Cell Phones Are The World 's Most Popular Mobile Device Used By Americans Today

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Cellular phones are the world’s most popular mobile device used by Americans today. In addition, cell phones are distracting, cause benign tumors and cancer, are used for cyber bullying, spread germs, and viruses, and are highly addictive. Indeed, billions of people all over the world use cell phones. Many people do not realize how dangerous cell phones really are. According to a nationwide study done by Ohio State University, more than 1,500 pedestrians were estimated to be treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for injuries related to using a cell phone while walking. The number of injuries has more than doubled since 2005. Likewise, the study found that young pedestrians aged sixteen to twenty-five were most likely to be injured talking and texting on their phones (Grabmeier). Jack Nasar, co-author of the study and professor of city and regional planning at The Ohio State University, stated, “If current trends continue, I wouldn’t be surprised if the number of injuries to pedestrians caused by cell phones doubles again between 2010 and 2015”(Grabmeier). Furthermore, as more people get cell phones and spend more time using them, the number of injuries will increase. Not to mention, when people are on their cell phones the number of times a participant looks right or left decreases by 20% and the risk of getting hit increases to 43% (Lazaros). Granted, people are not only talking and texting while walking, but also being perturbed by social media and playing games, too.…

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