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Are mobile phones harmful to our health

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http://brainethics.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/save-brain2.jpg "Parents should ensure their children use mobile phones only when absolutely necessary because of the potential health risks, an expert is warning" news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4113989.stm http://lh6.ggpht.com/newmobilephones4u/SH8pRkrQZVI/AAAAAAAAADI/WN1W3401Udo/%5BUNSET%5D.jpg Contents: PAGE NUMBER * Introduction 3 - 4 * arguments of those who believe that mobile phones are a risk to their health 4 * (harmful effect of radiation) 4 * Why the effects of mobile phones are really bad 5-6 * The effects of mobile phones6-7 * What you should do about the effects8 * Other dangerous harm to our health that we should know9 * arguments of those who don't believe that mobile phones are not harmful to our health 10 * scientific research about mobile phones11-13 * conclusion14-15 * bibliography16 Introduction Many people have more than 2 phones on them and they don't know that the effect of the radiation that comes from the phone is dangerous to their health which can even cause death to them. Many people believe that mobile phones are a risk to our health and some still don't know the effect that it has to our health. Also some don't believe that mobile phones harm our health because they think that mobile phones are meant to be used to talk all day. But that aren't true because mobile phones are dangerous to our health. The reason... we'll get to find out in this case study. Many people take more than 1 and a half hours talking on phone without the use of headphones or Bluetooth. So the amount of radiation we give to our body determines the risk we give to our body. People don't know the risk of radiation in mobile phones. Will also investigate the issue further in this case study The issue of possible health effects of mobile telephones is not very much alive in the public's mind. That's why we bring out the issue, so that the public may realise it and then know the next thing to do to avoid the risk. ...read more.

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Try attaching a Diaphone to it for great results. Computers: Most modern computers give off relatively low levels of EMFs but do still try to minimize exposure by keeping the computer, especially the screen, as far away as practical. Laptops generally emit low EMFs but when used with a mains adaptor plugged in they can cause dizziness and faint spells. Try to recharge it away from where you are, and then use it from the battery supply. Place a cactus in the office or computer room. The spine of cacti attracts charged irons and can change ionization levels in the room. * Take breaks when needed. * Very good to attach a Diaphone on the monitor. Under wire Bras: These can act as antennae, re-radiating external EMFs, including microwave frequencies, into the body. With breast cancer on the increase it may be better with out the under wire. Use non wire alternatives. Photocopiers: Known to give out high levels of EMFs, generated from around the motor. The Best thing to do to avoid risk is to stand 30 inches back whilst copying in progress. Electric kettles: Both traditional and jug type create high EMF levels. Heating water using electricity can change its molecular structure. Some people who react badly to this change may suffer from headaches, eye problems or tremors. Neutralize the effect by standing the cup/mug/glass on a Vita flow whilst pouring. Beds: Metal framed beds and bedsprings can become magnetized by electricity in wiring and appliances, causing restlessness and insomnia. Try an alternative bed-base and unstrung mattress, preferably with natural materials. Keep electrical appliances at least 3 ft away from a bed head area. Hairdryers: High currents produce the heat. The motor gives off high EMFs near the handle, dropping only a little at a drying distance of 6-18 inches away from you. The fields are higher when on higher settings. The fact that a hairdryer is only used for a short time at any one interval is not as important as the fact as the fact that the user is exposed to high levels of EMFs during that period. ...read more.

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But in a lot of ways, mobile phones which we consider too be a risk to our health helps us in different purposes. However we need to be careful when using our mobile phones because they can be dangerous to young kid and US as well. Mobile phones used with out caution may be harmful for example * The use of mobile phones in the air plane, might cause a crash * The use of mobile phones while driving, might cause an accident * The use of mobile phone while using water might make the mobile destroy. * Leaving your mobile phones among kids might make you loose your phone. * Leaving your mobile without monitoring it might cause theft. Scientist recognizes the risk of mobile phones. And the solution can never be to stop the use of mobile phones but they found out that they can minimize the effect it has:- * Limit the number of calls you make * Limit the length of your calls * Use hands free devices or hold the phone away from your body * When speaking on your cell phone, alternate sides * Limit your cell phone use in rural areas. More radiation is emitted when you are further from a cell phone tower. * Go through these guidelines with your children and limit cell phone use by young children. However, a growing number of studies suggested that there is a different effect which can be classified as tumours may be more common on the side of the head that is used for phone calls, especially for individuals using cell phones for more than 10 years. However, a growing number of studies suggest. Mobile phone is an every day activity and can't be easily stopped even people know that its harmful to their health the best thing is to avoid the risk of radiation. It has been the world's most popular and pervasive mobile electronic product As a result, more and more of us, people are now capable of performing multiple jobs and staying connected with our friends, business partners, and families. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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