are cell phones really bad for your health?

India
March 3, 2010 12:06pm CST
many of us have heard that cell phones are not good for our health...then too we keep on using them!!....is it true??
3 responses
@floridia (297)
• Algeria
3 Mar 10
maybe, because beside cancer, i have heard that typing sms a lot cause cancer of fingers.
• India
3 Mar 10
may be....but i heard, chatting a lot on cell phones may damage your brain cells!!...
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Mar 10
Just about everything that exists can be poticionally bad for our health cell phones included. The thing is, knowing what is or isn't real and understanding that there may be things you do, or don't like. Cell phones are harmless, just like other eletronic devices. And, just because you are under the weather don't assume its the cell phone's fault, because it isn't. Prolonged exposure to just about anything can cause the same health problems that studies say cell phones cause. So use your head. If your ear hurts after a long conversation, turn down the volume or have shorter conversations. Don't automatically assume the phone caused it. Its just like headphones without padding. If the cell gets warm, that's just meaning the battery's gotten a lot of use. same concept applies in your car. You aren't going to throw the car or car battery away.... no... so don't do it with your cell phone. Don't read into everything you hear online. take your concerns to your phone provider. They will set you streight.
@xenobane (205)
• Canada
3 Mar 10
Cellphone is a good communications device, but like other devices, overuse it can cause many problems. Using it in short intervals will not be a problem, but making it your habit and we'll start to see problems arise from your body. We just need to remember that we got better things to do than talking on cells, and there are better alternatives than texting on those tiny screens. Use it to suit you need, but don't become a slave to it.