12 minutes | Aug 29th 2019

Mesmerized by a Cell Phone? We are under a technical spell!

We have a serious problem that is really a mental health and wellness issue.  Cell Phone use!  I wanted to share my experience with not having a cell phone all day during a normal daily two hour commute on the train.  Do you have the same problem?  What can be done about it?  Should it be a real medical issue which deserves attention in the medical community?  You be the judge!  Things to be aware of:  There are three main reasons why people are concerned that cell phones (also known as “mobile” or “wireless” telephones) might have the potential to cause certain types of cancer or other health problems: Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation (radio waves), a form of non-ionizing radiation, from their antennas. Parts of the body nearest to the antenna can absorb this energy. The number of cell phone users has increased rapidly. There were over 400 million cell phone subscribers in the United States in 2017, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association . Globally, there are more than 5 billion cell phone users. Over time, the number of cell phone calls per day, the length of each call, and the amount of time people use cell phones have increased. Because of changes in cell phone technology and increases in the number of base stations for transmitting wireless signals, the exposure from cell phone use—power output—has changed, mostly lowered, in many regions of the United States (1). Leave a voicemail comment with your experiences and thoughts. We can help each other combat and break this spell! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevillagedrum/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevillagedrum/support
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