Talking of mobile phone-related health risks, we have long term and short-term symptoms. A number of studies have assessed the possible association between exposure to Radio Frequency and adverse health outcomes. We experience problems such as fertility problems, impaired brain functioning, heart and circulatory system-malfunction, hearing loss, composition and several others. Here are some studies drawn from different research works.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified radio frequency as a possible carcinogen in humans. However, a recent study by Swedish researchers found no link between the use of mobile phones and cancer and brain tumors but it has been proven by other institutes that the health risks are long term in nature.
2- Sleep Disorder
High mobile phone use was associated with sleep disorder. Somehow night-time has always been a favourite period for regular chatting and gossiping freaks. But do you know that that is the main reason why you are sleep deprived? Several studies have concluded this.
3- Heart Problems
Electro-magnetic field (EMF) radiation from cell phones is not only associated with cancer but also with chronic diseases related to the heart. A study published in the European Journal of Oncology shows that health risks caused by radiations emitted by cordless phones, including mobiles, contribute to abnormalities in heart functioning. Research has equally shown that radiation causes red blood cells to seep haemoglobin and thereby leading to heart complication health risks.
I always ask what kind of health risks can cell phones bring to men’s infertility, seeing that they are sufficient evidence to prove that mobile phone radiation decreases sperm count in male rats. To ascertain whether the same holds in humans, colleagues carried out several research exercises, which revealed that the group of men who used mobile phones had a decreased sperm cell count in their semen, possibly leading to infertility.
5- Vision Impairment
Many people nowadays use their mobiles to read e-books, do web surfing amongst other tasks, apart from texting and calling. When they do so, the glaring screen and small font size put a lot of strain on your eyes which in no distance time will show as health risks, especially if you re-reading in the dark. Mobile devices have a smaller screen so you tend to squint or open up your eyes unnecessarily wide than normal and blink a lesser number of times. This possibly leads to visual challenges such as dry eyes, irritation and reddening, just to name a few.
6- Accident Risks
Finally, accident-risk has been one area that has taken lives across the globe. The mobile phone can be a potential distraction. This has claimed more lives in recent years. Whether you are an iPhone, flip phone or a Blackberry user, the chances that you check your phone aggressively while traveling is undoubtedly high. In the USA alone, cell phone-use while driving leads to about 1.6 million crashes annually. Health risks related to EMF radiation devices are growing each day, but friendly advice, we should not forget to be careful as we use the devices while driving better still use the drive option on new smartphones while driving.