Risk of eye vision problems
Screens on mobile devices tend to be smaller than computer screens, and so, you are more likely to squint and strain your eyes while reading messages, says a report by Medical Daily. According to The Vision Council, more than 70 percent people don’t know or are in denial that they are susceptible to digital eye strain
Risk of chronic pain
According to reports in Medical Daily, Cell phones require constant use of your hands, especially when sending text messages and e-mails. Responding to messages at rapid speed can cause pain and inflammation of your joints. Back pain is also common with increased cell phone use, especially if you hold the phone between your neck and shoulders as you multitask. “Long periods of cell phone use cause you to arch your neck and hold your body in a strange posture. This can lead to back pain,” says healthcentral.com.
Risk of sleep disorders
According to The Health Site, night time has somehow always been a favourite time for regular chatting and gossiping freaks. But do you know that’s the main reason why you are sleep deprived? Several studies have concluded this. One of them is a cohort study by Sara Thoméeet which found that high mobile phone use was associated with sleep disorders. Major contributing factors to interrupted sleep pattern are getting awakened in the middle of the night due to mobile rings and vibration and increased use of mobiles post-evening until midnight.
Risk of infertility
According to The Health Site, men need to be more aware while using a mobile phone. Your phone can even make you infertile. As of now there’s enough evidence to show that mobile phone radiation decreases sperm count in male rats. To identify whether the same holds true in humans too, a research was carried out which revealed that a group of men who used mobile phones had a decreased sperm cell count in their semen, leading to infertility.
Risk of fingers and neck
According to the Indian Express, seeing youngsters buried into smartphones and tablets for hours at a stretch is now a common sight in India. Little do they know that the addiction can cause repetitive strain injury to hand joint. The thumb has to move in an awkward manner on the smartphone. This can lead to soreness in the thumb called ‘Blackberry thumb’. Tip of the finger soreness is also an issue. Inappropriate placement of the hand and shoulder can also cause pain in the shoulder and neck.