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Are mobile phones bad for our health?  

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What do you think about this 'harmful' radiation that our trusted and relied upon phones are emitting, do you think prolonged use could lead to some serious health issues?

 

And I've also heard that the more we use smart phones to keep notes, give us directions and all the other tasks we order them to, we use much less initiative and we weaken the ability to think for ourselves!

 

Do you think this is true? Please discuss!

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From what I've read and seen on TV etc, it seems that they are. But, only while on the phone are they affective and only for a long time per month. It seems there's a massive increase in the chance of a tumor if you use mobiles extensively. This article says a lot http://www.healthandgoodness.com/article/are-cell-phones-dangerous.html and there's lots of information throughout the internet of case studies about it. 

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Well they use micorwaves, which as we all know cooks any object with an abudance of water in it, but like everyone has said they are very low powered and I personaly believe you would have to spend a ridiculous amount of time on a mobile before seeing any ill effects.

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I don't think mobile phone usage causes health risks, at least for a couple of reasons.

 

The broadcast of the signal is practically all around us at all times anyway, even if the phone isn't in use.

Also, mobiles have now moved away from talking on the phone, but to more texting and other smart/online apps.

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I don't think any waves emitted from the phone itself can harm you like is suggested by some people.

 

I know however, that the small and high resolution screen can cause bad eye sight. Studies also say that squinting to look at the small screens causes wrinkles, make of that what you will.

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Radiation is harmless and poses no physical effects however, it's becoming more common for youth to become attached and addicted to their phones, in a way this is bad for ones health as it's antisocial and more reasons.

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Yes Gamma is bad for you (obviuosly) but it does depend on the intensity, low level gamma wont kill you but will probably cause cancers, or other medical complications. Alpha is the one you wouldnt want to be exposed to (beacuse it is ionizing), but beacuse it is rather large (made up of protons) it cant pass through our skin, so as long as you dont eat anything that emits Alpha particles you will be ok. :D

Also you have UV, which causes cancer and micorwaves which would literally cook you. :)

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And also Beta Radiation, that does make it under your skin, just not all the way. High intensity Gamma radiation can go all the way through the human body length wise, so if ever that happens, your body would have numerous health implications after wards,

 

But back on topic, the type of radiation coming from mobile phones is Microwaves and Radio waves. With Microwaves it is kinda obvious, they are they type also used in microwaves, and in the booklet it says not to look in it, not to stand right next to it, because of the radiation being emitted from it. Then Radio waves are the same used in wireless mouses and controllers, TV remotes, WiFi internet, and also mobile phones, so it isn;t as it we are only getting it from mobile phones. Both of them are around us all the time, and nobody says "Don't point that controller at me or i can die". The media gains peoples attention through Fear. If a news report says a man was shot this morning and the police are looking for the criminal it would be less capturing than" Earlier today a deranged man shot another man in Blah street. Police are still looking for the murderer who could also be linked to other murders

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Yes I did not say Gamma couldnt pass through you, it can oass through everything (in time) unless it takes that long to go through that it has broken down into a stable isotope (Half-life). Also I beleive TV remotes use IR, well least they do in the UK :D

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What i meant by radiation is not Gamma but rather Microwave or at least the intensity which comes from a phone.

But you need to differentiate from Electromagnetic Radiation and Ionizing radiation.

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Alpha, Beta and Gamma are different and harmful where as Radio, Microwave, InfraRed and Visible light (electromagnetic) are harmless if we're talking about on the scale of mobile phones...

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The radiofrenquencies health disaster is not for tomorrow, it has started, it is going on now !! Brain tumor and cancers are rising specially among children. More and more women with no family history are developping breast cancers. there are more and more autistic children, now US prof. George Carlo has established that radiofrequencies alter the blood-brain bareer, this facilitating the fixating of heavy metals in brain fostering autism. All this is wiedely known, but givernments and firms di nothing because there is much money at stake, and we do nothing because we love our wireless toys.

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I just want to clear a few things up. What we see in the above diagram is the

Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum which explains to us the way we group Radiation. As we can see there is Gamma Rays which are on one end of the spectrum and then on the other end we see Microwaves next to Radio Waves.

 

Talking about the 2 are like talking about Jam and Rat Poison. These are 2 very different things.

 

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It's harmless guys. I can't believe that it is still illegal to use your phone in a petrol station as it's been proven time and time again that there isn't a spark big enough to cause any kind of explosion.

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