A silent killer (Mobile phone)


Aurangzeb Nadir
Nowadays everyone using mobile phones even those kids who don’t know talking but are using them. It is one of the most successful inventions of the 20th century. Most of our youths are misusing it. Mobile phones cause many dangerous effects which are very harmful to our health. People are increasingly becoming dependent on their mobile phones, checking them every six-and-a-half minutes, according to new research in total, users check their smartphones an average of 150 times during a waking day of 16 hours. Furthermore, According to modern researches, the most menacing problem is the connection between cell phones and cancer. Even though the data remains controversial, most scientists agree that there is a certain threat from using cell phones too much. It is reported, that people who talk on the phone for several hours a day are 50% more likely to develop brain cancer. The reason for this is the radio waves produced by mobile phones. It is calculated, that every minute the human brain receives about 220 electromagnetic impulses, which are not necessarily harmful, but definitely affect the brain in cases of prolonged impact. Recent studies report two types of brain cancer may occur – glioma and acoustic neuroma. Apart from cancer risk, mobile phones influence our nervous system and it also may cause headaches, decreased attention, shortness of temper, sleep disorders, and depression, mostly among teenagers. Moreover, Mobile phones are distracting and disturbing student’s studies. Scientists who studied the effects of divided attention in people know that when attention is divided between two tasks, fewer items regarding those tasks may. Mobile phones might not turn students into procrastinators, but they can certainly act as a vehicle for their procrastination On mobile phones, users use different applications like Tittok, PUBG, and many more using these apps thousands of people lost their lives. Consequently, The number of users of mobile phones is increasing alarming rate in Pakistan. Next up is the number of mobile phone users, which increased to 164.9 million in January 2020, recording an increase of 9.6 million (6.2%) new connections from January 2019. A large majority of people (75%) own a mobile phone in Pakistan.