Smartphone Addiction

1491 WordsFeb 26, 20136 Pages
Beginning in the late 2000s, Smartphones gained popularity all over the world. The number of users is rapidly increasing following the new versions of Smartphone and extension of various application software. Smartphone is a mobile device that enables internet access and communication. It allows us to do things that we never imagined before. We can access and get information on the web with the phone no matter where we are. In response, experts are coming up with new technology to broaden their market. According to the article Addictive Personality and Problematic Mobile Phone Use the main reason behind the cell phone addiction may be the smart marketing of cell phones as a status symbol. Having the phone has become a way to identify…show more content…
It may cause social and political interruptions. Cell phone addiction can cause health problems. They are studies from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS) that explain: There is little clinical data to prove whether repetitive and forceful movements of the hand and wrist during work or leisure activities can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Repeated motions performed in the course of normal work or other daily activities can result in repetitive motion disorders such as bursitis and tendinitis. Another problem isAsthenopia. Asthenopia is common when looking at a screen for a long period of time. It indirectly affects someone through fatigue and headaches. There is a case study that shows the relationship between phone uses that emits radio frequency energy and may potentially cause certain types of cancers and health problems. In the Does Internet and “addiction” exist? Some case study evidence[6] the author Griffiths explains that there are studies that investigate the cases to find out the relationship between smartphone addiction and potential occurrence of cancer due to the use of it. Researchers have carried out several types of epidemiologystudies to investigate the possibility of a relationship between cell phone use and the risk of malignant(cancerous) brain tumors. The Interphone Study, conducted by aconsortium of researchers from
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