Health Problems related to prolonged mobile phone use

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GCSE GCSE ICT Mind Map on Health Problems related to prolonged mobile phone use, created by newtonj05 on 05/13/2013.

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1 Cancer
1.1 There is no conclusive link between the two
1.2 people are concerned that the radiation emitted by phones is causing cancer and various types of tumors.
2 Infertility
2.1 One study last year showed that males who kept their cell phones turned on while the phones were in their front pockets were likely to be reducing the quality of their sperm and therefore affecting their fertility.
2.2 The study turned out to be fairly inconclusive in terms of the long-ranging effect of cell phones on fertility but it certainly was a cause for concern for a lot of guys!
3 Cell Phone Elbow
3.1 mobile phones are accused of causing is cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition known more widely as “cell phone elbow“.
3.2 Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, it is apparently caused by the frequent and repetitive use of the cell phone. It is said that the frequent bending of your elbow to hold your mobile phone to your ear can affect a nerve in your arm that leads to tingling sensations and reduced use of your hands
3.3 Less frequent use of your phone, use of your phone’s speaker or a hands-free talking device and switching of your hands when talking on the phone are all ways to combat this rising problem if indeed it really exists.
4 Sleep Disorders
4.1 A recent study showed that those people who use their mobile phones shortly before going to bed will have a harder time unwinding and falling asleep than those people who put their phones away earlier in the day.
4.2 A common problem found in people, particularly in teenagers, is that those people who leave their phones on at night will be regularly woken up by calls and texts which interrupts sleep and can cause a number of health problems. The solution to this one is pretty easy, though: turn off your phone at night!
5 Premature Aging
5.1 We haven’t heard much about this one in a long time but just a few short years ago there was a big scare that made people worried about the thought that using mobile phones might cause wrinkles and other signs of premature aging.
6 Mental Health Problems
6.1 Some people have reported a number of different symptoms that indicate that mobile phones could be increasing our mental health problems.
6.2 Decreased attention span, increased anxiety and memory loss are all problems that have been associated with increased mobile phone use. Few of these problems have been proven to actually be linked with mobile phone use though.

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