Blog 6: Cell Phones Destroy Humans

As we all can tell from my previous articles I have written, I am a very indecisive person when it comes to choosing what I want to do with the rest of my life. Once again, I have changed my research topic to “How does the continuous use of cellphones effect the human brain.”

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That being said I started researching that topic question for the first time today. While researching, I came across an article called “5 Reasons Why Cell Phones Are Bad For Your Health,” by Liz Borelli. The article was found in the Medical Daily journal and published on July 12, 2013. The author starts the article was a short introduction paragraph explaining that 90% of adults and over 60% of kids have cell phones. The author continues by stating that majority of cell phone users spend an average of 144 minutes on their phones during a 16 hour period. “While cell phones provide an efficient and easy way to communicate with friends, family, and co-workers, excessive use can take a toll on your health,” states Borelli.

As the article goes on Borelli talks about the five main concerns of having continuous use of a cell phone throughout the paper. One concern in particular is how cell phones effect human emotion towards others. Borelli gives an example of a study done with two people in a secluded area having a one-on-one conversation with no cell phones present, while in another secluded area, there is two people having a one-on-one conversation with cell phones present. The results of the study show that having cell phones present during a conversation can cause people to be more negative while talking.

Another topic being spoken about by the author is increased stress levels. Borelli says that excessive ringing, vibrating, and reminders popping up on people’s cell phones brings stress to human mental health. Chronic pain is another risk discussed by Borelli. According to the article, chronic pain comes from constant use of your hands texting messages or emails. This causes inflammation in human joints which creates the chronic pain.

The last two topics mentioned by the author were risk of illness and eye vision problems. The author concludes with many examples for all of these topics and backs it up with research that has previously been done.

Borelli, Liz. “5 Reasons Why Cellphones Are Bad For Your Health.” Medical Daily. Consumer News, 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.medicaldaily.com/5-reasons-why-cellphones-are-bad-your-health-247624>. 

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