Keeping your phone close may be convenient, but what’s it really doing while it’s in your pocket? If you own a cellphone you’ll want to know the horrifying truth about what it can do to your body.
Recent research has found that 87% of the world’s population owns a cellphone. That’s almost 6 billion people– BILLION, with a “B”! Cellphones have become a “need” in today’s society, but not many people know how this handy little piece of technology can be harmful.
Cellphones have become second-nature. Whenever we have a second to spare, what do we do– we reach for our phone to avoid awkward social situations. Heaven forbid we might have to talk to a stranger. Could you imagine life without your phone?
Studies have shown these devices are constantly emitting radiation that can cause lower bone density in the area the phone is worn on. For instance, men who wear their phone on their belt are at risk of this.
That isn’t the only thing men are in danger of. Researchers have also found that it may be the cause of infertility.
“According to recent research, it has been discovered that putting a mobile phone in your pocket may lead to decreased sperm count. They found this to be true for 47% of men in a study based on 100 men over the course of a year.”
Men aren’t the only guilty ones of having their cellphone too close to their body. Women are notorious for tucking their phone in their bra for convenience when a pocket or purse isn’t handy. This habit has come up in recent breast cancer research.
Robert Nagourney and John West, two cancer specialists, had one interesting case was that revealed in the May issue of the Environmental Health Trust’snewsletter. As it turns out, the young lady who had breast cancer also had the curious habit of tucking her cell phone into her bra.
[They] concluded there was only one other possibility that might have directly contributed to her breast cancer. “We connected the dots,” the patient said. And the dots―quite literally the pattern of the cancer, and distribution of the cancerous cells―lined up perfectly with the shape of her cell phone.
The research that has been done thus far with cellphones causing cancer is not yet proven. But it definitely makes you think twice about where you’re putting your phone.
Something that both men and women can suffer from is a bad night’s sleep. A common way to wind down before you close your eyes for the night is to scroll through your phone. Come to find out, that is the worst thing you can do to before bed.
Researchers discovered that “Night-time exposure to LED-illuminated devices suppresses melatonin and disrupts the natural sleep cycle. People that view screens before going to bed had a hard time falling asleep, had less REM sleep and felt sleepier and less alert for hours after they woke up in the morning.
Men. Women. Who else is being effected by these high-tech “toys”? This generation is horrible at turning their phone off and having face-to-face time adults and children alike. Kids are becoming addicted to technology just like the rest of us. Although their affects differ from adults, kiddos are at risk of serious consequences in and out of the womb.
” A study revealed that mothers who used mobile phones while pregnant were 54% more likely to have children with behavioral problems. When children began using cell phones themselves, they were: 80% more likely to suffer from behavioral difficulties, 25% more at risk from emotional problems, 34% more likely to suffer from difficulties relating to their peers, 35% more likely to be hyperactive, 49% more prone to problems with conduct.”
Kids seemed to be glued to electronics, but how much is too much? Parents may be sickened by the average amount of time that their babies spend on a phone.
BBCfound that “children ages 5 -16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen”.
ADD/ADHD and major mood swings have been said to be cause by too much time on a screen. It’s hard for their little minds to process all of the information being flashed on the screen. And when it stops their brain can’t adjust fast enough, which leads to outburst and moodiness.
Technology is on the rise and future generations will only be exposed to greater amounts of screen time.
How can we break this pattern? Parents have to first set the tone and limit their own time on their phone. And do the same for their kiddos.
Protecting yourself and your family is the biggest concern. You can do that by not keeping your phone on your person and minimizing the time spent looking at that tiny screen. Who knew something so innocent could be so dangerous?
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