Health Ethics Paper
Health For Living
Cell Phones=Brain Cancer Over the last decade, cell phones have become increasingly popular and are only going to become more popular as the years go on. Due to this rise in popularity, the question and worry of whether cell phones cause brain cancer has become more problematic. Most of the websites I researched gave good reasons regarding the possibility of them causing brain cancer, while the other website gave good reasons as to why they do not. Both of them provided liable information that stood by their opinion which makes it hard to believe what is true. The question ‘Do cell phones cause brain cancer?’ is still a question that cannot be answered to this day. However, the information I will reveal in this paper will help you decide what your opinion is on the topic. In the website “Cells Phones and Cancer Risk,” that was provided by the National Cancer Institute, went through both the ideas of cell phones being a risk and cell phones not being a risk. The website started out with a few fun facts, some of which I stated in the above paragraph, but basically stated that the number of cell phone users has increased rapidly. In so much, there were nearly 303 million subscribers to cell phones in 2010, which is more than the entire U.S. population. Also, the number of cell phone calls, the length of each call, and the amount of time people use cell phones have increased.
One of the main reason cell phones might have the potential to harm us human beings are because of a form of electromagnetic radiation called radiofrequency energy. Electromagnetic radiation can be categorized in two types: ionizing and non-ionizing (National Cancer Institute). Here is why this is a problem, exposure to ionizing radiation is known to increase the risk of cancer. However, in regards to non-ionizing radiation, like microwaves and ovens, there is currently no evidence that relates non-ionizing radiation to a risk
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