Can mobile phones cause cancer?Everyone knows the radiation that comes from mobile phones or such wireless communication devices. Therefore, in today’s world, with the availability of mobile phones, there is a growing concern about its radiation. Many people say that talking on the phone for a long time can cause brain cancer in the ear.
But what does science say about this? Is there any research that proves that radiation from mobile phones can cause cancer in humans? I will find the answer to that question in this post.
Radiation! Radiation !!
Well, tell me one thing, why are we so worried about mobile phone radiation? This is because in the middle of the word radiation we have a kind of fear, that this invisible force must have a lot of power! The word “radiation” has been giving us a negative connotation, especially since the United States learned of the human damage caused by radiation in the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
So can people get cancer from mobile phone waves? Honestly, scientists have been trying to find an answer to this question for the last few years. However, clear answers to all these questions have not been found yet.
What does the research say?
A US government study published last year found that some male rats developed a type of tumor in the heart when very high levels of cellphone radiation were applied to some of the rats. Tumors are also found in the brains of some male rats. However, this problem was not found in female rats. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a US government agency, has also released a press release regarding the link.
However, another US government agency, the FDA, has said that the current safety limit suggests that radiofrequency energy (radio waves) emitted from cellphones is safe for human health.
However, research on these issues is still ongoing.
Cellphones are definitely radiating to the environment. But that doesn’t mean it’s as powerful as radiation from an atomic bomb or an X-ray machine!
Is mobile phone radiation harmful?
Radiation can be of different types. According to the American Cancer Society’s website, cellphone radiation is radiofrequency radiation that is not strong enough to damage human cells and cause tumors. These are called ‘non-ionizing’ radiations, which are not capable of breaking down the chemical bonds of DNA in a cell and causing cancer. Some of the other non-ionizing radiations are FM radio waves, microwaves and visible light.
The American Cancer Society also says that if too many mobile phone waves come in contact with the human body, it can increase the body’s cell temperature (the way microwave ovens work). The site also says that the power of the waves emitted from mobile phones is so low that it is not enough to increase the temperature of human cells.
If… but… so.
Of course, after all, you may find a lot of data to make cellphone radiation harmful, as scientists are still not completely clear about it. Hundreds of studies have been done, but no one has been able to prove 100% that direct cell phone radiation is a cause of cancer in humans. However, scientists have always hinted at the risk.
The network is changing day by day. The above research conducted on rats has been done with 2G, 3G network frequencies. Now is the era of 4G and 5G. So it is not yet time to draw conclusions about the effects of mobile phone radiation on the human body over time.
However, as scientists advise to stay away from mobile phone waves as a precaution, we must reduce mobile usage as much as possible. At the same time, it is important to take care that the excessive use of mobile phones does not make us mechanical.