Studies show that the mobile phone can become a carcinogenic product, depending on the amount of time a person uses it daily. Given this, the Attorney General of the Republic and the Public Ministry (MP) of Minas Gerais filed an action in Federal Court to compel the companies product manufacturers in the country to inform, and packs of units, the level of radiation emitted by them – called Specific absorption rate (SAR).
Ana Alice Vieira Barbosa, clinical oncologist CQAI (Centre of Antiblástica Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy), the measure can help to alert the population about the risks of the use of the mobile device. According to the doctor, using the instrument in excess (since in direct contact with the skin) can cause heating of the cells of the nervous system and, in the long term, develop a brain tumor (Glioma).
“According to latest study, to cause this damage, you would need to use the phone for about 30 minutes a day for 10 years”, explains Ana Alice. “If the person needs to use it any longer, it is recommended that she use accessories such as headset or speakerphone conversation”, completes the oncologist.
She warns that children are more vulnerable than adults in this case, for two reasons: “(in the future, they accumulate) over years in contact with the unit, in addition to the child’s brain be somewhat smaller. Hence the importance of orienting, early on, to use the phone properly “.
Last year, the who (World Health Organisation) has already warned the world about a possible brain cancer risk to people who use the mobile device. On the picture, the entity also suggested the use of headphones and speakerphone conversations for those who usually use the product for a long time during the day.
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