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Cell Phone Usage and the Danger to Our Neurological Health

by Tanya Thomas on November 18, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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Cell Phone Usage and the Danger to Our Neurological Health

A recent study has cautioned against excessive cell phone usage and undue 'technological advancement' that could pose a risk to people's neurological health, although the link between cell phones and brain tumor still remains unclear and inconclusive.

Recent studies have shown that cell phones increase the risk of developing a brain tumor.

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Now, taking examples from real-life scenarios, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons has warned that cell phones can cause risks to people's neurological health.

Amongst their many illustrations was the example of a 50-year-old female who had suffered nerve damage owing to extensive cell phone usage and was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy after complaining pain in her fingers and arm while holding her cell phone.
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Other examples included instances such as that of a 16-year-old boy who suffered a concussion because he was texting as he walked into a telephone pole, a 29-year-old male who was talking on his cell phone while on an escalator, fell backwards, and lacerated his head.

Also, the experts further revealed that drivers distracted by cell phones were four times more likely to be in a motor vehicle accident.

The boffins have also offered several cell phone injury prevention tips.

They are: never text messaging or using a cell phone while performing any physical activities that require attention, talking hands free by using an earpiece or on speaker mode whenever possible, if your phone rings while driving, let the call go into voice mail and respond later when you are safely parked.

Source: ANI
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