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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72

Mobile communication: Boon or bane? Possible dangers of mobile phone usage

Department of Community Medicine, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Jitendra Kumar Meena
Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/JCPC.JCPC_6_17

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The ever-increasing use of radio devices (mobile phones) has led to widespread concerns among consumers, operators, and governmental authorities regarding environmental and health risks of their use. Various studies have demonstrated the relationship of radiowave exposure with biological effects in the body ranging from molecular to organ scale damage. However, most of them considerably failed to establish a causal association primarily owing to potential biases and errors in their conduct and analysis. Mobile usage also has both social and environmental impacts which have prompted the public health agencies to enforce certain regulations which however remain controversial due to lack of credible research evidence. In such scenario, it is recommended that mobile exposure should be minimized, especially among vulnerable populations. In addition, unbiased high-quality research is needed so as to bring more clarity to the subject and guide governmental policy and regulations.

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