Hat’s off to my Cellphone! I can’t do without it, it’s like my right or left arm, it’s like eating, it’s like taking a bath. I have to have it, it’s a requisite for life, I can’t do without it. In my research, I came across the fact that ninety-one percent of people own cell phones and sixty percent of teens own a cellphone. We are addicted to that little amazing box, it’s like drug addiction. Like AA, there should be a place to go for cellphone addiction. I came across three main reasons why people should be concerned about cellphone usage:
- Cellphones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves), a non-ionizing radiation.
- Over a long period of time, the number of cell phone calls per day and the amount of time people spend on their cell phone becomes a health risk.
- Radiofrequency energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation can be categorized into two types: ionizing (e.g., x-rays, radon, and cosmic rays) and non-ionizing (e.g., radio frequency and extremely low frequency, or power frequency).
Maybe I can convince others including myself to reduce the use of their cell phones by breaking down the many articles written about the danger, here is what I have learned.
Radiation has both electric and magnetic fields and travels in waves. It comes from natural and man-made sources. Electric and magnetic fields are invisible areas of energy (also called radiation) that are produced by electricity, which is the movement of electrons or current through a wire. An electric field is measured in voltage.. As the voltage increases, the electric field increases in strength. Electric fields are measured in volts per meter (V/m). The strength of a field decreases rapidly with increasing distance from its source. Magnetic fields are measured in micro-teslas (μT, or millionths of a tesla). So is there danger in the use of home electricity? It was stated in an article I read that: “Exposure to ionizing radiation, such as from x-rays, is known to increase the risk of cancer.” However, although many studies have examined the potential health effects of non-ionizing radiation from radar, microwave ovens, cell phones, and other sources, there is currently no consistent evidence that non-ionizing radiation increases cancer risk. Home electricity itself does not seem to pose a health threat.
I look at the number of people combating cancer and I think that we all will get some form of cancer from radiation we are being exposed to or the dangers in the food we eat. I think back to an episode of 60 Minutes in 1989, they did a story on cancer and the link to meat sources or other food we eat. So, the question is, do we harm our health by eating cancer causing pesticide and insecticide treated foods or from the radiation output in use of cellphones and appliances? I want the truth about what consequences these things have on a human life!