I love my iPhone. But I’m also afraid of it. Cell phones emit radiation. When you’re talking on a cell phone, its transmitter is sending electromagnetic radiation through your head to a tower that’s as distant as 20 miles or more. And some of that radiation is being absorbed by your head. old.
Is it dangerous? The bottom line is that no one knows for sure. Some neurosurgeons are very concerned because they are seeing increased incidence of brain tumors on the side of the head where a cell phone user typically holds his or her phone.
Epidemiological studies have so far been inconclusive. But they’ve typically covered periods before the explosion of cell phone usage. It takes 10 to 20 years for this kind of tumor to develop, so epidemiological studies currently in progress will give a better picture. And we’re all subjects in this grand experiment.
So get rid of cell phones? I’m not giving mine up. But I’m cautious. Cell phones and smart phones have become so ingrained in our culture that the only solution seems to be caution. And in fact there are a great many ways to significantly decrease your exposure.
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