Infographic shows cell phone radiation fear is largely overblown

Infographic shows cell phone radiation fear is largely overblown
Rumors about cell phone usage causing cancer and other unpleasant side effects turned out to be greatly exaggerated, which doesn't mean there aren't downsides from excessive usage of mobile handsets.

The infographic below aims to display in an easy format the results from the Interphone Study - the largest of its kind, with 13 countries participating - as well as other independent research, like Denmark matching cancer cases with cell phone bills with no direct correlation found between spending hours on the phone and glioma or meningioma cases.

There are other interesting findings from these global cell phone studies, like 65% of people feeling that the devices make them better parents, while a full 32% of us using them while driving, so check out the numbers below.

Infographic courtesy of MobilŠµ and Visualization



1. wendygarett unregistered

Also, in order to prevent the cancer risk, one must keep a certain distance between your eyes and the 1080p screen for not less than 30cm, otherwise.... :)

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

What's the matter with 1080p screen?

3. wendygarett unregistered

Nothing matters, just to keep the distance of not less than 30cm that's all, it's recommended to let you stay healthy :)

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

its not about pixels but brightness the more the brightness the more your eyes develop diopters but still wendy is right about the 30cm(kind of) less than 30 cm(~1foot) causes more stress to the eyes everything has that effect from a pc screen to a normal leaf just the effect is different

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Eye cancer. /s

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Wow doc! I didn't know that!

7. takensave

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

c ell phones DO cause brain cancer plus other symptoms.Go to cprnews with over 170 studies posted world wide under world news-- only 3 o r4 studies from the usa- big business from the USA Also cordless phones and computer screens emit radiation

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