Can you imagine your life without a mobile phone? Impossible it is. Mobile phones have become an integral part of human life. Whether you are home or at the workplace, no task can be accomplished without using a cell phone. Currently, over 4.7 billion, people are using cell phones in the world, by 2019 it will increase by 5 billion and this number is increasing consistently.
Manas Ganguly, Founder, Brightsandz Clean Tech feels that though there is no doubt that cell phones have made our life much convenient but the fact that they emit harmfully – Electromagnetic Field Radiation cannot be ignored. When a cell phone is turned on, it emits invisible radio frequency radiation (RFR) that are highly impactful and can potentially harm the human brain cells.
According to various studies conducted concerning risks associated with cell phone radiation, when you hold your cell phone close to your ear, 10 per cent to 80 per cent of the radiation penetrates two inches into the brain and in children, it is even deeper. Talking over the phone for 2 minutes can disrupt brain neurons for the next 45 minutes leading to a state of shock and in worst case scenarios might rapture brain neurons.
Over the past 20 years, the number of brain tumour cases has substantially increased due to EMF from cell phones and similar gadgets. The increase in a number of calls, duration and cell phone usage in a day leads to serious mental health issues. Proximity to cell phones while sleeping also raises concerns over serious brain illness including a migraine, anxiety, depression and disturbances in sleep patterns.
Moreover, long hours usage of a cell phone while receiving calls is also associated with increased risk of brain tumour (Glioma) in humans. Several studies also reveal that the risk for a brain tumour doubled among those using a cell phone for more than 25 years and tripled for those who started using mobile phones before 20 years of age. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Delhi), in a report published in February 2017 had associated 33per cent increase in brain tumour/ Glioma rates in people using their cell phones for phones calls for durations over 45 minutes over a 10 year/ decadal period.
There is a significant increase in the number of brain tumour cases due to long-term use of cell phone or keeping it under the pillow while sleeping. Not only in adults, cell phone radiation also impacts the brain activity in children causing brain cells damage and leading to increased risk of Glioma.
In this fast developing world, sacrificing or limiting the use of cell phone becomes highly difficult, knowing the convenience and ease it offers in today’s time. However, adequate measures shall be taken in order to reduce the impact of radiation on the user.
Significant distance and balance in the hours of cell phone usage per day can make a huge difference. It is recommended to use handsfree while receiving calls which reduces the risk of tissue damage. Moreover, cell phones are always advised not to be kept close to the pillow while sleeping to improve the sleeping cycle. To sum it up, it all boils down to giving up on the high degree of cell phone reliance and obsession. A cell phone is an accessory, a tool in its best sense – not an obligation or a fetish....