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10 Reasons To Stop Watching Your Cell Phone Continuously.

10 Reasons

While smartphones have drastically changed your experiences with technology and surely have been your best of friends since a decade but here we are with some of the reasons why you might want to give your phone a break.

Damage Your Eyes:

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The human eye is an incredible organ, capable of a wide variety of tasks. Unfortunately, cell phone culture is drastically reducing the amount of long distance focus we do, instead we block our gaze a few inches away from our face and stay that way. Experts advise that prolonged use of the screen can be seriously harmful to eye health, but are simply not sure exactly of the damage it causes. Laboratory experiments show that prolonged exposure to HEV light (such as the type emitted by LCD screens) damages the retinal tissue and the closer the screen is, the more radiation is absorbed.

Creates Negative Impression:

Meanwhile, studies reveal that frequent connection with your device can hurt your friends as much as your eyes. A study from the University of Essex in 2012 found that the mere presence of a mobile device can make people have a negative impression of us. In the experiment, they paired the conversation partners and were able to discuss the recent events for 10 minutes. Half of the couples had a visible cell phone but they did not use it, and half did not have a phone. People with phones were overwhelmingly viewed as less reliable and more negative than people without them.
Contains Bacteria
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It is a fact that almost any object we come into contact with in the course of a day is absolutely boiling with bacteria, but cell phones carry additional dangers because we bring them closer to our ears and mouth. A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine determined that one in six cell phones in England is contaminated with fecal matter, and 16% of them carry E. coli bacteria. Washing your hands regularly will help mitigate this problem, but your phone is still a vector of illness that can make you sick.

It's Bad For Your Neck:

Text Neck
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You know that cell phones are changing the world when you have medical ailments named in your honor. "Text Neck" has been emerging more and more in recent years. The human head is a heavy object, and our neck and spine are designed to stay at a certain angle. When we tilt our head down to look at our phone, the pressure we put on our cervical spine increases, which has been shown to flatten the upper back and cause neck pain.
Makes Driving Dangerous
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Texting and driving are the new danger to public health, and people are worried about it for good reason. A study by the Virginia Institute of Transportation shows that people using their phones behind the wheel double their chances of being involved in an accident. That is a rather serious modifier, and 213,000 accidents in 2011 involved the use of cell phones. Of course, any kind of distraction is bad when you are driving, but mobile devices are especially problematic as they continually notify you, stealing your attention from the road over and over again.

Makes Walking Dangerous:

Makes Walking Dangerous
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Phones can be distracting in the street as much as at the wheel. In fact, an increase in pedestrian fatalities last year was due in part to distractions caused by smartphones, according to a March report by the US Governors Highway Safety Association. Abroad, authorities are already addressing the issue, from "mobile phone sidewalks" in China to land traffic signals in Australia and the Netherlands.

Can Damage Your Hands:

Can Damage Your Hands
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In 2013, the term "text claw" was coined to describe the cramps and pain caused by the use of mobile phones. Holding your fingers in the position needed to keep your mobile steady while hitting and sliding can cause inflammation and tendon problems. The most vulnerable are the thumb, which a large number of phone users employ for most of their typing. The range of motion of the thumb is quite low, so it is easy to get worse when pushed out of your comfort zone. Writing with a stylus can solve the 

It Stresses You More:

A study at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden attempted to measure the effects of using cell phones on 20-year-olds over the course of a year. His conclusions were troubling, to say the least. The high usage of mobile phones was directly correlated with increased reports of depression in both men and women. In addition, a study by Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv observed a marked increase in the levels of oxidative stress in the saliva of heavy cell users, leading to the release of free radicals that can cause cancer and other ailments.

It Can Make You Hallucinate:

Even when you're not looking at your phone, it can still mess with your mind. A professor at Indiana University-Purdue University conducted a study on "phantom pocket vibration syndrome" -i.e. People thinking that their cell phone was vibrating to alert them even when it was not. In her survey, 89 percent of undergraduates reported thinking that their mobile was vibrating even when it was not. The fact that our brains are being rewired to constantly expect this stimulus also leads to stress, with another study observing significantly elevated anxiety levels in separated subjects from their phones for an hour.

It Is Altering Your Brain:

The latter is not a definite negative, scientists still do not understand exactly what is happening, but it is disturbing. A study by the National Institutes of Health connected 47 people to PET scanners and observed their brain activity while a cell phone stayed close to their head. Scientists saw a visible increase of about 7%, but they still do not know their cause or what kind of long-term effects it will have. What we do know, however, is that radiation is doing "something" there, and are you really willing to take that risk?

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