Cell Phones & Wireless Devices- Risks To Health And Well-Being

It's almost difficult to comprehend how so much was accomplished before wireless technology became a necessary component in so many fields and locations.
Although any technical development has drawbacks, wireless technology has a number of benefits that surpass these drawbacks. A wireless network enables people to instantly access any information or data they require (Unsplash)
Although any technical development has drawbacks, wireless technology has a number of benefits that surpass these drawbacks. A wireless network enables people to instantly access any information or data they require (Unsplash)

The utilization of wireless technology has progressively increased in the lives of the majority of people. People rely on wireless technology for information, entertainment, communication, and more whether they are at work, at home, in a stadium, or even in their cars. Without the use of cables or wires, wireless technology enables the communication between users or the movement of data between locations. Radio frequency and infrared waves are used for a lot of communication.

Wireless technology advantages

Although any technical development has drawbacks, wireless technology has a number of benefits that surpass these drawbacks.

A wireless network enables people to instantly access any information or data they require. Additionally, wireless allows for a simpler setup and easier installation. There isn't much, if any, cabling protecting against dangers.

As long as the network is dependable, in-building wireless networks provide customers, tenants, and visitors with connectivity across the entire facility. Additionally, a lot of modern wireless networks can be simply modified to include new technology as it becomes available, making them "future proof."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth visits grew by 50% during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019
Telehealth's significance rose through the Pandemic. Many patients were happy that doctors could conduct telehealth consultations because of wireless technology.

Why wireless is important to healthcare?

Although wireless technology will always be important to the healthcare sector, its significance peaked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even while patients still needed to visit their doctors, the shutdown made it more challenging to schedule office visits. Many patients were happy that doctors could conduct telehealth consultations because of wireless technology.

Human exposure to radio-frequency radiation1 (RFR) technologies has significantly increased over time, starting with radar during World War II (Unsplash)
Human exposure to radio-frequency radiation1 (RFR) technologies has significantly increased over time, starting with radar during World War II (Unsplash)

Non-Ionizing Radiation From Wireless Technology

For a very long time, the public, policymakers, and health professionals have been concerned about radiation exposure. Human exposure to radio-frequency radiation1 (RFR) technologies has significantly increased over time, starting with radar during World War II. After reviewing the published evidence in 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RFR as a "possible" (Group 2B) human carcinogen. Since the IARC evaluation, a wide spectrum of unfavourable human health impacts linked to RFR have been reported. Additionally, chromosomal DNA damage and considerably higher incidences of Schwannomas and malignant gliomas have been observed in three large-scale carcinogenicity investigations in mice exposed to levels of RFR that approximate lifetime human exposures.

Radio waves are used to convey signals that carry information. A transmitter is used to broadcast radio waves. The signal is transformed back into the data that was initially sent by the transmitter when the radio waves reach a receiver (Unsplash)
Radio waves are used to convey signals that carry information. A transmitter is used to broadcast radio waves. The signal is transformed back into the data that was initially sent by the transmitter when the radio waves reach a receiver (Unsplash)

Radiation Statistics

Non-ionizing radiation of the radiofrequency variety is used in wireless technologies. Your exposure to radiofrequency energy is restricted by safety standards established by governmental organisations. The long-term health effects of exposure to low amounts of radiofrequency energy are still being researched by scientists. An example of electromagnetic radiation is radiofrequency (RF) energy. Radio waves are used to convey signals that carry information. A transmitter is used to broadcast radio waves. The signal is transformed back into the data that was initially sent by the transmitter when the radio waves reach a receiver. Your voice is transmitted over radio waves to the person you are calling when you use a cell phone as a transmitter. The receiver, which is their phone, transforms the signal back into your voice. Other wireless equipment, besides cell phones, that can transmit or receive RF energy waves include radios, Wi-Fi routers, satellites, radars, and pacemakers.

Chronic health effects from prolonged exposure to RFR are confirmed by many studies that confirm non-thermally induced biological effects or damage such as oxidative stress, damaged DNA, gene and protein expression, and blood-brain barrier breakdown from exposure to this radiation. Wireless tech is and has been a boon and a curse.
Dr. Madhurima Kailash, PhD Scholar, Department of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India

Risks and health hazards

  • A cell phone held against a child's head exposes deeper brain areas to higher radiation doses per unit volume than it would an adult male, and the young, thin skull's bone marrow receives an approximately 10-fold higher local dose.

  • Men who keep their phones in their pants pockets may also have significantly lower sperm counts, dramatically reduced sperm motility and morphology, including mitochondrial DNA damage, according to experimental and observational research.

  • Governments, public health authorities, and physicians/allied health professionals are justified in warning the public that using a mobile phone close to the body is detrimental and in supporting actions to limit all exposures to RFR in the interim based on existing understanding.

Although any technical development has drawbacks, wireless technology has a number of benefits that surpass these drawbacks. A wireless network enables people to instantly access any information or data they require (Unsplash)
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WHO is advised to do a thorough evaluation of numerous other health impacts, such as sperm destruction, and that IARC reevaluate its 2011 designation of the human carcinogenicity of RFR.
Variable electrical and magnetic fields are primarily responsible for the biological impacts of typical population exposures to RFR.
An increasing number of people have experienced clusters of symptoms linked to exposure to RFR (Unsplash)
An increasing number of people have experienced clusters of symptoms linked to exposure to RFR (Unsplash)

In fact, an increasing number of people have experienced clusters of symptoms (such as headaches, weariness, appetite loss, and insomnia) linked to exposure to RFR, a condition known as Microwave Sickness or Electro-Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS)

Consistency between epidemiological studies of RFR's impact on the development of human cancer, particularly gliomas and vestibular Schwannomas, and data from animal research support the inference that these effects are causal.

Although any technical development has drawbacks, wireless technology has a number of benefits that surpass these drawbacks. A wireless network enables people to instantly access any information or data they require (Unsplash)
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Human evidence of male reproductive harm, especially lowering of the sperm count is linked to RFR(Unsplash)
Human evidence of male reproductive harm, especially lowering of the sperm count is linked to RFR(Unsplash)

A wide range of findings is included in the combined weight of the evidence linking RFR to public health risks, including experimental biological evidence of RFR's non-thermal effects, concordant evidence of its carcinogenicity, human evidence of male reproductive harm, human and animal evidence of developmental harms, and restricted human and animal proof of potentiation of effects from chemical toxicants. Therefore, policy intervention is justified by a variety of independent, credible evidence of a potentially troubling and growing issue.

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