People have been long been obsessed with the fear of the radiation emitted by their cell phones. The jury is still out on whether this level of radiation poses a threat to human health.
While the findings have not been concrete enough to conclude anything specific, statistics do indicate a potential risk.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a guide on the issue, stating that as of now there is no scientific evidence that links health problems to cell phones and so did Connecticut in a release of their own.
In fact, the latest report was released by the California Department of Public Health as document titled, “How to Reduce Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cell Phones.” There was also a mention of it being a practical to-do list to address people’s concerns, but not a warning of any kind.
It could be noted that while radiation from phones could cause harm, it does not classify as ‘ionising’ radiation. This is the kind of radiation has the power to damage your DNA, and can lead to cancer.
Fortunately, phones emit a much lower energy radiation, which is considered to be ‘non-ionising.’
However, whether it could still react with the body in some other way that might lead to problems from long-term exposure is a question that remains unanswered.
Nevertheless, asserting caution can do no harm, and hence, must be done when required. As they say, prevention is indeed better than cure.
With inputs from ANI