Cell Phones

Why they are/aren't safe

Are cell Phones really safe?

Cell Phones can be a problem. They emit radiation that may cause brain tumors, cancer, or may damage your DNA. They can also disrupt pacemakers, decrease fertility, and can increase the risk of traffic accidents.

Pros

  1. Radio-frequency radiation from cell phones is non-ionizing and is not powerful enough to cause cancer.
  2. Studies have shown an association between cell phone use and a decreased risk of certain brain tumors.
  3. There has been no rise in the rate of brain cancers despite a massive increase in the use of cell phones.
  4. Use of a cell phone while driving is not inherently unsafe.
  5. Cell phones increase personal safety by providing an easy means of contacting others during an emergency.
  6. Like cell phones, other devices including radios, televisions, cordless phones, and pagers all safely transmit signals using RF radiation.

Cons

  1. Due to the relatively recent adoption of cell phones, the long-term safety of the technology cannot be determined conclusively and caution is warranted.
  2. Cell phones emit radio-frequency (RF) radiation, and RF radiation has been shown to damage DNA
  3. Children may have an increased risk of adverse health effects from cell phone radiation.
  4. Children may have an increased risk of adverse health effects from cell phone radiation.
  5. Cell phone radiation may disrupt the functioning of pacemakers.
  6. Using a cell phone while driving, even with a hands-free device, is unsafe and makes accidents more likely.

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