Cell Phones. Encyclopedia of Toxicology

vrijdag, 25 juli 2014 - Categorie: Artikelen

Bron: S. Saeidnia, M. Abdollahi. Cell Phones. Encyclopedia of Toxicology (Third Edition), 2014, Pages 759-760.

Cell phone usage globally is rapidly increasing human exposures to low levels of electromagnetic radiation. Recent literature reveals that mobile phone radiation could initiate chromosome abnormalities and alter the mitotic index by increasing the frequency of aberrations in a time-dependent manner. Several organs and tissues could be targeted by radiation from cell phones; however, much consideration has focused on effects to the brain and reproductive system organs.

In addition, electronic waste includes a large volume of useless cell phones, which can cause serious environmental exposure concerns because of the metal components. Waste materials from discarded cell phones could reach water and result in ecotoxicity. In this article, the concerns about possible toxic and adverse effects of cell phone uses are discussed with a focus on radiation and cell phones as e-waste.

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