In schools, hospitals, workplace, family functions, friends’ get-together, all you can hear is your mother complaining about you for over-using mobile phones. We never listen to anyone unless it is scientifically proved. It’s time to reveal the research data! EEG (Electroencephalogram) is a measurement that helps in detecting brain cells communicating via electrical impulses.
- Researchers from Netherland found the change in brain activity when 31 healthy females were exposed to a 3G mobile phone for 15 minutes.Imagine how our brain can even handle 60 minutes of usage in 4G phones!
- In 2010, U.S. study found that pulsed radiation from ordinary mobile phone use can trigger human brain evoked potentials (EPS).
- In 2011, an Australian study showed how 2G and 3G exposure affects human cognitive functions. In 2013, they found that GSM-like Radio Frequency radiation can alter brain EEG.
- In 2013, Italian mobile phone study also found and demonstrated significant changes in brain activity after 45 minutes of exposure to GSM mobile phone.
Here is the health risk accompanied by the usage of cell phones.
Are we noticing an increase in a number of brain cancer cases in India? Yes, we do. Radiation waves affect your brain and cause tumour cells to occur. There is a research that suggests that those who hold phones next to their ears or face or in their pockets for a long time are at high risk of having cancer.
A smartphone is a two-way microwave radio with intermittent and destabilizing pulses. The weak and variable microwave radiation from cell phones and tablets disrupt DNA without breaking the molecular bonds, weakening the brain’s protective barrier, release highly reactive and damaging free radicals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phone radiation as a possible human carcinogen due to an increased risk of brain cancer. Both a long-term user and a short-term heavy user are at high risk of developing cancerous cells. What makes it a nightmare? Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation, from their antennas. Tissues nearest to the antenna can absorb this energy and affect brain activities.
There is another debate on radiofrequency energy might affect glucose metabolism. One study shows that the tissues present near the cell phone is affected, whereas another study shows that the part of the brain where the mobile phone was placed is affected. Though the result of every study differs, the radiation from mobile phones might cause brain cancer!