Mobile Devices: 8 Hazards Resulting From Excessive Use
By Kym Gordon Moore
Have you noticed that no matter where you go nowadays mobile devices are clearly visible in literally everyone’s hands? Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone only to find their body language reflects their desire to engage more with their Smartphone or computer notepad than with you? How long do you usually go without checking your messages, texting, posting updates on your social media sites or doing some task on your mobile devices? When you think about these questions, the answers can be rather unnerving.
Aside from reported cases where mobile phones have overheated and exploded, or the theory that low-frequency radiation exposure is believed to result in acoustic neuroma, much attention and concern is focused on our behavioral pattern of disconnectedness, influenced by excessive mobile device usage. While digital gadgets make accessing information, getting directions, working as a stimulant to cure boredom or kill time, or making online purchases while on-the-go a convenience, the controversial question is whether these gadgets are promoting complacency and leaving us vulnerable in certain areas of our lives.
Because of such concerns, here are eight hazards that can result from excessive mobile device usage…Read more…