STUDY OF EFFECTS OF CELL PHONE ON EAR

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Published: 2015-06-17

Page: 6-23


NILAM U. SATHE *

Department of ENT and Head – Neck Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

DHANASHREE CHIPLUNKAR

Department of ENT and Head – Neck Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

MANOJ PATIL

Department of ENT and Head – Neck Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Introduction: The widespread use of mobile telephones has given rise to concern about potential influence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on human health. Mobile phones emit a pulsed high frequency electromagnetic (EM) field that may have adverse effects. They transmit and receive microwave radiation at frequencies mainly ranged between 800 and 2000 MHz [1], which excites rotation of water molecules and some organic molecules, but is non-ionising [1] and so, would not be expected to damage DNA. This microwave radiation has been reported to have thermal and non- thermal effects in humans.

Materials and Methods: 50 patients having symptoms after using cell phones regularly >10 min/day without having any external, middle & inner ear anatomical or pathological abnormalities, systemic diseases, not on ototoxic drugs, no history of ear  trauma or exposure to loud noise were observed from period of 2008 -2010.

Conclusions: following precautions need to be taken.

  • Limit use of mobile phone for short duration
  • Buy your mobile phone from genuine company with low SAR value.
  • Try to use ear phones or head phones or in loud speaker mode.
  • Avoid use in pregnant females and in children.
  • Don’t use defective mobile phones.
  • Avoid direct contact of mobile phone to ear.
  • If possible, use landline phone or text messaging instead of mobile phone.
  • Do not make a call when the signal strength is weak.

Keywords: Effects of cell Phone: ear


How to Cite

SATHE, N. U., CHIPLUNKAR, D., & PATIL, M. (2015). STUDY OF EFFECTS OF CELL PHONE ON EAR. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(1), 6–23. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/1322

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