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Effects of cellphone/mobile phone use on brain and memory

How cell phones affect our health?

Yes cell phones affect our memory, as there have been recent studies and researches done on animals kept in laboratories that have shown ill effects of mobile phone radiations on their memory. Cell phone radiation caused leaks in the brain tissues of rats that were exposed to this radiation for a test trial. Though we cannot avoid using cell phones, as they have become a necessity, one thing which we can do is use a hands-free to avoid direct radiation.

Do mobile phones harm brain tissues and cause cancer?

There is an argument that mobile phone causes change in the structure of chemicals of cells. Also, they are accused of causing cancer. The radiation from the mobile phones has been villainized by those who warn that the excess usage of mobile phones can damage brain cells. The heat produced by the radiation from mobile phones has been found to change the chemical structure of chemicals synthesized in small organisms like worms. But many scientists are of opinion that the radiation cannot be harmful to human tissues. A recent report says that so far there is no evidence of any adverse effect by mobile phone radiations, but they added that new researches have to be conducted.

Recently, I have observed some serious effects of mobile phone radiation on brain. In brain, hippocampus is understood to be responsible for learning and memory. In order to confirm this, we have carried out investigations on the whole brain, hippocampus, and remaining brain. This was undertaken to determine the possible site of the electromagnetic field (EMF) bio-interaction. We have concluded that these radiations may damage our nervous system, especially memory. This has been done by protein kinase C activity and DNA strand break, which has been affected by mobile phone radiations.

Anyway it is better to prevent kids from using mobile phones excessively because their brain tissues are more vulnerable to chemical changes and cancer if exposed to radiation.

When you try to call someone through mobile phone, do not put your mobile closer to your ears until the recipient answers. Because directly after dialing the mobile phone, it would use its maximum signaling power, which is 2 watts which is equal to 33 dbi. Please be careful. Message as received (Save your brain. Please use your left ear while using cell (mobile), because if you use the right one, it will affect the brain directly. This is a true fact from many researches performed by the medical teams around the world.

Are the waves from the cell phones harmful?

Yes, the waves from the cell phones are harmful to our physical body such as our heart, but most of us cannot avoid it. It can affect our heart and internal organs. Recent study tells that even reproductive organs are adversely affected by waves that come from cell phones. It is better to use a mobile operator which works on a lower frequency, as higher frequency can have higher ill effects on our brain.

I have seen a documentary on CNN on which it was told that these rays can cause cancer if you will keep the cell phone with you all that time. Also, I have heard that we should not keep cell phone near our body or especially under the pillow while sleeping.

We should keep cell phones a few feet away from our body while sleeping.

Cell-phones can mislead drivers

Drivers who listen to cell phone conversations are distracted even if they do not talk, exhibiting similar behavior as people who have been drinking. The study conducted at the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh used brain imaging to document that when driving and listening, activity in the parietal lobe, the portion of the brain associated with driving, was reduced by 37%.

We have all read articles about the dangers of using mobile phones. The controversy about the effects of exposure to mobile phone radiation continues to drive many a journalistic career, but what have we really seen? Ourselves?

  1. Whenever a mobile is about to receive a message/call, the radiation is quite strong, as evidenced by the effect on nearby CRT monitors, or the distinctly repetitive noise that disturbs your landline phone calls.
  2. WorldSpace reception blanks out whenever a message is received by a phone kept within 2 feet of the receiver. Notably, the same effect happens whenever the tube light starts (perhaps due to the "starter" releasing radio waves as it builds and then releases the high voltage required to get the current flowing).

Have you ever noticed similar effects? Do you shy away from using mobile phones for a long stretch, or if forced to, resort to using a hands-free kit?

A few tips on how to avoid radiation from cell phones:

  • At your workplace or office, there should be strict screening of calls.
  • Use voicemail regularly when working on something from which you do not want to be disturbed. When responding back, it helps to collect the thoughts and speak just how much is required.
  • People who attend a lot of teleconferences should use a wireless headphone cum mike. It is easier than the headset on the ears which one has to keep pressed to the ear, especially since the meetings may go on for hours.
  • At home, turn on the loudspeaker, so there is not much of a problem for the ears and brain.
  • While traveling, use earphones.
  • Keep mobile phones a few feet away from your body while sleeping.
  • Do not talk for too long on your cell phone. Short calls will avoid unwanted radiation and also you will save money on calls.

Effects of cell phone use on direct human-to-human interaction

Among the other things that cell phones destroy are the pleasures of direct human-to-human interaction. I have seen many people including so embarrassingly myself too being obsessed with a relationship over the phone. But this situation has become inevitable since our situation is warranted by the de-location of opportunities and jobs. I felt very much relieved for one week when I lost my mobile. Like other addictions, cell phones have also become an addiction. We are ignored real persons and been communicating with virtual persons over the phones but ultimately it becomes a sort of an ill health. Now, there have been studies showing how detrimental cell phone is for physical health too, so I am learning to avoid using cell phone without discretion.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Rajinder Soni


farrukhnawaz on January 13, 2019:

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What you also need to hear is the accounts by people who live near cell phone towers -they turn grey, they're always sick, and they can't sleep at night because of the constant 'humming' sound. Google it, I'm sure you'll find something :)

Umer Saeed on January 08, 2015:

That is the really said right for me. I used for many year and now i have to used glassed to read the newspapers.

nilesh on March 27, 2014:

supab, very very usfully.

Abdul Saboor on April 10, 2013:

Dear Sir, How about a telecom engineer which is working in Main Station.

Like MSC. (Mobile Switching Center) which all equipment and VSAT are existed. or field person working under BTS sites... ?

waiting ur soon info.


Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 26, 2013:

You are welcome mschuh

19mschuh on March 25, 2013:

I am doing a report at school for this and this is a lot of help, thanks

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 15, 2013:

You are right Fayiah. I agree.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 12, 2013:

Hi Harsh, though I am not a doctor but I would suggest that you should take your gf to the hospital immediately. It might be possible that she is suffering from some ear infection and viral gastroenteritis with which she is vomiting. I cannot relate this to cell phone use but you should not use phone at this extent throughout the day.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 12, 2013:

Hi Krunal, according to some recent studies, I read somewhere, work production increased by 20% when employees were told to switch off their mobiles.

Krunal on March 12, 2013:

Thank you.. for the information...

I personally, planned to use landline phone whenever required, and not to use mobile phone permanently.

These are the physical problems and the effects, but i believe that we also suffer from emotionally, mentally and we are habitual to check mobile frequently for msg, mail and etc.

We will get more time to talk the people near by you and can focus on work.

Harsh on March 10, 2013:

My girlfrend and I talk a lot on phone as we live far away. From past 2 weeks she is having severe headache, she has also done all the tests related to brain but everything is normal. Now she can't eat anything solid if she does she vomits. Also sometimes blood comes with vomit and some fluid comes from her ear. I think its all because she uses cell phone directly for long hours. Can u please suggest what should she do? Plz help its really serious.

Fayiah Johnson on January 09, 2013:

I think that mobile phone is ready good and not good because it can cause danger with in human head. But we cannot live with out phone in this world. And if u don have phone u are not in the world. Because u need to talk to family's, friends and make business.

KAMRAN SHAHZAD from pakistan on November 18, 2012:

Mobile phones are a great invention and almost a perfect technological breakthrough. Nevertheless, do not be fooled by these small and beautiful inventions because they carry danger within them. Now that you know most of the disadvantages of mobile phones. The big bulky price tag and losing your privacy are just two of the many disadvantages it carries. But still, mobile phones are something we cannot live without, and we bet you do too.

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krystallos on November 15, 2012:

We'll they don't turn grey like aliens :D They just take on a morbid tinge, and the humming sound is more like a ring in their ears. Most people living near these towers have to move away and they are mostly placed in areas where people only are for a few hours each day, like schools!!! I saw an episode on 3rd Degree awhile ago.

krystallos on November 15, 2012:

What you also need to hear is the accounts by people who live near cell phone towers -they turn grey, they're always sick, and they can't sleep at night because of the constant 'humming' sound. Google it, I'm sure you'll find something :)

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on November 11, 2012:

Hi Krystallos and CrescentSkies, thanks a lot for sharing your real-life experience of cell phone radiation with us.

Michael Ward from Texas on November 11, 2012:

Just to clarify a point, the only reason I've ever suffered a headache from the cell phone is because of the idiot on the other end of the conversation :P

Krystallos on October 21, 2012:

I don't know why you're looking at rats to prove that cell phone radiation harms people. Why not find out from people who are suffering from it. I've used cell phones for a decade now and I can't answer a phone with my right ear anymore because I get a sharp pain which lessens slightly about 20min after a call and which I feel for several hours afterwards. Also I have hearing loss in my right ear. I use speaker phone when ever possible. I am going to sue the the cell phone corporations because they never warned me that these things would happen to me. If it takes 10 years in court that's fine. They damaged my ear and need to be held accountable. I am also going to create public awareness around the dangers of cell phone radiation which the elite are so 'hush hush' about!

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 16, 2012:

Thanks Jimmy.

JIMMY on September 25, 2012:

That's right..

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on September 09, 2012:

Yes Arsh, they can affect our reproductive organs like low sperm account observed on a study done on rats in the laboratory after applying mobile phone radiation for an extended period of time. The radiation can interfere with the DNA and cause problems.

arsh on September 08, 2012:

please tell me .. does the phone radiations affect our reproductive organs .. how ?

Fransun on March 16, 2012:

Bluetooth, is it better than ear phon

Ranga on March 13, 2012:

Thisis really good.

Rajiv on February 23, 2012:

Thxs for info

Mani on February 22, 2012:

Hi Soni,

Its really interesting hub and there are lots of info's there about mobile and its side effects. Can you suggest me which mobile i can buy? which mobile model has less radiation? kindly help.

chalton on February 22, 2012:

i think the best way is to improvise defensive mechanism which should cover the body of the phone to protect radition

akash on February 15, 2012:

hi, i buy a new phone of samsung and the day i got it i feel ill please tell me how can i get rid of it without throwing away my phone

rosie on February 14, 2012:

this is a good website, but the gross picture near the top makes me feel that this website isn't real.

Lourence on January 30, 2012:

thanks for the suggestions..... very nice suggestion,,,,.

grace on January 24, 2012:

the cellphone is very bad in our body because it's more effects in our health and causes.

sarvesh panchta on January 23, 2012:

we can even use a scaler pendent and a korean chip which are an anti radiation devices

Ajinkya on January 13, 2012:

While calling which is the best for health headphone or direct from cell???

silja on January 07, 2012:

Thanks for this information

sweety on January 03, 2012:

hi sir,iam feeling pain in my left ear after talking in mobile.....itz compulsion to talk in mobile......and plz give me a solution for this problem.......does it cause any problem like deaf.....iam just 20 yrz old......plz give me a solution

milon ali on December 28, 2011:

i am to happy to know how bad cell phone can hurt you

Lil' Newt on December 19, 2011:

Stfu, cell phones are fine

tobe on December 15, 2011:

thank you this really helps me to know how bad cell phones can hurt you.

Maggie Louis on November 23, 2011:

I think that all of that is super true(:

Rahul on November 20, 2011:

It's very nice. I just want 2 know that i regularily use net on my mobile, is it harmful. What precaution should i have.

ibrahim on November 19, 2011:

how to cure this because i'm a victim of it, because when i sleep i always have my cellphone in my pillow.

rufaidy on November 19, 2011:

how to cure or recover from the effects of the radiation of the cellphone?

Abhijit Auti on November 13, 2011:

Dear friend I read all harmful effects of mobile phone.But today people does not know all that.I think we should try to save our india from harmful effects of mobile phones.


Bonaventure Tetra on November 06, 2011:

I must tell u that i appreciate every bite of your information based cellphone side effects. I'll keep to the preventive measures.

abhiram on November 04, 2011:

thanks for teaching me

Nokia on November 01, 2011:

Chinese Cell phones like HTC are so risky, not only on the radiation they might produce due pirated architecture of the components, but due also the components and materials itself due, they are so uncontrolled, harmfull chemicals and leaded paint and overall bad quality and almost none warranty ... many times are not even inspected at all by anyone, Nokia, Siemens, Samsung and almost any other competitor have high control on manufacture, testing and production even if production is out of Europe like china, due they own the factories and control the whole process.

Nokia is on the top of High quality & safety control standards with millions of investment on R&D, as well as warranty up to 2 years.

So i would not bid my health to chinese fast made up company like HTC for example, which actually its a way of creating a legal pirate brand with all the stolen technology and components cloned from factories on china.

They even had the nerve to patent cloned components!.

Other thing is that there are so many urban legends about cell phone radiation. The looney thing is that radio waves are not harmful, they are cellphones not radar beacons.

Of course the abuse of anything could kill you, wine and drugs also kill and none makes anything to stop selling them .

I really suggest to stop buying low quality mobiles from made up brands from chinese government to sell stolen technologies. In the end what you can expect from a government that allows its manufacturers put alumina in to baby milk?

Remember that there is no private ownership on china and brands that have factories there are the only ones not owned by chinese government.

Think twice. And also dont trust everything that media says, they want to sell more news, there is no such thing as WMD or there are not "American drug Cartels", there is no Global Warming... Huh?

Well now exist and is now is debunked the debunked Global warming. Read this and laugh

Or this great Jon Stewart debunking of climategate!

alcohol addiction treatment on October 31, 2011:

i like this blog because this is great

anam farooq on October 27, 2011:

it has become a danger for our society

Bashir on October 16, 2011:

is there similar problem with land line phone?

Buck hunter #1 on October 11, 2011:

We are reading this for school and it has helped me understand the dangers of cell phones

blah on October 07, 2011:

this is the best website that told me that mobile phones are harmful

Dee on October 06, 2011:

I have just had two operations because I developed a swelling on the left side of my face, below my ear.

The operation came back with reactive which I am very sure is caused by using mobile phones.

I don't know what the long term damage this may have caused but at the moment nothing but I did have a large swelling on my face because of long term use of mobile.

Please be careful.

Sreekar on October 05, 2011:

Guys please be careful with bluetooth devices also. Use earphones with bluetooth or only earphones. they are the only ones better.

AMMAD KHAN on October 01, 2011:

I am very agree from mobile phone to read this info.

nafiz on September 13, 2011:

sony bro....i read some articles on this issue....and i am a university student from Bangladesh and trying to create a device which can protect EMF wave in our home or in offices.i need some specific book study on this subject.Can u just help me by provide some specific link on this important issue...!

Dennis Thonstad on September 09, 2011:

I would suggest that anyone interested in cell phone radiation read the book Disconnect by Devra Davis. So many people just blindly state that there is no research to prove anything, but there really is and there has been knowledge of the effects of EMF radiation since the development of radar for the military. Check out the book Disconnect and check out my website Cell Phone Radiation Exposed. Thanks for creating this hubpage. It is going to take all of us spreading the news and demanding change for the government to do anything about the risks. The FDA is corrupt when the person in charge of setting cell phone radiation levels in the USA is a top executive for Motorola.

mani on September 07, 2011:

ho its horrible and its too effective to human life but they dont know effects but i can suggest that so many awareness programms should be done youth r govt

Andrews anand on August 26, 2011:

thanks a lot............

Eric on July 21, 2011:

Thank you for being very informative Soni. I agree that cellphones really give off hazardous effects. I experience a certain discomfort on my head area after long hours of being on my cellphone. It feels like your head is buzzing. Cellphones bridges the communication, but it's better to get away from these gadgets at times so we can enjoy ourselves.

Auntie D from California on June 10, 2011:

Excellent article with very good facts. I'm glad to see this hub pointing out the dangers involved in using cell phones. As to Jen above... ignorance is bliss.

Jen on June 10, 2011:

Everything gives you cancer. It's part of life. People who worry about mobile phone radiation should calm their nerves with a cigarette. If you don't want to die, don't be born.

kamba obey on April 01, 2011:

hi.thnx spans 4 all e information about possible side effects of using mobile phones but hey, could explain why using the right ear is more dangerous than using the left>?

jake on February 11, 2011:

we have a debate about wether cellphones are good or bad. and im on the negative side. could u please send me some other negative effects of celph?ones.. here's my email add u

SyedAliBasha on February 04, 2011:

Thanks, a lot it is very useful article.I am using dual CDMA phones,I bought this phone recently.I am facing problems like phone is heating up fast and I am getting headche.I will be very thankful if any body tell me the Ill effects of CDMA phones especially.

Abhishek on January 18, 2011:

As I am working in IT marketing field,I am very much aware about the side effects of cell phone.but i have to entertain my dealers,I receive minimum of 70-80 calls per day,as I feel irritating by end of the day.I want to know that CDMA phones are more harmful compare to GSM phones??

Health care Review on December 10, 2010:

Its really very informative and this message must reach all who are all addict to phones

SUBI on December 07, 2010:

Ya thanks for giving such a good information about mobile radiation,

vijay on September 16, 2010:

its good one

stuff4you on September 09, 2010:

cool photos go along with this hub, they're a good fit.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 23, 2010:

I think the radiation will be same or a little more as normal use of mobile phones.

Vishnu on August 06, 2010:

What will be the radiation when i use my mobile for pocket internet? I'm spending hours for browsing sites through my java phone..

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on July 30, 2010:

Yes but mobile hands free device can only prevent the radiation going directly to brain but what about the mobile itself which you need to keep close to your body at all times. When the hands free or earphones are on your ears, the mobile has to be in your hands or pockets or else how you will talk, so my dear friend, keep this cell phone as far as possible from your body at workplace or at home. At least you will be able to protect yourself to some extent.

Art of legend on July 28, 2010:

It is a very serious problem.Mobile radiation is harmful for our body. it can happen cancer and other dangerous problem. So use mobile's fand free system.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on July 22, 2010:

Yes I think you are right azizzii. I agree with you. With using VOip, the chances of radiation are extremely low. I also agree that it is cheaper than mobiles and is effective. This is the reason why I have created several articles on VOIP phones and technology. You can check them out if you have time.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on June 17, 2010:

What does this mean friend?

TheManWithNoPants from Tucson, Az. on June 16, 2010:

We'll agree to disagree

nifty@50 on June 07, 2010:

Good info! I currently have to wear a blue tooth all day. Any research in that area?

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on May 17, 2010:

No Mazher, CDMA phones have less radiation problems that GSMs and I have mentioned this two times in the comments above. Thanks for your appreciation though.

Mazher hussain on May 17, 2010:

Good HUbs but i want 2 ask u something Does CDMA Mobile phones effects more than GSM moblies..??

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on April 13, 2010:

Thanks a lot for your comment and link Mr. H. Malik.

hmalik on April 13, 2010:

You are very right.. but now a days this is something we cannot avoid, but we can make mobile phone technology safer for humans.


Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 30, 2010:

Thanks a lot cheap mobile phones.

CheapMobilePhones from UK on March 30, 2010:

Really Informative to share with people who are not aware of the demerits of Mobile Communications.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on February 11, 2010:

Thanks a lot BDWatchdog.

BDWatchdog from Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 11, 2010:

Very Interesting Hub Page. Thanks Soni. Keep up Writing.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on February 08, 2010:

Hi abidan, please visit and

to know answers to your queries. Plus definitely check out blood brain barrier, disrupt brain activity, alter brain waves, damage DNA, alter cell membrane polarity, etc. for more details.

abidan on February 06, 2010:


got a question

why dont it affect the brain directly if we use left ear..

why is it..

does they work differently ( left n right ear))

ill appreciate ur response

thnk u

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 28, 2010:

It's my pleasure that such a senior hubber found my hub interesting enough. Thanks a lot Kothari Sahab for your visit and great comment.

Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on January 27, 2010:

Hi Soni,

Excellent hub with awesome collection of pictures. It is nice to inform that Government of India is taking action against unauthorized towers.

Thanks and thumbs up for sharing. I personally do not use much cell phones.

Jyoti Kothari

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 26, 2010:

No I do not have a blog or any other site, just this hub. Sorry this time PJ but I think I need to create one.

Pj on January 26, 2010:

do you have a blog or something about the cultural effects on cellular phones? or can you link me to some?

tnx for your info, :)

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 25, 2010:

It scared me too when I first got to know about this. This is really serious friend.

(; on January 25, 2010:

Sheeze this really scares me.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2010:

Happy hubbing to you too friend.

allergy1 from United Arab Emirates on January 24, 2010:

Thanx for the alert!! happy hubing.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 07, 2010:

Yes, I agree abnertegan that we cannot avoid or get rid of mobile phones or cell phones totally but we should take some preventative steps now or it will be too late. Thanks for the link though.

abnertegan from United Kingdom on January 07, 2010:

good post..we try to make less use of mobile phone in our life, but not avoid them..

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 02, 2010:

Hi Cheshire Web Design, actually I do not exactly understand your question. Please elaborate a bit so that I can provide you an answer.

Cheshire Web Design on January 02, 2010:

What about internet mobile devices they will be always on streaming radiation to the handset, for example apple iPhone

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on December 19, 2009:

Thank you so much GadgetGoat.NET for finding this hub interesting and for your comments.

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