Mobile phones may be considered potentially dangerous in a few ways. First, they are a device that both sends and receives high-frequency radio waves. Second, these devices have batteries in them that may be unstable in extreme heat or in certain circumstances where a battery or other part is defective. It should be noted that these occurrences are extremely rare.
The jury is still out on whether or not mobile phones are actually dangerous to our health. While the short term risks are extremely low or non existent, the fact that mobile phones have been used by millions in the last decade, the moderate length and long term risks are still unproven. Here are some arguments for and against mobile phone safety according to facts that the BBC printed in November 2004.
Arguments Supporting the Belief That Mobile Phones are Dangerous
There are a few arguments that support the theory that mobile phones are dangerous to the user's health
While the evidence is still not clear, it is possible that using a mobile phone on a regular basis can increase the susceptibility to brain tumors or brain cancer by 2.5 times.
Mobile phones operate using magnetic fields. Studies based on research in the past have shown that in certain circumstances, magnetic fields can affect living cells.
Those that spend long periods of time talking on a mobile phone have mentioned fatigue, a loss of concentration and sometimes headaches.
It is possible that radio waves that are given off by mobile phones can heat up and damage tissue.
Arguments Supporting the Belief That Mobile Phones are Safe
Radio waves emitted when a mobile phone is used are not hot enough to affect or damage near by tissue.
Regarding brain tumor incidence, researchers admit that the evidence still is not clear as to whether tumors or cancer are directly related to mobile phone use.
Factors regarding loss of concentration, fatigue or headaches are likely false, since they can not be replicated in the laboratory
Magnetic fields emitted by a mobile phone are extremely small and not likely to affect living cells in harmful ways.