Cell Phone Radiation Exposure On The Human Body Essay

794 Words Aug 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
It lies on your bedside table all night and is the first thing you reach for after waking up in the morning. Apart from being a portable communication device, it is your MP3 player, camera, calculator, stop watch, alarm clock; in fact this device has every thing you need encased in its tiny body. Cell phones may have eased our lives considerably but like every modern invention, they come with their own pros and cons.
In March 2009, a research article was published in the journal Pathophysiology based on the reports of scientists from six different countries who had examined the consequences of cell phone radiation exposure on the human body. It was concluded from findings of the report that our safety measures are inadequate and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to cell phones. Dr. Lennart Hardell, an oncologist who worked on the report found that the risk of malignant brain tumor increased for people who began using cell phones before the age of twenty.
In addition to this, prolonged exposure to microwave radiation has been found to be the cause of short term memory and concentration, sleep disruption, headache and dizziness, fatigue, skin rashes and cardiac functions. Doctors have claimed that people are more prone to develop brain tumors on those sides of the head which are around the ear used for cell phone communication.

The sad fact is that the world is divided over the issue. In response to the Pathophysiology report, Health Canada asserted…

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