Mobile phone radiation regulations and effects

Mobile phone radiation regulation
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The mobile radiation regulation is very important as it effectively utilize technology and the human life span. Also, the increase in the production of mobile phones is a great thing with several effects in communities. New styles, features, and varieties of user interfaces are being incorporated into mobile phones every season. These improvements are to meet the demand and advancement of mobile phone networks. With these improvements, we’ve seen a large purchase of mobile phones by consumers increase.

Mobile phones now have large memory for applications, more battery capability, improve charging ports, more screen protection, sleek surfaces, and more. The more the improvements, the more worrisome it is to know that it may likely pose a threat to the human environment. There are several cases of the danger of mobile phones, especially while in operation.


Lithium-ion delivers the power needed to operate a mobile phone. A small battery for a mini phone contains large quantities of energy, and this can overheat if it isn’t kept well enough. Overheated batteries can explode, sending incandescent fragments out of a phone that can spark a fire. This overheated battery from mobile phones causes an explosion.

Also, consumers can receive a second-degree burn from overheated batteries; a report disclosed that a young boy was burnt when his phone battery overheated while is the phone was stored in his pocket. A mobile is capable of keeping bacteria for a long time which can infect humans and even lead to death. Bacteria can stay on the phone for ages; most times they don’t pose a direct threat, but they can be dangerous if you have a weak immune system.

Lithium-ion batteries are fragile to handle; mistakenly dropping the phone into the water can shorten the circuit of its battery. We’ve seen cases of people trying to re-use old batteries, and this has caused pollution that can be a detriment to their health. Most times the battery leaks acid and other harmful elements into the ground creating severe environmental pollution.


EMF (Electro-Magnetic Field Discharge) is a concern to the human environment. By switching on the phone, the phone emits potentially harmful EMFs that can disrupt sleep patterns. Addiction to mobile phones is alarming as well, as health associations are concerned with the increasing EMF. When the mobile phone is held up to the ear, some percentage of radiation from the phone penetrates the brain. This radiation is more in children.

This EMF radiation causes headaches, cancer, memory loss, changes in the electrical activities of the brain, fatigue, eye problem, cardiovascular stress, reduced melatonin, impaired immune system, genetic damage, and most times a break in the brain. Trying to keep the phone at a far distance may reduce dangers but it doesn’t eliminate it.


The cell phone communicates with its tower all the time, and more power is generated by the mobile phone. The standards of mobile phones have made them vary their ability to operate at the minimum power necessary for communications. Therefore, running at maximum power rarely occurs. The standard for mobile phone radiation is 1.6 watts of energy per kilogram of human body weight because of the thermal effects of mobile radiation.

The frequency range is vital for wireless communications infrastructure, and existing 2G, 3G, and 4G networks use frequencies between 600 MHz to 3.5 GHz. Household wireless devices such as baby monitors, garage door openers, and security systems use other frequencies in this same range. The 5G cellular network uses a higher frequency near millimeter-wave band 24 GHz to 52 GHz. Atmospheric gases can take in the 5G millimeter wave, so smaller cells like the size of a city block form a standard for the 5G network.

Effect of 5G network

5G was designed to use free bandwidth of a very large frequency millimeter wave. These millimeter waves penetrate less into the biological tissue and it penetrates more into the body surface.  The effect of this radiation on public health has yet to undergo serious scrutiny, but there is evidence that it could harm the human skin because the human skin will act as an absorbing block for millimeter-wave; This is acceptable as long as it doesn’t violate wavelength standards.

The question is if our bodies will be a sure conductor to this radiation. Millimeter-wave might also be a serious threat to plants, and to our planet’s atmosphere. The implementation of 5G will require the deployment of many satellites emitting carbons into the atmosphere, affecting the distribution of ozone and increasing environmental temperatures. There are also reports on its effect on birds and bee ecosystem.

About EPA

However, some standards have been put in place to regulate hazardous environmental concerns caused by mobile phones. EPA (Environment Protection Agency) reports have also helped in solving health concerns caused by mobile phones; the objectives of these reports are to regulate the use of developing RF radiation exposure and thus provide guidance for the general public.

They list laws and regulations as well as procedures and policies used to manage mobile phones. EPA outlines safety concerns and called for more protective limits. And they subsequently fund teams on the research of health risks caused by EMFs. Some of the recommended standards include an aerial on a base station, transmitting and receiving RF radiation at frequencies between 870 and 960 megahertz (MHz).

Reducing the number and length of calls, or time spent using a wireless device. Using a hands-free device to keep the mobile phone away from your head. Always increase the distance between your body and the wireless device, and many more precautions by the EPA.


Mobile phones today, have taken into consideration several precautions in their development. They have included several new features which follow the standards previously stated and have transformed the way people use their phones. Significant health risks have been resolved, and more research has been done to solve critical issues that may arise.

The mobile phone has become a primary necessity of the modern world; it remains a wonder how affordable they are. A mobile phone camera has transformed the way pictures are taken and stored; photos can be stored and transferred from one mobile phone to another. Many mobile phones have a classic display of images taken due to their improved pixels. Mobile cameras have become so advanced that video recording is a cool feature. Nowadays, quality pictures and videos are desired more than any other element in the purchase of a mobile phone. It’s so lovely to see these advancements, as it makes the world a better place to live.


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