Cellular Country: Are Cell  Phones Good or Bad?   The Possible Health Effects of           Cell Phones
Purpose of the Study• To know the possible health effects caused by  using cell phones• To know if cell phones cause cance...
Energy from cell phones• Radio frequency energy.• Non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation.• Heat that may damage the body.
Can RF energy cause cancer?• Biological effects caused by RF energy are a result from the heating  of body tissue• The eff...
•This graph showsthat the number ofcell phone users hasdramaticallyincreased fromvirtually zero users in1985 to 110 millio...
Factors that affect the level     of exposure to RF energy•   Number of times of calls•   Length of calls•   Cell phone tr...
Sources of RF Energy• Environmental Sources   - broadcast antennas, medical devices, WiFi• Occupational Sources  - radar i...
Does RF energy affect   children more than adults?•Children have thinner skulls and developing nervoussystems.• If RF ener...
FDA Recommendations• Limit use of cell phones• Use hands-free headsets• Put cell phones far from your brain
S ou r ces• www.willthomas.net• National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet• http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-  phone-ra...
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Cellular Country Review: Are Cell Phones Bad?

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Hailed as the most significant gadget these days, there's still more to find out on cell phones. Considered as an all-encompassing tool, the cell phone has it all. Used for communication, connecting to people all around the globe is no longer impossible. An indispensable tool for people especially to those who are who on the go, the cell phone is now a necessity.

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Cellular Country Review: Are Cell Phones Bad?

  1. 1. Cellular Country: Are Cell Phones Good or Bad? The Possible Health Effects of Cell Phones
  2. 2. Purpose of the Study• To know the possible health effects caused by using cell phones• To know if cell phones cause cancer?• To answer if the risk of negative health effects from cell phones greater if you live closer to a tower?• To compare the risk of negative health effects from cell phones in children and adults
  3. 3. Energy from cell phones• Radio frequency energy.• Non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation.• Heat that may damage the body.
  4. 4. Can RF energy cause cancer?• Biological effects caused by RF energy are a result from the heating of body tissue• The effects are often referred to as "thermal" effects• It has been known for many years that exposure to very high levels of RF radiation can be harmful due to the ability of RF energy to heat biological tissue rapidly (the principle by which microwave ovens cook food)• Tissue damage and cancer growth in humans could occur during exposure to high RF levels because of the bodys inability to cope with or dissipate the excessive heat that could be generated• At relatively low levels of exposure to RF radiation (levels lower than those that would produce significant heating, which are what cell phones emit) the evidence for production of harmful biological effects is ambiguous and unproven
  5. 5. •This graph showsthat the number ofcell phone users hasdramaticallyincreased fromvirtually zero users in1985 to 110 millionusers in 2001.Therefore, if RFenergy truly doesyield harmful effectsto humans, morepeople are going tobe affected.
  6. 6. Factors that affect the level of exposure to RF energy• Number of times of calls• Length of calls• Cell phone traffic• Distance from nearest cell phone tower• Size of the phone/antenna
  7. 7. Sources of RF Energy• Environmental Sources - broadcast antennas, medical devices, WiFi• Occupational Sources - radar installations• Personal Devices - cordless telephones, mobile phones/cell phones, bluetooth
  8. 8. Does RF energy affect children more than adults?•Children have thinner skulls and developing nervoussystems.• If RF energy does cause cancer, children would be at ahigher risk than adults.
  9. 9. FDA Recommendations• Limit use of cell phones• Use hands-free headsets• Put cell phones far from your brain
  10. 10. S ou r ces• www.willthomas.net• National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet• http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell- phone-radiation.htm• http://www.fcc.gov/

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