Mobile Phones - Why are they getting publicity?

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Physics Essay
Samuel Jones 10MCN

Mobile phones have been getting a lot of publicity recently. It's notallgood though. There have been a lot of discussions as to whether or not that radiation from mobile phones is causing brain tumours. The type of radiation emitted from mobile phones is electromagnetic radiation. Themainreason that people are so worried is that when using your mobile phone it is heldso close to you head and brain.Mobile phones were introduced in 1985 and the usage has grown immensely since then.There arenowover 6.8 billion mobile phones currently in use in the worldand 75,750,000 being used in the UK.In this essay I will be looking at the evidenceand arguments for andagainstthe safety in the use of mobile phones.There are many reasonsfor,for and against such as;

  • There are multiple perceived reasons for mobile phones being dangerous. One reason is that many people with brain tumours/Cancer have had a history of high mobile phone usage. This worried people a lot especially the people that work in telecommunications or had jobs that involved using a mobile phone on a regular basis. One case of this was "Innocente Marcolini, 60, an Italian businessman, fell ill after using a handset at work for up to six hours every day for 12 years." ( ) Eventually Mr Marcolini's tumour was discovered in the trigeminal nerve - close to where the phone touched his head.

'Respected oncologist and professor of environmental mutagenesis Angelo Gino Levis gave evidence for Mr Marcolini - along with neurosurgeon Dr Giuseppe Grasso.

They said "electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile and cordless phones can damage cells, making tumours more likely." ( )'

  • Although there have been many cases of people who use mobiles regular developing a tumour, there is a lot of evidence to show...