Do mobile phones affect our health ?

Essay by skidbyboyHigh School, 11th gradeB, February 2008

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Do mobile phones and masts

Actually affect our health?

The mobile phone has been in use for approximately 20 years. It has completely changed the way we now communicate between one another. From the businessperson who uses the mobile phone as a vital link with the office, to the teenager who has the phone for recreational use. Over recent years, there has been an ongoing debate about mobile phones and what risks they pose upon us. Many people believe that they are damaging our health every time we use them by transmitting microwave radiation which can damage our cells. Others believe that they don't. There doesn't appear to be very much hard, clear evidence to support the idea, In this case study I am going to critically analyze information and give my own opinions on the subject matter to see which I think is the strongest point of view. More than 40 million people in Britain are thought to use mobile phones, this means if the evidences shows that mobile phone usage is dangerous to our health it's quite worrying.

I decided to focus on the point saying it does affect our health first just because I believe there is more evidence to support this point.

Just recently over the past few years scientists have started to investigate into this matter to see if mobile phones are a threat and to see if there radiation can cause damage to cells in our body. Looking at a few sources of information many people believe that mobile phones do cause damage, potentially cancer in some cases. From my own knowledge I know that you won't get a tumor or cancer just from using a mobile, but talking about the larger, long term affects of using a mobile regularly.

(1) Neil Whitfield, a...