Is Your Smartphone Harmful to Your Health?
Is it true that smartphones are dangerous for your health? The news that the newest iPhone has a built-in GPS device seems to have started the latest argument about whether or not they are helpful tools for the smartphone user. While the GPS function does provide directions, they are not always accurate. This can lead to people missing out on simple trips and make them more likely to wander off.
Another problem is that Wi-Fi connections can bring people in contact with each other who do not have good intentions. This can cause a person to inadvertently get ill from contact with another person with the same illness. This is why it is important for you to keep an eye on your health to check if you are susceptible to such illnesses. In fact, there is even a recent study that has been conducted to discover the various health issues that can affect you over the internet.
The issue has been brought into the light after a study was undertaken which aimed to see how people who surf the internet used their smartphones. The study found that these devices were used to access sexual, adult content. This is of course a massive concern, especially since there are so many viruses and spyware that are easily obtainable through a smartphone. These will then cause serious damage to your computer, your privacy, and your health.
Another study has been carried out to determine if there are any health issues that can be associated with the long-term use of smartphone apps. This study looked at pregnant women and kids under the age of twelve. They were all found to suffer from the same health issues including sleep problems, headaches, nausea and dizziness. The reason for this is because these apps are filled with things like pictures, videos, emoticons and various other random junk-ified material which are all unsuitable for a child to view.
In addition to this, the Android OS on these devices can also cause a host of problems. This basically means that you could be downloading and using applications that are riddled with dangerous malware and other forms of malicious software. When this is coupled with poor security settings and an unstable smartphone browser (which unfortunately many people use) then it really isn’t safe to use a smartphone for anything.
There are obviously a number of health issues that can arise from a smartphone. However, by taking just a few precautions then can really help to protect your health. First off, make sure that you use a reputable and secure internet service (ISP). Secondly, don’t ever download anything onto your phone that you’re not 100% sure about, and make sure you always backup your data (just in case). By following this advice you can avoid the risk of getting harmfully infected with viruses, adware, malware or other malicious software.