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Mobile technology linked to cancer and health problems in new study

This scientific research has also connected the devices to skin irritation, headache, and fatigue.

According to the findings of a new study that was published in the Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine journal, the radio frequency radiation that is emitted by wireless and mobile technology is linked to certain kinds of cancers and other health risks.

This study adds a considerable piece of evidence to claims that have long been made about cell phone risks.

Until now, there have been a few studies that have suggested that mobile technology is not linked to cancer, and there have been a few that have indeed linked the two. This has meant that stating that cell phone use can cause cancer was considered to be speculation, until now. This latest research has contributed a significant component to the argument that there are health risks associated with the radiation from mobile tech.

The scientists in the study claimed that mobile technology radiation can cause metabolic imbalances.

Mobile Technology - Cancer StudyThese imbalances to the metabolism that result from proximity and/or use of mobile devices and other wireless gadgets, are what is linked to the development of cancer as well as neurodegenerative diseases, skin rashes, headaches, and other issues.

The researchers stated that the radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure leads to oxidative stress that can cause more minor irritations such as skin problems, fatigue, headache, and others, or more severe medical problems such as cancers. This was determined to be a risk when the mobile device or devices are used for long periods of time.

The research was conducted by a team at the National University for Food Technologies of Ukraine. Study co-author and researcher, Igor Yakymenko, examined living cells and the impact of low-intensity RFR on cellular metabolism. He explained that “These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health,” adding that “ROS are often produced in cells due to aggressive environments, and can also be provoked by ordinary wireless radiation.”

The study suggested that mobile technology owners take a more precautionary approach to their device use.

Are mobile devices talking the talk anymore? Not really!

A recent study has shown that smartphone users are far more likely to text than make and receive calls.

Mobile Commerce Press has conducted a study that has revealed that when it comes to the use of mobile devices for communication, people aren’t using their smartphones to talk anymore, but are much more likely to send and receive text messages.

The smartphone usage trend study was conducted with the participation of North American smartphone owners.

The survey held by Mobile Commerce Press about communication using mobile devices showed that the vast majority of people are using texting far more than calls in order to reach friends and family. When asked “What percentage do you use your phone for texting vs. talking?”, the responses were as follows:

• 50 percent of the respondents said that they text 80 percent of the time and talk for the remaining 20 percent.
• 22.9 percent of participants said that they talked and texted about the same amount.
• 12.9 percent of the people who voted in the survey said that they couldn’t remember the last time they actually talked on their mobile devices.
• 11.4 percent said that they talked 80 percent of the time and texted 20 percent of the time.
• 1.4 percent, each, said that they used their cell phones exclusively for talk, or used the internet more than talking or texting.

While mobile devices do seem to be used for much more than just talking, this may not necessarily be good news.

Mobile Devices - TextingSocial and medical research studies are consistently saying that the increase in the use of smartphones for texting, surfing the web, checking email, tweeting, posting on Facebook, and taking pictures, as opposed to actually speaking with friends, family, and businesses, has its drawbacks. This body of evidence is continuing to grow and is suggesting that there are a number of social and communication disadvantages linked with a reduction in spoken communication instead of text based discussions.

There are a large number of benefits that are associated with talking with another person over a smartphone instead of sending a text. They include:

• Aside from dropping a quick line to which a response is not necessary, a verbal conversation is nearly always faster than one held over text, even among those who can type on a smartphone faster than the eye can see.
• Talking will almost always communicate a clearer message than texting. Ambiguity is considerably lower when tone of voice is taken into consideration.
• Chatting is far more personal and friendly than a texting, which is usually task-focused.
• Talking doesn’t require your eyes to have to stare at yet another screen.
• Conversations with depth. When you’re sending texts, you won’t receive half of the details and depth that you’d enjoy in a friendly chit-chat.

Of course, even with all of these advantages set aside, possibly one of the best advantages that talk has over text on mobile devices is the fact that auto-correct can keep its bizarre contributions to itself!