Marxism in Brave New World Essay

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Deanna Cumberbatch


The Pros * You can be in touch with your children, and know their whereabouts. (The Pew study noted that 48 percent of parents use the phone to monitor their child's location.) * Your kids can reach you in the event of an emergency, and vice versa. * If in danger, your children can reach the authorities or a medical provider. * Phones can be silenced during class or study periods, and active only in appropriate places. * Cell phones create a convenience that was previously unavailable. With cell phones, you can easily reach your kids for any reason: to ask them questions, change plans, or to simply say hello.

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According to one Swedish study, the risk of acoustic neuroma (a tumor formation

on the nerve near the ear) was greater on the side of the head that the cell phone was held.[13] 3. Using a cell phone while driving, even with a hands-free device, is unsafe and can make

accidents more likely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

estimates that driving distractions, including the use of cell phones, contribute to 25% of

all traffic crashes. [14] 4. The radio frequency (RF) emissions from cell phones have been shown to damage

genetic material in blood cells which is a common precursor to cancer. [15] 5. Driving while talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk. According to

researchers at the University of Utah people who drive while talking on their cell phones

are as impaired as drunk drivers with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%. [16] 6. Children are at an increased risk for adverse health effects from cell phone radiation. One

study has shown that children under the age of eight absorb twice the amount of radiation

into their brain tissue as adults due to their lower skull thickness. [17] 7. The radiofrequency radiation from cell phones can damage the DNA in sperm. Cell

phone storage in front pockets has been linked to poor fertility and an increased chance of

miscarriage and childhood cancer. According to the Cleveland Clinic Center for

Reproductive medicine,
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