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)
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.