Your Cell Phone Is Killing You: Count the Ways

You’ll hit double digits before cancer ever enters the equation.

Graphics depict health issues related to heavy cell phone usage.

The good news? You can do something about it. But you'll need to put down your cell phone to find out how. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Allan MacDonell is TakePart’s News + Opinion editor, with a focus on social justice.

The scientific debate over whether or not mobile-phone use plants tumors in the ear, the brain and the trouser-pocket organs has ping-ponged from aye to nay since the dawn of the cell boom. With the entire mobile economy at stake, a definitive cancer link will probably remain on hold during the lifetime of the current crop of wireless consumers.

You may be inspired to send a smart-phone reminder telling yourself to draft a schedule of cell-quiet timeouts.

Metastasized cells aside, science and statisticians have compiled stacks of facts that shade cell-phone dependence in an unflattering light, and not just because the apparatus might clash with your tinfoil hat. A case can be made that mobile phone ubiquity is contributing to an overall decline in hundreds of millions of users’ physical and mental well-being.

Filter through the findings in the infographic below. You may be inspired to send a smart-phone reminder telling yourself to draft a schedule of cell-quiet timeouts.

Cell Phones Kill
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