Cell Phone Safety And Safety

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Cell phones have been a major part of everyday life by helping people connect with each other instantaneously. Even though cell phones and their benefits are easy to recognize, the safety of cell phone use has been debated because of the safety of the cell phone radiation. The safety of cell phone radiation that is emitted from cell phones is a controversial topics, debating claims such as whether it has a correlation with cancer or tumors, if children are affected by it more than adults are, and by whether or not it is safe cannot be decided because of how recent the adoption of cell phones are (procon.org). One large debate in the topic of cell phone safety, and the safety of the radiation that is emitted from cell phones, is whether or not it can cause cancer. The radiation emitted from cell phones is a radiofrequency electromagnetic field, and is the controversial topic at hand. Some believe that cell phone radiation cannot cause cancer of any kind. The argument here is that the cell phone radiation that is emitted from cell phones in not powerful enough to cause cancer, while others believe that it still could. The radiation emitted from cell phones is argued to be non-ionizing, which means that it “produces molecules called ions that have either too many or too few electrons.” The imbalance in ions is what is blamed for the development of cancer. Even though the argument could be true, there is no credit or no support for how the conclusion of this argument, that cell phone radiation is non-ionizing, has been found (qtd. in procon.org pro 2). On the contrary, a study was conducted by the IARC, or the International Agency for Research on Cancer, that labeled cell phone radiation as a possible carcinogen. The study was conducted by 31 scientists, and concluded that the radiofrequency electromagnetic field that cell phones, radios, and televisions emit are group 2B carcinogens, which are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This study provides more sound evidence than the other side of the argument because it gives credibility to the argument by citing research that was completed by an institution (qtd. in procon.org con 6). The opposite viewpoint states that there are not any government agencies in the
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