This article is all about smartphone addiction behaviors and awareness over the EMR or electromagnetic radiation that emits off the mobile phone. This is a statistic that includes a group of the Malaysian population.
This particular online study was taken between November 2015 to December 2016. Namely, informed consent application, details of demography, habituation behavior, mobile phone EMR details, psychomotor, mobile phone usage awareness and health-related issues. Distributed data was measured and summed up in the results.
Smartphone Addiction: Justification
415 respondents have taken part in this study. The average age of participators was taken as 22 years keeping the standard error at 0.24 years. Mostly, participants had already grown smartphone addiction and were completely aware of the EMR factor. It is reported that there were no significant changes noticed in them that had a hostel or home accommodation.
History Of Mobile Phones And Their Progress:
Mobile phones are strong communication devices as we all know. Motorola was the first company to introduce mobile phones to the world as an idea in the year 1973. In 1984, they made it publically or commercially available. In these years mobile phones had only improved and became an extended part of our daily lives. The number of cell phones bought is rising every year. Reports show that over seven billion people have used a cell phone in the year 2017. The amount of internet users has also risen globally. With an increment of 6.5%-45% between 2000 and 2015. The percentile of domestic internet users has also increased from the year of 2012 to 2017. From 12% to 65% the shift jump is a pretty big considerable amount. The addictive phone phenomena are rising from the year 2013.
Poll Of Time Mobility
In the year 2013, the Poll of Time Mobility reported that about 85% of people cannot go one single day without their cell phones. Also, some recent studies have shown how much cell phone usage has gone to the rise. This a problem globally. This will affect the world in the long term. The EMRs may not directly affect human beings but are harmful to wildlife such as birds or trees that live up and tall from the ground. Lack of immigration of birds, their health problems, lack of lifespan as they usually have is a clear indication of the downsides of mobile phones. The increasing cellular connections like 2G, 3G, and 4G has broken a lot of natural bondages that were usually here. Scientists tell that the EMRs have the potential of reacting with oxygen species. It lowers the development of their metabolism, reproduction, sustainability and daily life.
Smartphone Addiction: Conclusion
Though the people that had participated had full awareness over the EMRs or electromagnetic radiations from the device, they seemed to go with their devices. They seemed to be extremely addicted to their phones. Two-third of the participants have faced notably wrist and hand pain, restlessness, nausea, and insomnia. Medical experts have also concluded near psychological or physiological problems shortly.
It is clear with evidence that these things are going to affect us in the long term. The sooner steps are taken to prevent this, the better the world is going to be.