Mobile or cell phones are nowadays an integral part of modern telecommunications in every individual life. In many countries, over half of the population use mobile phones and the mobile phone market is growing rapidly. Saudi Arabia ranks first among the countries of the Gulf region with the highest proportion of mobile users, a study conducted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
In Gulf countries, Oman ranked second, followed by Kuwait and the UAE. As billions of people use mobile phones globally, a small increase in the incidence of adverse effects on health could have major public health implications on a long-term basis. Besides the number of cell phone calls per day, the length of each call and the amount of time people use cell phones are important factors which enhance the health-related risk.
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. These include Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves), a form of non-ionising radiation, from their antennas.
Here are the 6 harmful effects of Cellphone usage: