The Effect Of Cell Phones On Health [Infographic]

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON April 5th, 2023
The Effect of Cell Phones on Health

We live in a world of technology where we cannot imagine a single day without our gadgets in close proximity and technology guiding us in even the simplest of chores, due to which we completely ignore the effect of cell phones on health. There was a time when owning a cell phone was considered to be a luxury because cell phones used to cost a lot more than they do now. At that time, cell phones were rare and so were the health risks associated with them. But now cell phones have become a rage in the modern-day world and have changed the way communication is carried out. It is hard to find an adult who doesn’t have a cell phone and even the number of children with personal cell phones is increasing by the day.

Cell phone usage has increased so much that people prefer texting rather than meeting in person. In fact, it is a fact that about one-third of cell phone owners start and end their day by looking at their mobile phones. These days, people use their phones while driving cars, eating food, watching TV, playing with children, and even during a movie.

There is an urgent need for people to own the latest technology and it is surprising to know that more than half the people feel that a mobile phone makes them better parents!

It is true that cell phones have made life simple but are you really aware of the health risks that using a cell phone may cause to an individual? If not then it would be shocking for you to know that keeping a cell phone close to the head for a long time may cause negative effects on the brain and other tissues.

Heavy cell phone users have shown an increased risk of developing a tumor called Glioma. But since there is no hard evidence that radio waves from cell phones may cause cancer, people completely neglect the other side effects of cell phone usage.

There are several other negative effects of using cell phones which most people are unaware of. Excessive cell phone usage may damage the nervous system and cause memory loss in some cases.

It is a fact that people who use their cell phones for long periods of time experience headaches and fatigue. Cell phones can also distort the functioning of sensory organs and may also reduce our immunity to microbes and viruses.

The health risks of mobile phone usage are manifold in the case of children and young adults. Their skulls are relatively thinner than that of adults and as a result of this, using mobile phones excessively may be more dangerous to them.

Discarded mobile phones have several toxins which could prove to be hazardous to the environment and cause their degradation.

With the numerous benefits of mobile phones, come numerous issues which the world must be courageous enough to face. It would be fair to say that cell phones come with their share of negative points which cannot be ignored.

Here’s an infographic shedding more light on the effect of cell phones on health:

Health Risks of Cell Phone Usage


  1. Tadacip says:

    Cell phone???

    uhmmm. Nowadays we are living in a modern society, technology and information is developing faster and faster. It gives us many useful products, one of them is Cell phone. Nobody can deny its usefulness and convenience in daily life. I am one of Cell phone users. Thanks for Cell phone, we can contact with each other fast even from million kilometers faraway.

    Apart from it convenience, Cell phone also gives us health problem if you use it very often especially it effects on our brain and ear. If you are using Cell phone, you should take care of it. Right?

  2. Terry says:

    Too much cell phone usage is not good to us because of radiation. One common bad effect is eye damage, of course we use our eyes to look for the screen, to read messages, even play some games and applications from certain cell phones. The other thing is what we consider the invisible thing, the radiation and wave cellphone use, that might cause harm and damage to our body and health.

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