Mobile phones have become a necessity. More than seventy-five people of the Indian adults own this device for communication-related purposes. Irrespective of the kind of cell phone you use, chances are that you continue to check for messages, alerts, or calls even when your mobile device isn’t ringing or vibrating. On an average, people usually tend to spend more than 150 minutes on cell phones every day.
Cell phones are a useful and effective mode of communication, however, excessive use of the mobiles can badly affect your health. As per the latest study conducted by World Health Federation, Mobile phones emit radio waves through a series of base stations where radio-frequency waves are electromagnetic fields that can cause ionization in the human body.
Don’t put your life in danger. Some of the known and dangerous risks related to the increased cell phone are depicted below
Adds to the Stress Level
The high frequency emitted by the device is known to hamper our moods, case the feeling of negativity and can also have a bad effect on our stress levels. The constant ringing, vibrating alerts, messages, WhatsApp messages, and reminders can put a cell phone user on edge. In one of the recent study, researchers have evaluated the direct link between the psychosocial feature of cell phone use and mental health signs. They found out that high usage of cell phones and keeping the phone along while sleeping can cause sleep disturbances. This can even cause depression in men. Some of the people start suffering from anxiety
Impact on Immunity
The continuous touching of the phone can cause accumulation of germs on your handset. The oil residual, that you see on your mobile after using, may actually contain more diseases and germs than found in the toilet. In one of the studies conducted, it was clearly shown that more than 90% of the cellphone had bad bacteria on them and more than 80% hands also had evidence of bad bacteria. This leads to unhealthy living and brings downs the immunity levels.
Increase in Chronic Pain
The constant texting requires use of your hands especially while you are chatting or responding to emails over the phone. This can cause pain in the muscles and can also cause inflammation. It also causes neck, shoulder and back pain especially when you keep the phone between your neck and shoulder and try to do multitasking. High call volumes can also cause ear pain and constant being on the chat cause damage to the eyes
Chronic Health Hazards
Continuous and long use of cell phone, keeping the same with you all the time, even while sleeping can chronically affect your life with some of the diseases like cancer, tumor etc. So please limit the usage of cell phone to important communication only.