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Cell Phones

By | October 2012
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Cell Phones Cause Cancer

Cell phones have become the ultimate accessory. The use of cell phones has increased at an incredible rate. Everyone seems to have the latest and advanced cell phone. As of 2010, there were more than 303 million subscribers to cell phone service in the United States. While cell phones have had a great effect on the way we live, but users fail to look at the harm from cell phone usage. During the course of the years questions have arisen about the safety of cell phones. Cell phones are known to give off electromagnetic radiation. This essay will open up the dangers, if any, of cell phone practice. You may ask what electromagnetic radiation is. Cell phones communicate with nearby cell towers through electromagnetic radiation waves, a form of energy located on the electromagnetic spectrum between FM radio waves and microwaves. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a form of energy similar to that used to cook food in a microwave. Electromagnetic radiation uses waves to travel through the atmosphere. EMR has electric and magnetic fields that surround devices such as cell phones, laptops, and various other electronic equipment. Electromagnetic radiation is classified according to the frequency of its wave which varies from non- ionizing (radio waves and microwaves,) to ionizing (X-rays and gamma rays). Radiofrequency energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation carries energy - sometimes called radiant energy - and momentum that may be imparted to matter with which it interacts, through absorption of electromagnetic radiation. Cell phones use low frequency radio waves; however scientists are investigating if these ionizing waves could potentially, over time, cause cancer. The question remains how much EMR our brain absorbs when talking on the cell phone. The only known effect of radiofrequency energy is heating. The ability of microwave ovens to heat food is one example of this effect of radiofrequency...

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