How do cell phones affect your health?

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Cell phones transmit and receive radio waves that are electromagnetic radiations. These radiations are non-ionizing and are not harmful but constant exposure to these emissions can cause irreversible damage.

Cell Phone Radiation

Cell phones transmit and receive radio waves that are electromagnetic radiations travelling at the speed of light.

Electromagnetic radiations are a combination of electric and magnetic waves. The electromagnetic radiations emitted by cell phones are the same as those emitted by the X-ray machines and nuclear wastes and can range from a very high frequency to a low frequency.

Types of Electromagnetic radiations

Electromagnetic radiations are of two types -

** ionizing

** non-Ionizing

Ionizing radiations affects the cells at a molecular level and can cause irreversible damage to the body

Non-ionizing radiations do not cause irreversible damage to the body

The radiation from cell phones are non-ionizing and are not harmful, but constant exposure to these emissions can adversely affect your body and cause irreversible damage.

Effects of Cell Phone Radiation

The World Health Organization has classified cell phone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic”. Using the cell phone frequently and for a long time can be the cause of salivary gland tumors and acoustic neuromas, and tumors of the nerve that link the brain to the ear.

The following illnesses have been linked to radiations from the cell phone -


Brian tumors





Children may be at a greater risk because their brains are still in the developmental stage. (source-ewg.rg/cell phone radiation).

Things that you can do to protect yourself

Text whenever you can instead of talking because the cell phone emits less radiation when you are texting.

Make calls when the signal is strong. When the signal is weak, the cell phone radiation increases. Use a wired or wireless headset or use the phone in speaker mode to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation.

Never keep your cell phone under your pillow or near your body and go to sleep. Even when the cell phone is not in use, it emits electromagnetic waves while trying to stay in touch with the nearest transmission tower. Avoid putting your cell phone in your pocket, keep your phone in a handbag.

Even a small increase in the distance between the cell phone and your body decreases cell phone radiation substantially.


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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Apr 2016 (#)

Very interesting vellur .
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28th Apr 2016 (#)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th Jul 2016 (#)

yes this can be so indeed...thank you Vellur and blessings...

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29th Jul 2016 (#)

cnwritercarolina thank you.

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