Do you use Mobile phones?

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@taztheone (1726)
India
September 5, 2009 11:14am CST
Mobile phones have became a necessity these days & we use it for convenience, but many avoid using cell phones because of its health hazards. Do you know the health issues associated with mobile phones? A WHO study reveled that mobile phones considerably increases the chances of Getting Brain Tumor & cancer . Because the The electromagnetic radiation from cell phones does have a potential link to cancer. Moreover Younger children & pregnant women gets affected easily by cell phones. It Increases Blood pressure & Headaches, Heating Effects, Fatigue Extensive or continuous talk on cell phone can cause Memory loss. But still there is nothing more like the convince that mobiles gives us, but sometimes you might have to pay a higher fees for the same!! As a matter of fact I do use call phones no matter whatever So Do you prefer using cell phones?
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@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Hello my friend Unfortunately I do use it more than anything else, I heard about the radiation but never knew about your blood pressure and the other things you mention geez this really stinks, I don't use my phone as much as I used to but I must admit I put in countless hours on my phone,my daughter text more than anything else on her phone, maybe I should really get a house phone this way I will limit my time on the cell considerably Thanks for reminding us of the dangers we face using our cell phones
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Hi dear friend, it was nice to see your response. By the way you can reduce the effects by using a headset. You can check out some safety tips from this discussion Have a nice time
@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Hello my friend You know my intentions was to mention the headset but it got lost in translation I have used headsets in the past I went more without unfortunately, my boss was the type that always had his phone glued to his ear I told him to get a headset and he did not sure if he still uses it but I explained to him the dangers he may face without it, he really needed to use one I think they may have been invented for him that is how much he stayed on his phone Great post my friend, thanks.
@Sreekala (32783)
• India
7 Sep 09
Hi taztheone, Mobile phones are so popular and considered it as an essential one in our day to day life. Many are aware about the problems by using a mobile phone but I don’t think anybody is concerned and reducing the use of mobile phone. I have seen that many people are talking long hours through mobile. I have been using a mobile phone for the last one and a half years only that also for emergency purpose. I am depending more on Land phone than mobile.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
7 Sep 09
Hey, Its really really nice to see your response.Ya people do talk because many are not aware about the consequences & some even though aware does not care because talking on the phone is given more priority. Since the effects are not immediate, no body will understand things faster. Also If you talk for long, you might have noticed, the area around your ear will get heated & this will cause tissue damage & after some time, this will result in reduced hearing effects. But you can always use a headset to be on the safer side Happy Lotting
@tcty2008 (10)
• Hong Kong
6 Sep 09
Personally, I really prefere use of mobile phones, since its release twenty some years ago.I just dont feel easy when I dont carry mobile phones around me. Now I have about 3 mobile phones around me all the time. Since there are many calls that I need to receive. I have heard there are indeed some linkage against the use of Mobile phone to tumor and cancer. But I belive there are some people who are more sensitive to mobile radio wave frequencies and therefore they develop tumors or cancer. Nowadays I do sometimes use less mobile phone whilst i am at work or at home.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
7 Sep 09
That was really nice to hear. After all prevention is better than cure rigtht! Happy Lotting
@vira109 (36)
• China
6 Sep 09
of course i use mobile phones. i've left my family for another city to work, and my mother will call me almost everyday. although sometimes i will annoy it, but i still thanks the mobile phone for transforing the love between me and my mom.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Even I stay away from my family hence mobiles play a great part in keeping in touch
@vaishalik (237)
• India
6 Sep 09
Yes, i use mobile. Now adays everyone has his own mobile, no matter if he is poor or child or oldman. But we must use as a need & not as a toy. Also we must keep it away from our body, as some ladies keep it in their purses, when it is not used. It must be used in emergency only. So that we can avoid its bad effects & use it wisely as it is necessity also as you have said.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Right from the barber & chaiwala to Bill gates, every one has a mobile. Since the side effects are not immediate, many of us over sees it & forgets to take precautions. However prevention is better than cure so taking preventive measure can do some good to you for sure.
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
I have heard that news a year ago. It did not stop me from using cellphone. I really love to use cellphone because it is very handy and the thought that you can call anyone with just a push of a button just amazed me. I know that this technology have great intention, but we must not ignore the fact that this innovation have a great health risk. I know that over use of this cellphone can lead to cancer. But I still prefer to use it. Why is that so? I can't help but wonder why people around almost everyone knows how to use a cellphone and do they even know the effects of the radiation the cellphone have them expose of. I truly care about my health. By this time I'll have to lessen the use of my cellphone. Thanks for this news my friend. I really appreciate it.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
By smoking & drinking you can get multiple health problems including cancer, but people still use all those. Why?this is because rather than being scared of the problems, people tend to use what they like the most. Since cellphones have a great lot of advantages,people really don't care about harmful effects.
@gelibean (159)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I have a cell phone and I am on it constantly but not to make phone calls. I use my cell mostly for text messaging and picture messaging only because the people I talk are on a different schedule than I am so sometimes when i'm available to talk they aren't so we end up texting.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Ya texting is a nice way to stay in touch. I many at-times, rather than calling up my friend to say good night, I simply msg them saying goodnight, which I think is better
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
yes, i do. every other person here in the philippines, has in fact, one. even the low-income people own it, househelpers, construction workers, fishermen. i use it for convenience, expediency and emergency.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
That's nice to hear. Infact some people use more than 2 mobiles, If they where businessmen, then I could understand, but even normal people!. The more the best or what
• Northern Mariana Islands
5 Sep 09
yeah... i use a mobile phone.... its nice to send messages to people...
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Sending text messages is something that can be interesting because when I was in college & even now, I used to send messages for the whole night. After all there is a difference between sending message & giving a call. So some prefer SMS over call.
@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
5 Sep 09
these things or problems occurs to those people who are bugs of mobile conversation like my sister. the people talk hours on the mobile while developing the diseases due to radiations. so, the time really matters, i do not use mobiles much but only when neeeded very urgently. so i am a bit safe than the others who spent hours and hours of talk.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
I think if you really want to have a long conversation over the phone, the always prefer using a headset, which will help you a lot in preventing the harmful effects.
@vandana7 (72390)
• India
5 Sep 09
I have a very poor memory! And I dont use mobile phones. How come? Yeah they are undeniably very convenient. As I mentioned under another post, mobile phones will undergo slight changes in shapes to accommodate larger TV screen, and bigger size numbers. On the whole it will replace both television, and Internet, apart from serving as telephone of course. :) Like it not, u r stuck with it. :) Happy mylotting.:)
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Well since there are laptops & you might be aware of new pocket laptops, so use of mobiles for internet & TV can reduce a little bit , but still people prefer a phone with all the facility including internet. There is nothing more like it, however we must remember its harmful side & take precautions. Please see discussion for where I've mentioned some tips to reduce the consequences.
• India
5 Sep 09
Helo, though mobile phone were not heard of some years back, they have come to stay. Though I have two home phones I prefer to use the mobile. It is very convenient to keep in contavt when you are away from home. Yes it has its own risks. But if we make a cautious use I feel we can avoid the ill effects. Every thing has good as well bad sides attached. Is it not? Have a nice day
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Say 10 years back I hardly heard about cell phones & they where too expensive & also the call rates where unimaginably high, charging you for incoming calls also. Now the situation has changed & it has became a necessity. You can take some precautions mentioned in this discussion.
• United States
5 Sep 09
this is horrible i'm on my cell phone like way too much and so is my mom. and i think thats what caused her memory lost maybe i don't know but thank you i'm going to look up more about this issue because it kind of scares me because i heard the same thing about lap tops on top of men lap it does something to their gen...you know. and at one point in my life we didn't even have a house phone my mom figured it to be worthless since she paid for everyone cell in case of emergencies and then no one used the house phone anymore. so i might leave some of phone conversations short but thats going to me extremeley hard maybe if i put it on speaker would that lessen my chances? i don't know. and before i read this i perfered using a cell phone yes.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
As a matter of fact many attimes its not possible to live with out cell phones so there are some safety Tips which you can follow to minimize the side effects. 1)Cell phones should not be used for long conversations. 2)A small chip-like cell phone microwave radiation protection device is available, which has the ability to absorb electromagnetic energy waves from your mobile phone. It helps in reducing the potential harmful effects of these emissions to the human body. Some times some new phones are already installed with this device, but not all. 3) Hands-free devices or headsets cut exposure by keeping it away from the head and body, especially your ears as heat can affect it a lot. 4) Mobile phones should not be used in Intensive Care Units of hospitals as they can pose a danger to patients by interfering with the working of pacemakers and defibrillators. Even though these are some tips, the rest is up to us how to handle the situation, because for most of us mobile phones are a part of our lives
@abanerji (1026)
• India
5 Sep 09
i use mobile and i think i use it all day along from the time i wake up till i go to sleep. i even sleep with my mobile under my pillow. only when i am very disturbed and don't feel like talking to anybody i switch off my mobile but then the list of missed calls is too long when i switch it on... i get a huge cell phone bill too but can't help it... it has become a habit and i have to amnage it...
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Well even though not that much, but this is the case with my girlfriend. She even sleeps with her mobile in her hand.
• China
5 Sep 09
There is no doubt that cell phone brings convenience to us,especially for someone who is far away from home.Nowadays phone has become one part of our life,such as sending messages to friends,making calls,surfing on the Internet, reading news and so on.Mobile phones bring not only convenience,but also colorful life.i prefer using my phone. But just as you said,cell phone also effect users' health to a certain extent.so no matter how i prefer using my mobile phone,i keep using it in a certain time every day.And close my phone when i sleep for a sake of reducing of electromagnetic.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
5 Sep 09
I completely agree with you that mobile phones does brings you great convenience so that the health hazards can be over looked . However if you use it wisely, these health issues won't affect you much.
@adam1980 (517)
5 Sep 09
i do have a mobile phone although i dont use it to make many calls as we have a home phone which i use the most so only use my mobile when i am out
@taztheone (1726)
• India
6 Sep 09
Its true that call phones helped us a lot to stay in touch even if we are outside the home
@rosekiss (30308)
• Eugene, Oregon
9 Sep 09
I do use a moble phone. I don't have a landline so a cell hone is the only way I can communicate with my family. My daughter lives in another state, so we text for quite awhile everyday. Since we are both with Verizon and have unlimited text messaging, so we have decided to use it only recently. At least with texting, we don't have the phone up to our ear. I do enjoy texting as we both have keyboards which makes it easier to text. Take care, and happpy mylotting.
• United States
8 Sep 09
Hmmm I must try to remember to look into that, oh I use my cell a lot and I can say my memory is really bad, but I think some of it is from the fact that all I have to do is push a button and my phone calls who ever. I used to have to remember phone numbers to everyone's phones and I think that with out that my brain is getting a lack of mental exercise.
• India
7 Sep 09
mobile phones have become a necessity to use.so knowing of the diseases we have to use a mobile.the diseases that i know is depression,cancer&tumor.
• India
6 Sep 09
i have sony ericson mobile phone. my parents gave it to me when i was in hostel [to get connected].i dont make call by it i only give the mi call to y parents and then they call me.