Earlier this week, we highlighted the dangers of texting and driving, but there are other risks that come along with using mobile devices.
In May, major news outlets, like CNN, reported on the World Health Organization’s findings that “radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer.” The jury is still out on the health effects, even after the work of the WHO’s team of 31 scientists from 14 countries.
Personally, I believe the greater threat facing smart phone users isn’t radiation but accidents from distractions while using them while driving.
What Dr. Gupta says
Many in the medical community, including CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta recommend using wired headsets to keep mobile devices and radiation away from your head, especially when your phone has a poor signal and is likely emitting more radiation.
Watch Dr. Gupta shares experts' insights on cell phone safety.
The wireless industry, phone manufacturers and the medical community will continue to deal with this important issue to ensure public safety. Unfortunately, there are more questions than answers and a lot of speculation, but the best we all can do is to drive smart, talk less (on our cell phones) and stay informed.
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