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[Student’s Name] [Instructor’s Name] [Course name and code] 5 July, 2011. Effects of cell phone on the human body: With the globalization of world and the need to have increased networking, the use of cell phones has increased manifolds in the last two decades.
Doctors are skeptical about the health effects of increased exposure of the ears, brain and head to the electromagnetic radiation. Their curiosity has instigated a series of researches that tend to investigate the effect of use of cell phone on the human body. A lot of researches have realized changes in the brain activity as a result of use of cell phone, though many researchers are of the view that more research needs to go into determining the potential ways in which these changes are detrimental for human mind and body. Along with the increase in cell phone use, the incidences of cancer have also exploded all over the world. This may be a consequence of the microwave radiation that is employed for communicating through cell phones. “Studies that claim a relationship between cell phones and diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s should not be brushed aside as ‘inconclusive’” (“Disadvantages of Cell Phones”). Cell phone affects the brain activity by giving a boost to the brain glucose metabolism in particular regions, though if or not it is something serious is still debatable. Talking to WebMD, the director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow said, “[w]e don’t know that this is harmful [but we know that] glucose metabolism is a direct indicator of brain activity” (Volkow cited in Doheny 1). The sugar is consumed by cells in the brain for energy. ...
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