Cell Phones And Its Effects On Society Essay

1187 Words Oct 19th, 2016 5 Pages
When the word cellphone is heard, most people think terms like vital, revolutionary, in-touch, and social. Very few take into consideration the damages it tolls on modern living, especially to young adults. As per the American Trends Panel two out of three Americans own a smartphone. That is nearly 64 percent of the entire United States population, and to take into consideration 15 percent of the population are senior citizens and another 6.6 percent are under the age of 11. While cell phones have been extremely vital to society, too much of a good thing is always a bad thing. 85 percent of young adults are cell phone users. Unknowingly or one might say uncaringly cell phones are effecting their health, education, driving awareness, and lastly their quality of life. Cell phones pose a health risk in quite a few ways. One major health concern when it comes to mobile devices are the germs and bacteria. A toilet seat is usually deemed dirty, unsanitary, and not an object that would be kept close by. A recent study from the U.K. found that A typical cell phone has approximately 25,000 germs per square inch compared to a toilet seat, which has approximately 1,200 germs per square inch. Many young adults are attached to mobile devices, unknowingly this is puts an increased load on an already hardworking immune system. Another highly concerning health factor is the increased stress that smart phones produce. From the endless chirping of countless mobile devices, to the mini…

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