The amount of use of mobile phones in modern society is growing enormously every day. From little kids to tottering old people, everyone is engaged in mobile phone activities. It has been accepted as an inevitable way of life, not only for instant communication but also as an integral part of life with email, photography, playing music, and even as a form of security for people. Mobile phones, in various avatars, have changed global cultures and beliefs. They are boons for the younger demographic since contact with friends is instant and easily accessible. A recent survey of 1,000 young people aged 11–15 years found that 90% of them have their own mobile phone. Today, mobile phones are the powerful weapon of media. Hence, everyone should be aware of the positive or negative effects on the world today.
Everyone must know about the positive and negative effects of the cellular phone usage, including its impact on health especially on the brain.
Dangers of cellular phones on health
1) Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to mobile phones may cause cancer and various other diseases due to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range.
2) There are other indirect health hazards caused by using mobile phones, such as distraction of concentration, insomnia, etc. The number of road accidents by using mobile while driving is ever on the increase.
3) A team of neurosurgeons headed by Dr. Vini Khurana, reports that cancer risk for the handset users, handling them for 10 years of more, can be higher than the risk for people who smoke. Their assessment based on worldwide mobile users says that the cancer risk in people using mobile phone is three times higher than people who smoke. France and Germany have already warned against the use of mobile phones, especially by children.
Mobile users can be at ease that there is also one good side of mobile use. One of the positive effects of mobile use is said to be its actual reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Positive side of mobile phone use
How does cellular radiation boost the memory power?
A recent study by group of neuroscientists, electrical engineers, and neurologists from the University of South Florida proved that exposure to cell phone radiation boosted memory and reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Their studies revealed that cellular radiation increased the blood flow and energy metabolism in the brain, promoting the activities inside the brain. The scientists discovered that the harmful beta-amyloid plaques in the older mice brains were erased easily when they were exposed to the electromagnetic waves generated by the cell phones and that they also prevented the building up of these harmful plaques in the brain of the younger mice, boosting the normal level of memory.
Mobile phone, of course, has become an essential part of life today. Everything has its own positive and negative effects. It is prudent to use anything within limits so that the optimum results may be obtained and adverse effects may be reduced.