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Things We Shouldn’t Be Doing With Mobile Phones

We take our mobile phones with us everywhere, even some times in the shower and in bed. However, by keeping your phone in some places could be quite dangerous for your health and your device

There is no day where you can find a person without a phone. And the number of cell phone users worldwide is rising constantly!

We take our mobile phones with us everywhere, even some times in the shower and in bed. However, by keeping your phone in some places could be quite dangerous for your health.

Places where you should not keep your mobile phones:

There are few places where you should not keep your mobile, this would probably lead to your health damage. Here are few list

Back pocket

This is one of the most comfortable places to carry your phone and many do so by putting their mobiles in the back pocket of your pants. But by choosing this place, we can face a lot of problems as per experts.

If you often feel pain in your stomach and legs then This can also be a consequence of the phone in your pocket.

Other accidental consequences like Phones that have especially the touchscreens. They react to more than just fingers. For this reason, it’s very easy to dial an emergency number and not even know about it. It t was shown that 30% of calls to 911 are accidental.

When cell phones are on, connected to a wireless network, and placed in a pocket, the radiation is two to seven times higher than if it were placed in a purse or holster

Front pocket

This is especially for men since men don’t carry bags, so it’s more convenient for them to put their phone in a front pocket. But considering the man’s health, this can lead to health issues according to studies.

Studies have proved that the electromagnetic radiation of a phone adversely affects the quality and quantity of sperm. The longer a man keeps a phone in his pants, the higher the risk related to the reproductive system.

Bra

The reason of this Is also similar , the cell hone radiations are at the blame. Since the cell phone radiations are associated with the cancer formation, there is high likely chances that ladies who keep their mobile in bra are at high risk of breast cancer. So it’s better not to keep it there.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer also found that cell phone radiation is additionally carcinogenic to humans. Merely sitting on your phone could cause health issues such as sciatica or other back problems as well.

On your hip

According to the recent research, the people who are carrying their phone near their thigh shown the weaking of  the hip bones. So take care of your bones, and put the device in a dense bag.

Against your skin

Don’t keep your mobile against your skin. When ever you are doing this, the bacteria from the screen and the phone buttons are transferred to the skin of your face, and the electromagnetic radiation becomes even closer.

While you are talking in your mobile leave at least 0.5-1.5 cm between the device and your skin and other good and the best option is to use the ear phones while talking.

On the charger

Speaking with the charger on can intensify the radiations and there are high chances that the fire accidents can happen and there are case reports recorded who used the mobiles during charging their mobiles met with blast and fire accidents.

Stroller

Moms when in hurry often put their phone in a stroller. Some researchers argue that this is unsafe. The impact of cell phones on children can be the cause of such behavioral problems as hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.

Under your pillow

This is one of the most common habits one do by putting phone under your pillow. There are several reasons for this:

  • At night, notifications often come in, making the screen glow. Extraneous light affects the production of melanin. All this leads to problems with sleep, which is very important for the body.

 

  • Over long periods of time, electromagnetic radiation causes headaches and dizziness.
  • There have been cases of phone explosions and fires. When covering your phone with a pillow, you increase the chances of this. A phone gives off heat when charging, and the heat will not escape from under the fabric of a pillow. (source)

Apart from the human health various day to day activities that we don’t keep a note can lead to damage to the mobile phone. here are few list of precautions to take while using mobile phones

Cold places

Don’t leave your mobile phones for long time in the street or in the car. The temperature difference is very harmful to gadgets especially mobile phones.

When you bring your device back into a warm place, condensation forms, and this can lead to problems with the internal details of the phone. If you often go outside in the cold season, buy a “warm” phone case.

Hot places

High temperatures are also be harmful to electronics. In hot weather, it is not recommended that you leave your phone in the car or on the beach. Also, it is better not to keep it next to the oven.

It’s not that your phone “overloads” with power, but heat buildup, from stacking things on top of your phone or keeping it under your pillow, makes your phone hotter and battery-damaging—mainly if you use knock-off cables, pcmag.com reports.

The extreme sun and heat at the beach is a recipe for phone disaster. Protect your device after you finish taking beautiful beach pictures.

Anywhere in your bathroom

It’s not a good idea to take your mobile into the bathroom.

Even if you keep your device on a counter or away from the toilet, anything within three feet of a flushing one could end up with bacteria or viruses in the air, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. “The detection of bacteria and viruses falling out onto surfaces in bathrooms after flushing indicated that they remain airborne long enough to settle on surfaces throughout the bathroom,” wrote the study authors.

Near the pool

If you are carrying your phone while going swimming then it’s time to be alert.

The habit of keeping a phone with your beach towel makes your phone fry like anything. With exposure to direct sunlight, the mobile’s body gets heated up thus making it vulnerable to damage.


Certain metals of phone become active in longer exposure to direct sunlight and may start leaking causing damage to your phone. So next time when you go for a beach bath, leave your phone at your hotel room or in your bag.

Avoid the flame

Many people especially housewives have a habit of chatting on phone while cooking. It could be very dangerous both for women as well as for their mobile.

In case of mobile, the materials used in their architecture are flammable and may explode if come in contact with hot flame of stove.

Using it with gloves in hand

Yes this may sound strange but is true.

If you do have a tendency of texting while you are wearing gloves, then that would be a bad idea.

Phone heats up when come in contact of any negatively charged material like wool. This may result in battery corrosion leading to its leakage.

Contact with metal

When your phone battery comes in contact with certain metals like chromium, arsenic or palladium it starts showing corrosion. It has been found that in some cases it may cause a short circuit.

Common places where one should restrict mobile use :

There are few common places where you may go in day to day bases or quite often. There are few list of common social places you should not be using your mobile or resist the amount of usage.

On a plane

Yes, this one is obvious that you would have heard number of times announcements in the flight , about keeping your mobiles in flight mode or switch off.

Cell phones and wireless devices such as laptops represent a different concern. They emit active transmissions on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is used by devices that include phones, radios and Wi-Fi networks. Cell phone call could interfere with the bands reserved for aircraft communications or GPS navigation systems.

So think before using a mobile phone during flight !

Pop concerts

This is because the artists are getting sick of gazing into a sea camera phones staring back at them. So they’re banning them. Alicia Keys has gone even further, by giving every concert attendee a sealed, lockable pouch they must place their phones into to gain access to the gig. The only way to check your messages is to exit and unlock the bag.

Digital detox resorts

when you feel you want to get serious about ungluing your phone from your hand, head somewhere where they physically take it away the mobile from you.

Them the digital detox places like from sailing trips to yoga retreats where you can finally experience the world without a phone clutched in your hand, infact you are not allowed to use the phone in those places.

At the Hospital

The “No Cellphone” sign in hospitals especially you see in the waiting room is there for a reason.

This is because the Radio-frequency energy from cellphones can still interfere with pacemakers and defibrillators. So think before using the phone in hospitals , it might be effecting someone’s health.

In the Locker Room

Most gyms have clear rules written for forbidding cellphones from locker rooms, but we know that they are rarely enforced. After all, when do you ever see a gym employee stationed in the locker room on cellphone patrol?

Most cellphones now have cameras, and these rules are in place for your privacy protection. It’s easy to snap a secret picture and even more easy to share it with the world.

At Dinner

This would be shocking for you , yes A 2012 survey asked 100,000 singles to share their biggest first date deal-breakers, and the No. 1 most offensive thing was seeing a date on a cellphone or texting.

surprising ! but true

In the Car

Thirty-nine states have banned the use of texting while driving, and 10 states have outlawed cellphone usage while driving all together.

But despite these laws and nationwide PSA campaigns, millions of drivers still pick up their phones while in the car. The study has shown that up to 25 percent of crashes are the result of distractions, so leave the phone on silent while behind the wheel.

In Any Theater

We all see a highly produced commercial reminder to silence our phones before a movie, but don’t forget this rule at other performances.

Don’t just hit “ignore” when the phone rings; texting is a no-no because that LED screen can be quite distracting as well.

Places in the world where mobile phones are banned from usage :

There are few places in the world that permanently ban the usage of the mobile phones as per laws. Here are few list of places you should leave your phones behind before visiting them.

The American desert

The government has not installed cell phone towers in large swathes of the American desert, this is probably very impossible to keep in touch when you’re travelling across them as your phone won’t work.

In areas around the Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, it’s impossible to use your phone. Instead, watch the scenery roll by and enjoy the view of a horizon.

North Korea

North Korea has a long list of restrictions about various issues and out of it  the mobile phones are one.

You can only bring your phone inside North Korea if it’s an approved model, you must get a North Korean SIM card and you can’t use it to contact anyone in North Korea. There’s only one mobile network and signal strength is unreliable.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The visitors of this famous museum are discouraged from using their phones and cameras, but instead they are encouraged to sketch the artworks they’re gazing at rather than Snapchatting them.

Caribbean beaches

The owner of multiple Caribbean resorts, has banned the use of mobile phones on its beaches.

They want to promote the visitor’s full relaxation and the enjoyment of the gorgeous, white-sand beaches and, as a result, phones and laptops aren’t allowed within a half-mile radius of the main beaches.

French restaurants

Petit Jardin, one of the restaurants in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, three hours northwest from Marseille. This is the place where the phones are completely banned. Rules are strict.

A diner when seen using a phone will be given a yellow card by a waiter, with a whistle blown loudly so other customers can see what they’re doing.

Offend done again and you’ll be given a red card and escorted from the premises. So eat your delicious French food without seeing your mobiles.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

The Phones were very much banned in this famous nature reserve in 2015.

The rule come after the guides were using their phones to notify each other when they had spotted a leopard or another interesting animal.

The guides were then driving their vehicles at rapid speeds to try and get a look, which was distressing for the wild animal. Additionally, the frequency and sound of mobile phones often disturbs the animals, so visitors are asked to keep them on silent.

Green Bank, America

Green Bank, a beautiful place in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, is surrounded by a vast forest and is a base for researchers to listen to exploding galaxies at the edge of the universe.

The noise emitted by them is so faint, it’s around a billionth of a billionth of a millionth of a watt. A mobile phone, even when it’s not being used, emits around three watts of sound and swamps the noise scientists are trying to pick up. Wi-Fi is also banned, and researchers often go door to door politely asking citizens to turn off appliances.

The Sistine Chapel, Italy

The guards in this famous place of worship prohibit the usage of the mobiles especially for photos or videos.

It’s a definite no-no here for you to pull out your phone and start gramming your travels here.

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