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What are the health risks associated with mobile phones ?

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Asked by anantharaman, 30 Oct '09 08:11 pm
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This is a question which WHO takes very seriously. Given the immense number of people who use mobile phones, even a small increase in the incidence of adverse effects on health could have major public health implications.

Because exposure to the radiofrequency (RF) fields emitted by mobile phones is generally more than a 1000 times higher than from base stations, and the greater likelihood of any adverse effect being due to handsets, research has almost exclusively been conducted on possible effects of mobile phone exposure.

Research has concentrated on the following areas:

cancer
traffic accidents
electromagnetic interference
other health effects.
Cancer: Current scientific evidence indicates that exposure to RF fields, such as those emitted by mobile phones and their base stations, is unlikely to induce or promote cancers. Several studies are under way to determine whether the results of some studies on animals have any relevance to cancer in human beings. Recent epidemi ...more
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 30 Oct '09 08:19 pm

 
  
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Many scientific studies have investigated possible health effects of mobile phone radiations. These studies are occasionally reviewed by some scientific committees to assess overall risks. The most recent assessment was published in 2007 by the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). It concludes from the available research that no significant health effect has been demonstrated from mobile phone radiation at normal exposure levels:

* Normal exposure to mobile phone radiation cannot cause headaches or dizziness, nor can it cause brain cancers, neurological effects or reproductive effects.
* A few inconclusive studies suggest that it may cause a benign tumour of the auditory nerve.
* However, more studies concerning potential health effects on children are needed.

Precautionary measures are:

* Use hands-free to decrease the radiation to the head.
* Keep the mobile phone away from the body.
* D ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 31 Oct '09 04:47 am

 
  
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Radiofrequency (RF) fields emitted by the mobile phones will cause certain health hazards.
Answered by Good Citizen, 30 Oct '09 08:40 pm

 
  
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Some people appear to have an almost pathological emotional attachment to their cell phones and there is a fascinating suggestion that cell radiation pulses might actually be addictive to the human brain.. We can't save those who would rather die than switch. But ethics compelled us to ensure that all reasonable people have access to the basic scientific facts.

cell phone is a microwave transmitter and it should bear a cancer warning! Microwave energy oscillates at millions to billions of cycles per second. The Journal of Cellular Biochemistry reports that these frequencies cause cancer and other diseases by interfering with cellular DNA and its repairmechanisms. Microwave promotes rapid cell aging. Italian scientists have recently demonstrated that cell phone radiation makes cancerous cells grow aggressively. Cordless phones marked 900 megahertz or 2.4 gigahertz emit the same dangerous microwave radiation as cell phones.

The connection between microwave exposure and cancer has b ...more
Answered by victory, 30 Oct '09 10:37 pm

 
  
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Mainly hearing problems and a gradual formation of some infertility problems also...
Answered by magi, 31 Oct '09 05:40 pm

 
  
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Using it for a longer duration every day slowly impair your hearing, arrest your heart and hamper your brain too...but...still most research studies rule out all these...!!
Answered by Dil Se, 30 Oct '09 08:41 pm

 
  
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I am not still convined ith such but one thiung any thing in excess is bad fo health
Answered by Dinesh C S, 30 Oct '09 08:22 pm

 
  
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Deafness,heart problems,impaired vision,brain and sperm count in males.
Answered by dare devil, 30 Oct '09 08:16 pm

 
  
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Ya ...ture..the mobile phone is effact in our hart.too much
Answered by Hena Mustafa, 30 Oct '09 08:14 pm

 
  
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Over use or inferior quality mobiles may damage the ear drum
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 30 Oct '09 08:14 pm

 
  
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