There are certain harmful health effects, which might be caused by the immoderate use of cell phones.
According to modern researches, the most menacing problem is connection between cell phones and
cancer. Even though the data remains controversial, most scientists agree that there is a certain threat
from using cell phones too much. It is reported, that people who talk on the phone for several hours a
day are 50% more likely to develop brain cancer. The reason for this is the radio waves produced by
mobile phones. It is calculated, that every minute the human brain receives about 220 electromagnetic
impulses, which are not necessarily harmful, but which definitely affect the brain in cases of
prolonged impact. Recent studies report two types of brain cancer may occur – glioma and acoustic
neuroma. Apart from cancer risk, mobile phones influence our nervous system
They may cause headaches, decreased attention, shortness of temper, sleep disorders and depression,
mostly among teenagers. Radio waves are not the only reason for such symptoms. It is the sad reality,
that nowadays many people, especially youth, experience lack of human contact, and they try to
compensate it by mobile-phone communication, which is not an adequate substitute for personal
intercourse. Adolescence is not an easy period of life, and at that time a young person is especially
vulnerable. In cases of excessive mobile phone use there is a possibility of becoming addicted to the
phone; the real world seems to fade in comparison with hours-long chats and hundreds of messages.
These aspects cause psychological problems, as people start to feel uncomfortable in face-to-face
There are also other effects that should be mentioned. There is certain risk for pregnant women and
their children, so they are strongly recommended to reduce usage of cell phones. Some studies provide
information about harmful effects of cell phones on the male reproductive system, so men should not
carry phones in the pockets of their trousers.
Most research reports that texting and playing games on mobile phones is also harmful for eyes.
Regarding games it also worth mentioning, that sometimes they cause irritability and aggressiveness,
especially among children and teenagers.