Health Problems related to
prolonged mobile phone use
1.1 There is no conclusive link between the
1.2 people are concerned that the
radiation emitted by phones is causing
cancer and various types of tumors.
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
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
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
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.