ones to follow.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Very informative hub. Thanks for the reminders. Texting costs less and yet it is radiation-cutting. Thanks for sharing this.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Interesting, though I'd have to say this falls right in line with an overreaction by the public to short term data that may or may not be substantiated.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot for the visit guys.. I would like to comment all your replies. But my present work is spreading my time and energy thin...


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BJBenson 6 years ago from USA

I think we will die from everything anymore. No natural causes. This was a great hub.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@msorensson - he is my nephew, but I hope I'll one soon if God permits...


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Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

A recent meta-study from around the world concluded there was no evidence that cellphones caused brain tumours. But neither did the scientists give them a 100% all clear.

I still think they will prove to be hazardous to health.

Great Hub


coffeesnob 6 years ago

wow...good information thanks


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a good advice.


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

In every discovery we, the people get excited with the benefit of new innovation but slowly when we could know the defects of the innovation we get conscious. Cell phone is now become a part of our life. The impact of electro-magnetic radiation is yet to know widely although its effect is realized in some pockets of the globe. Yes, it is urgent to take necessary precautions as is high lighted by the hub ‘A great hub for precaution & safety’.


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msorensson 6 years ago

Wow, I am glad you posted your picture. The baby is yours? Name?


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot... for the visit Mam...


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msorensson 6 years ago

Thank you. Very helpful!!

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