Are cell-phones really necessary?
In the recent era, mobile phone has become part and parcel of one’s life and though it is very important mode of communication, its demerits are beyond one’s imagination. Mobile phone’s electro-magnetic radiation creates harmful heat energy that is likely to cause cancer, brain tumors, impotency, hereditary deformities, memory loss, headache etc.
Dr. Jonas Hordell surveyed on 1,617 patients of brain tumor and concluded increased risk of cancer in those, who used mobile phones excessively. Auditory nerves are susceptible to increased risk of permanent deafness by 30%. Finland’s research Institution ‘Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority’ has proved that brain’s side close to which mobile phone is kept while attending a call, is 39% more prone to brain cancer than the other side. University of Washington has surveyed on rats and found that radiation of mobile phone adversely impacts their reproductive systems, so much so that their 5th generation’s reproductive capability is completely lost.
Australia’s Melbourne University’s researchers have come to a conclusion that mobile and other electronic devices create electromagnetic radiation, as a result of which invisible fog is created, which increases the chances of mental depression and high blood pressure that results in increased number of suicide rate. Israel’s Dr. Siegal Sadetzki has explained that constant use of mobile phone increases cancer’s probability by 50-58%.
Through various researches, it has been proved that excessive usage of mobile phone causes negative impact on health and when signal bars of mobile phones are comparatively less in number (at some remote/inaccessible locations), these devices create much more negative radiations than usual. Mobile phone towers are as harmful as mobile phones. German surveys prove that residents within the range of 400 meters from mobile towers are three times more likely to suffer from carcinogenic effects in the span of 10 years. The people living on the upper storey in such buildings have much increased chances of getting brain tumors.
Sweden’s researchers have clarified that children/teenagers are more prone to brain cancers. ‘Unlimited talk value’ options are made available to the people who talk excessively and unnecessarily for hours. It not only wastes time but also money & energy and is more responsible for making children, teenagers and youngsters characterless & sick. Researchers have proved that mobile phone’s radiation is very harmful and therefore, it must not be kept in the room where one sleeps. Excessive usage of mobile phone has ruined one’s peace of mind. It may ring in the temple, hospital, graveyard or even at someone’s funeral. One who uses mobile phones excessively, forgets to communicate with the people sitting around and comfortably talks to someone, who might be much far away, for hours.
Certain education boards and institutions have prohibited the use of mobile phones owing to students’ distraction towards studies. It is also seen that by using mobile phones, male-students plan to see their girl friends at certain places without parents’ permission that may cause further negative repercussion. Excessive use of mobile phones while driving has increased the number of road accidents; therefore it is made punishable by law to talk while driving.
Washington’s professor (Psychology) Patricia has concluded that children who resort to digital media, are adversely affected as their capability of face reading and emotional skills are much reduced as compared to others; reason being, they are hardly in contact with others to understand their body language and facial expressions.
Further, such children have poor grammatical knowledge and the language used in their communication via SMS is not accurate, therefore their spelling learning capability is also badly influenced.
‘BlackBerry thumb’ occurs due to overuse of mobile keypad. Symptoms of BlackBerry thumb include aching and throbbing pain in the thumb or sometimes other fingers and in the wrist too. Part of the syndrome of BlackBerry thumb is disability of the hands.
Foreigners have become aware in this regard and have been providing health friendly mobile phones to customers. America and Europe have developed mobile phone prohibited zones, for which legal sanctions have been enforced.
Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu (referred to as “Bapuji”) always preaches to prefer land line connection to mobile phones. In order to maintain one’s health and save money, time & energy, one ought to use the same in spiritual up-liftment rather than worldly unnecessary prattles and chats.
A renowned daily has covered the news of side effects of mobile phones in Taiwan, where a husband files a petition for divorce from his wife on the grounds that his wife is so much addicted to smart phone that she can’t manage to take care of her children, keep the house clean or handle household chores timely; and that she doesn’t even pay required attention to children’s medication, when required. Such cases may increase in number in developing countries like India too, in near future.
According to Bapuji, one’s time is precious; life is not “unlimited”, unlike the “talk-time” of mobile phones. At the end of life, one cannot breathe more than what is destined and cannot even utter an extra single word. One must utilize this precious time by singing the glory of the world’s most precious one- The Lord.
When Pujya Bapuji, a saint who is incarcerated for past more than a year, has been leading a very simple life in prison and has made it a pilgrimage by utilizing time, why can’t we use our time in singing glory of that God and the Self-Realized saint – Bapuji, by understanding value of time and pray to God for his immediate release in the false case?