Just about everyone of us out there owns a cell phone. Now a days we wouldn’t know what to do without one. They are very convenient, you want to make a call just simply reach into your purse or pocket, reach across and grab it off of the passenger seat of your car and start dialing. No more looking for a pay phone and the correct change you need to make a call.
You can also send text messages to anyone around the world, as long as they have a cell phone or a computer. Cell phone users have become known as the thumb generation.
But, with the invention of the cell phone, has come many dangers. The National Safety Council estimates 28 percent of all traffic accidents are due to distracted drivers using cell phones. This has lead to a few states to pass a law to band cell phone use while driving. If you drive, there is no doubt you see the distractions of other drivers when they are on their cell phones. Can’t keep a consistent speed, don’t look before pulling out or making a lane change among many others.
There is no phone call that is so important that you should risk your own life along with the lives of others. When your driving and your phone rings, find a safe place to pull over and take the call. The best thing to do would be to turn it off until you have reached your destination.
Now the latest health risk is you could possibly develop tinnitus-a chronic ringing in the ears. This appears to be increased with ongoing cellular phone use. The finding was based on a study just published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, a BMJ Publishing Group journal. Using your cell phone for just 10 minutes a day can further the risk for this condition. Right now, about 50 million Americans suffer from ringing in their ear(s) from excessive cell phone use.
Also, radiation is another danger that comes along with excessive cell phone use. Tests have shown that even tiny doses of radiation can cumulate over time and be harmful. Even doses less than the governments minimal allowable amounts can be extremely dangerous to your health. Over time radiation can build up and start affecting the brain and other parts of the body. Infants can be affected a lot quicker than adults because tiny heads and brains can soak up radiation more quickly. This can obviously have long term affects that can’t be fixed.
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