Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. ~Alan Valentine
Mobile technology, specifically the use of cell phones, has become an internal part of today’s life all around the globe and has permanently changed our perception about life and communication. Very little information is available about the radiation risk associated with the device, which has been taken so much for granted.//
Mobile phones emit non-ionizing radio frequency waves and operate in a frequency ranging from about 850 to 1900 megahertz (MHz). This RF energy is different than the ionizing radiation (X-ray, gamma rays), which can present a health risk at certain doses. At high enough levels, RF energy, too, can be harmful, because of its ability to heat living tissue to the point of causing biological damage.
Controversial data has been obtained regarding the use of mobile phones and the subsequent risk of developing cancer. A study conducted recently to address the above issue has reported, “Using a mobile phone for up to 10 years does not appear to increase the risk of brain cancer”.
Data was collected from nearly 678 people with acoustic neuroma - slow growing, benign tumors which grow in the nerve connecting the ear and inner ear to the brain - and 3,553 people who did not have the disease. No link has been established between acoustic neuroma and the number of years mobiles had been used, the time since first use, the total hours of use, or the total number of calls.
The long-term risk assessment with the relatively new technology has still a long way to go. At this juncture, it would be appropriate to remember our love affair with radiation, which has taught more than just a lesson.
Over the pat century, very few topics have had the potential to attract public attention, as has radiation. Time and over again, radiation has always been a powerful tool to attract the brilliance of tPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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