7. Causes Poor Vision
The eyes are particularly vulnerable to heating effects from radio waves emitted from mobile phones.
Plus, over exposure to the blue-violet light emitted from your mobile screen has the potential to put you at greater risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
As the mobile screens are smaller than computer screens, you are more likely to squint and strain your eyes while reading messages.
It is human tendency to bring the device closer to your eyes and not blink enough while texting or reading texts. These habits strain your eyes.
In a 2010 study carried out at Charotar University of Science and Technology, scientists studied the impact of electromagnetic waves on human eyes and concluded that excessive use of mobile devices can lead to early cataracts. It can also affect the retinas, corneas and other ocular systems of the eyes.
To protect your vision, you must get your eyes tested regularly and take regular breaks from your handheld device.
8. Leads to Spinal Misalignment and Pain
It’s common for users to constantly tilt downward to look at their phones. This is really bad your spine as well as your posture.
If you have the habit of holding your mobile phone between your neck and shoulders as you multitask, it can put a strain on your neck and back.
This can lead to neck and back pain, ranging from a chronic, nagging pain to sharp and even severe upper back muscle spasms.
As cell phones employ constant use of your hands, especially your thumbs when typing text messages and emails, it can cause tendonitis or inflammation. This can be a reason behind aching, cramping and throbbing pain in the area.
If the problem is not taken care of, it can lead to osteoarthritis of the thumb over time.