Cell Phone Damage – The Effects of Electronic Devices on Your Wellbeing

Cell Phone Damage In the last several years, many studies involving the regular use of communication devices such as cell phones have been conducted to verify their impact of Cell Phone damage on your wellbeing.

Numerous studies have been conducted showing that the low levels of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and other broadcasting devices have a direct impact on the molecules of the body.

The radio waves and microwaves emitted by these devices cause increased oxidation in certain enzymes. Marking an increase in overall oxidation levels in the body.

Oxidation is a regular part of life. Increased levels of oxidation over time can damage cells and possibly even lead to cancer and a plethora of other health concerns. Therefore, this creates a huge concern about the overall impact of our health when using cell phones and other electronic devices on a regular basis.

As Lloyd Burrell from Electric Sense puts it, “Cell phones have grown to become an integral part of our lives. Over 63 percent of the world’s population now uses a cell phone. These cell phones communicate by sending and receiving radio frequency radiation (RFR). A form of microwave radiation, from their antennas to cell phone towers. A new study has found a significant link between these cell phone radiation exposures and headaches.”

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Studies that Show the Impact of Cell Phone Damage on Your Wellbeing:

There have been a few studies that have shown strong evidence that foods and substances high in antioxidants can prevent a large portion of radiation-induced oxidation. Substances such as gingko biloba and bee propolis are good examples and can help with cell phone damage (Ilhan et al. 2004) (Ozguner et al. 2005).

A more concrete and perhaps even more dangerous potential threat of improper technology use is the psychological effect it can have.

A study done by Andrew Przybylski at Essex University demonstrated that even the mere presence of a cell phone during an in person conversation can decrease the mental and emotional effectiveness of the interaction via decreased bonding and decreased attentiveness (AK Przybylski, 2013). While this may not have a large impact in situations such as a business conference or other group settings, it can have potentially disastrous consequences when it comes to establishing and maintaining personal relationships.

The second study, done by Sara ThomeÈ and a few others, shows how many young adults suffered increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression due to increased cell phone usage (ThomeÈ et al. 2011).

I was talking with a college professor once and she told me that she has to take the cell phones away from her students in class, otherwise they play on their cell phone instead of listening to her. When she takes them away, she says it’s like watching someone on caffeine. The students shake followed by anxiety attacks. They can’t even concentrate on what’s being said in class.

Cell Phone DamageCell phones have become a very addicting tool for young adults today. And what they do not realize is they are setting themselves up for all kinds of health issues in the future.

A third study done by Erin Gemmill and Michael Peterson took a slightly different approach.
They studied how cell phone damage contributed to external stress issues. Arriving to class or work late. Being interrupted in the middle of the night. Missing out on vital information. And turning in homework late. All of which tend to be heavy sources of stress in the lives of students. The study found that 25% of participants in the study experienced an increased amount of technology-induced stressors (Gemmill and Peterson, 2006).

Some Common Symptoms of Cell Phone Radiation include:

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Tinnitus

  • A hot head

  • Prickly skin

  • Fatigue

Cell Phone DamageWhile technology has powerful potential to help facilitate a fast-paced and productive lifestyle, it can also be a double-edged sword, especially if used irresponsibly.

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Important: it’s not because you can’t feel symptoms that these exposures are not impacting your health. Studies show that these effects are cumulative and that they work over the long term.

Using your cell phone a half hour per day increases your risk of brain tumor by 40%.

The new studies shown on cell phone usage by the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology.
“Cellphones, and SmartPhones in particular, along with their cousins WiFi and cordless home phones, are well documented as presenting significant hazards to human health, and as contributing factors to Sick Building Syndrome (also known as Sick House Syndrome). In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) categorized cell phone radiation as a “possible carcinogenic hazard.” This is a label the WHO also placed on lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. The WHO issued a further statement. This new warning is “based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.”

We need to carefully consider what we are doing to our children through this type of radiation. It affects babies and children a like. Not only are we exposing them to the dangers of this type of radiation but we are also teaching them to be cell phone junkies. They don’t even know how to have a normal conversation anymore. I have seen so many families spending time together while each person is texting or talking on their cell phone. What happened to family time and having fun together. Let’s get back to a better way of life.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help maximize efficiency and limit cell phone damage:

  • Check emails and messages only at certain times of the day or week. Tell people to call you instead if it is an emergency.
  • Don’t multitask with your technology. Focus on one task, and leave the messages and emails until you are done.
  • Turn off your cell phone at night. Do not use it for your alarm to wake up in the morning. Buy a cheap alarm clock and keep your cell phone away from your bedroom.
  • Keep your cell phone fully charged at all times. This will produce less connection to the tower and less radiation exposure.
  • If using social networks, limit your use to only a few hours per week. When you get on, do what you intended to do, and get off. Don’t just browse endless photos and posts.
  • Don’t hold the cell phone next to your ear. Talk on the speaker. Or use a air tube head set when possible.
  • Do not carry your cell phone next to your body.
  • Turn it off when you get home at night. It’s family time. Spend some time visiting with those you love.

  • Don’t use your cell phone in a moving vehicle or a parked car. There is magnified radiation involved in this.
  • Limit news media browsing to only a few minutes per day. Don’t overwhelm yourself with information.
  • Take some time to disconnect each month, or better yet, each week. Leave the phone at home and go outside to do something with your friends and family.
  • Put your phone away when you aren’t doing anything specific with it. When you feel the itch to take it out and check it, opt to start a conversation with someone nearby instead.
  • Never have the phone present or the TV on when trying to have a deep or emotionally charged conversation with someone you care about.

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International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology – hbelc.org/courses/cellphones
Lloyd Burrell – electricsense.com