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Disadvantages of Having a Mobile Phone

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Mobile phones are one of the most positively viewed inventions in the technological era. Considering that fact a serious question arises. Are there disadvantages of using a mobile phone?I believe that possessing a mobile phone hides numerous disadvantages with social problems, health and economic issues being the leading ones on a lengthy list.

The most widely spread disadvantage though the most unseen, is the addictive relation developed between a mobile telephone and its user. Psychiatrists and sociologists believe that mobile phone addiction is becoming one of the biggest non-drug addictions in the 21st century. Along with the age drop of the mobile phone users and the ease of prepaid method provide by the system operators, most teenagers now own their own mobile phone and network service. Teenagers are engaged on their mobile phones all the time, no matter on phone calls, using SMS text messages, personalizing the mobile phones with ringtones and pictures etc.

Another type of problematic social behavior resulted from the emergence of mobile phones is losing good habits, such as punctuality. When we couldn’t keep in touch so easily, if we had a date with someone, we tried our best to arrive on time. But now, because of the mobile phone, we are not afraid of being late any more. If we are likely to be late, we will call him and say I am sorry I will be late, it seems that I am on time if I give him a late call. Repeating it makes us develop an irresponsible behavior.

The increased risk that cell phones pose to driving is clear-cut and widely acknowledged and commonly called a “Fatal distraction”. It may seem harsh but unfortunately it is the plain truth. This increased risk is due to the inability of the human brain to fully focus on driving while, and shortly after, talking on a cell phone leading into an accident. Matter of factly it is so dangerous that in many countries has been legally penalized.

Straying from social problem and focusing on health issues we come across Alzheimer’s disease. Mobile phones damage key brain cells and could trigger the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found that radiation from mobile phone handsets damages areas of the brain associated with learning, memory and movement. The researchers emphasized the worrisome impact that mobile phone use has on the developing brain of a teenager.

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