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Mobile phone safety
Member Name: Kells
Mobile phone safety
Date: 09/12/00, updated on 09/12/00 (253 review reads)
Advantages: with some useful research we will be able to make our own decisions on using mobiles
Disadvantages: cause so many accidents
Mobile phone safety must be one of the most controversial issues in our present day, closely followed by the state train safety seems to be in at the moment. The mobile phone economy had rapidly grown over the last couple of years, and now most people have a mobile; if they haven’t it is usually due to age rather than not being able to get one, as shops store them to the roofs. Due to their popularity they can be purchased from as little as 20 pounds up to a staggering 200 pounds. Is it the price and availability that is encouraging everyone to use such a device that may be fatal to our health?
I will admit that I am constantly using my mobile but the recent health scares are starting to make me wonder. They can be VERY useful with breakdowns and other emergencies, as well as with communication over a distance as sending a text message can often be cheaper than using your landline. However by using our mobiles we are being told by scientists that we are exposing our brains to harmful radiation. This is especially harmful to young children. To reduce this risk we have all been advised to use hands-free kits, which means there should be less of a direct link between your brain and your phone. But there also has been some advice saying this makes the problems worse. With this kind of disagreement what advice are we meant to listen to?
Of course there is also the secondary consequences of using a mobile. The most distinct is car accidents caused by lack of concentration as the people have been talking on mobiles at the time. In the future with such a quick growth in this trade people will have to try and weigh up the advantages and disadvantages before deciding if using a mobile phone is worthwhile; hopefully research done by scientists will also progress and we will be presented with some useful guidelines rather than the muddled ones we have been faced with so far.