Your Mobile Phone And Your Health
Mobile phones are connected with base stations through radiofrequency (RF) radiation but there is no conclusive or convincing evidence to suggest that the radiation level of mobiles is harmful to human health. There has been intense research on the effects of mobile radiation on human health but nothing harmful is found in mobile radiation.
Should We Consider Mobile Phones To Be Safe Devices?
The prevalent international consensus is that mobile radiation doesn’t cause cancer or affect the growth of existing tumors in any way. But the World Health Organization (WHO) classified RF radiation as ‘possibly carcinogenic for the human being in its May 2011 report. The theory is based on an increased risk for glioma, a type of brain tumor.
The latest WHO statement on the effects of mobile radiation calls for more research and a ‘precautionary approach’ to mobile phone use. But there is no further report by the world body. Also, there is a need to do more research on whether mobile radiation could be linked to cancer.
Let’s Understand Mobile Radiation
The electrical and magnetic energy released by all gadgets is referred to as electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Radiation travels through space at the speed of light.
Classification Of Radiation:
Ionising Radiation (IR): It can change cells and tissues in the body and cause cancers. Examples of IR include x-rays and gamma rays.
Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR): It only makes the cell molecules vibrate leading to a slight rise in temperature. Examples of NIR include ultraviolet radiation, light bulbs, infrared radiation, microwave energy, and radiofrequency. Mobile radiation comes in this category and for this reason, it is considered relatively safer than IR.
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