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What are the good and bad things about cell phones?

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Jessica Garcia

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Transcript of What are the good and bad things about cell phones?

Pros about having a cell phone
Safety: it's reassuring to know you can call for help, no matter where you are or what you are doing. 
Convenience: Cell phones allow you to communicate changes in plans, if you're running late, etc. 
Communication: Texting enables you to communicate to several people at a time
Camera: Most mobile phones have a camera enabling you to capture life-moments, when in the past you had to rely on memory alone.
Entertainment: With games to play, you might never be bored again.
Music: Several phone are designed as an mp3 player without the additional cost of a second gadget.


Continued: Pros about cell phones
Communication Convenience: Mobile Phone is the best way to communicate. We can stay in touch with our loved ones anywhere, anytime, just because of mobile phones. All thanks to their small size, lightweight, that make them portable.

Entertainment: Life is nothing less than a hell without any entertainment in it. Thanks to mobile phones that let us entertain while on the go. The mobile phones getting launched nowadays, come with super impressive features related to entertainment.  Mobile manufacturers know it pretty well that entertainment is demand of today. This is the reason why mobile phones are nothing less than a complete portable entertainment devices.

Useful in Studies and Business: Mobile phones are quite useful in studies and business. In both fields, the mobile phone has become like compulsory gadget. Students can access Internet on their mobile phones while on the go, and thus can get knowledge of any topic they wish to. The business persons can keep updated with the markets up and downs, can stay in touch with their employees and clients.

Work as Boon in Emergencies: Just consider any emergency situation in which you want to talk to your friend, relative or anyone else? Mobile Phone is what works as boon in such situations. You might have faced any emergency situation in which mobile phone helped you, have you? Whether you have faced it or not, it’s quite easy to understand the role of mobile phones in emergencies. Boon is what we can call the mobile phones in such situations, right?


Cons about having cell phones
Too many people drive recklessly while using their phones
Trip over curbs, walking into street signs, even moving traffic
People more likely to call or text their friends on a daily basis than talk face to face. Example: Listen to other people's conversations in line at the grocery store, waiting rooms, etc
Loss of imagination: With a cell phone in hand, people are never bored again. So much is learned when the only thing you have left is your imagination…or a good book.
Sleep deprivation: If their phone isn't cut off or silenced at night, sleep could be interrupted at all hours. 
Sexting: Many people, especially tweens and teens, have sexted once in their life. They may send and receive sexual pictures or texts.
Texting and driving: We've all seen people swerve and jerk their car over the line, only to see a cell phone in their hand
Bullying: Friends today don't mean friends always. Cellphones can be a tool of bullying

Health Risks
The average human head weighs 10 pounds in a neutral position -- when your ears are over your shoulders. For every inch you tilt your head forward, the pressure on your spine doubles. So if you're looking at a smartphone in your lap, your neck is holding up what feels like 20 or 30 pounds.
Cell phones use transmitting radio waves through a series of base stations where radio frequency waves are electromagnetic fields that cannot break chemical bonds or cause ionization in the human body.
Although cell phones are considered to be low-powered radio frequency transmitters, your handset transmits power when it is on, and therefore it is important to increase your distance from the handset to reduce radio frequency exposure
Cell phones should keep a minimum distance of 20 centimeters from their handset to significantly reduce radiation exposure. Adults and especially children can suffer the long-term effects of radiation waves on the brain.

What are the good and bad things about cell phones?
By Jessica Garcia

Health Risks
CNN Explains: Cell Phones and Radiation
Facts and Statistics
77% of teens own cell phones
35% of adults own smartphones
38% of cell phone owners use it during commercials
13% of cell phone users say they have used their phones to avoid interacting with people


Continued: Cell Phones and Health Risks
Increases Stress Levels: The high frequency of cell phone use can have negative effects on our stress levels. The constant ringing, vibrating alerts, and reminders can put a cell phone user on edge..
Negatively Affects Emotions: the presence of cell phones can interfere with human relationships, an effect that is most clear when individuals are discussing personally meaningful topics
 Increases Risk Of Illnesses In Your Immune System: The touching of your phone can harbor germs on your handset. The greasy, oily residue you may see on your cellphone after a day's use can contain more disease-prone germs than those found on a toilet seat
Increases risk of chronic pain: Responding to messages at rapid speed can cause pain and inflammation of your joints.
"Long periods of cell phone use cause you to arch your neck and hold your body in a strange posture. This can lead to back pain
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