Physical Health Hazards of Mobile Phone UseMotuma Adimasu Abeshu1* and Bekesho Geleta2
- Corresponding Author:
- Motuma Adimasu Abeshu
John Snow, Inc (JSI)-Ethiopia, P.O Box 27236
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Vaccine Supply Chain Advisor
Tel: 251 921462246
E-mail: [email protected]
Citation: Abeshu MA, Geleta B (2015) Physical Health Hazards of Mobile Phone Use. Health Care Current Reviews 3:153. doi:10.4172/2375-4273.1000153
Copyright: © 2015 Abeshu MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Mobile phones communicate with base stations using radiofrequency radiation. Radio waves received and sent by mobile phones transmit in all directions including the human body. An exposure to the radiofrequency fields emitted by mobile phones is generally more than a 1000 time s higher than from base stations. This radiation is absorbed into body might cause a wide range of health problems. If radiofrequency radiation is high enough, it has a ‘thermal’ effect, which means it raises body temperature. There are concerns that the low levels of radiofrequency radiation emitted by mobile phones could cause health problems.