Cell phones have become such an integral part of our lives that it is hard to imagine surviving without one. However it does raise the question, are they beneficial or a nuisance? Cell phones cause distractions. This is what makes so many problems in our society, using a cell phone while driving, or during class can significantly distract a person from the task at hand. Theories have been raised that cell phones can cause cancer. Cell phones can also lead up to be extremely expensive.
It is often claimed that a talking on the phone while driving is no more distracting then holding a conversation with someone in the car or listening to the radio. This is wrong. Phones are a lot more invasive than either of these activities. The person on the other end of the line cannot see the varying degree of concentration which is being required from the driver. They cannot therefore moderate their conversation to take this into account, unlike another person in the vehicle. Drivers who use cell phones often spot problems far too late to avoid collision. Student’s text messaging during class can be equally as hazardous. As the student has their mind focused on the text message, they would not be able to listen to the teacher or do the work at the same time. Not listening during class or doing the work set in class can result in students not being able to understand the work or leaving school with a load of homework. This results in bad grades and marks. Seriously affecting the child’s future.
Radiation from cell phones can cause cancer. This is believed by many scientists all over the world. Robert Herberman, director of the cancer institute at the University of Pittsburgh believes that frequent use of cell phones which receive and emit radio frequency increase the risk or brain tumours. Cell phones use the same ionizing radiation as x-rays and radioactive material, although it is in much smaller quantities. Research suggests that although short-term...