6 Reasons Why Smartphones May Be More Harmful To Us And Our Environment Than We Care To Admit

By on June 14, 2018
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Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and one can argue that they’re almost an extension of our arm.

We seldom find ourself without our smartphone, primarily because they’ve made our life so much easier.
However important smartphones may have become, but spending too much time on them may actually turn out to be harmful to you and your surrounding environment.

1. Radio waves from smartphones may be carcinogenic
Mobile phones and their towers generate radio waves. Several studies have suggested that though low frequency radio waves aren’t harmful to humans, but over exposure to them may lead to tumours in the body.

2. Smartphones cause anxiety, increased stress
Cancer aside, smartphones cause a variety of health issues. They have been found to increase anxiety and mental stress in teens. Mobile radiations may also cause learning disabilities and lowered IQ in infants, according to some reports.

3. Smartphone use affects your eyes
Teenagers often stay up late at night watching movies or chatting on their phones. This long exposure to the glare coming off the mobile screen can be damaging to the eyes. This also affects sleep cycle leading to fatigue and sleepiness.

4. Smartphone use is making us go out less
Outdoor activity (in kids and adults both) has almost been nullified by smartphone use. Children no longer go out to play cricket or any other sport, instead they stay at home playing games on their phones. Lack of exercise causes several health issues.

5. Phones may be a threat to people with implants
Mobile phones can be fatal for people with implants. They are advised to keep mobiles away from the spot where the implant is lodged as a precautionary measure.

6. Too much mobile phone use is changing how we communicate

Smartphones have pretty much killed face-to-face interactions. We’re glued to our phones during a family event or whether we’re out having dinner. A party with friends now just turns into a bunch of people engrossed on their phones.

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