Mobile Phones have been called “The Cigarettes of 21st Century”. World Health Organization (WHO) has classified mobile radiations as possibly carcinogenic (cancerous).
Prolonged exposure to Electromagnetic Radiations from Mobile Phones, Computers and other personal Electronic Gadgets can cause:
Short term effects such as Headaches, Dizziness, Nausea & Fatigue.
Lower sperm count in men – The harm is done simply by keeping a mobile phone switched on in one’s pocket.
Risk to development of fetus in pregnant women.
Increased Stress Levels and risk to Heart – Tachycardia.
Glioma, Brain Tumour and Cancer in extreme cases.
The growing use of wireless communication in the last decade has introduced concerns about health risks from the so called man made electro-smog. Microwave / Electromagnetic Radiation can be classified as having:
The thermal effects have been largely studied and refer to the heat that is generated due to absorption of Radiation. Being exposed to the thermal effect could cause fatigue, cataracts and reduced mental concentration. The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value has been fixed and specified for mobile phones to limit the thermal damage. However, more research is going on to study the Non-Thermal effects of radiation.