PHYSICAL, ECONOMICAL & SOCIAL .
Cell phone & how it works
Negative effects of cell phone
1. physical effects
a) effects on brain
b) effects on rest of the body
2. economical effects
a) direct effects
b) indirect effects
3. social effects
a) effects on human behaviors
b) effects on girls
c) use for criminal activities
d) creation of undesirable relationship between the opposite sexes
“Mobile phone” a common sound now a day in our life and a hidden thread for our life
which about we are really unconscious and careless. Now a days mobile phone become a part of
fashion. By this way consciously or unconsciously we destroy ourselves. We will shocked if we
heard that a cell phone can destroy our brain, badly damaged our heart, can destroy our family
happiness, destroy our social status. Cell phone is just like rats which destroy the home where it
lives. But it’s very important that we need to think about mobile phone for second time.
Cell phone is a radioactive device. Base-station and a mobile phone always radiate radiation
and some of the radio frequency is responsible for skin cancer. Cell phone technology uses
smaller wave length’s frequencies and which frequency is so high and this type of high
frequency can cause heart attack. Widespread use of cell phone is having several negative effects
on our society in the physical, mental, economical and social level.
For the availability of cell phone any one can buy a cell phone whether he or she needs it or
not. That’s why communication with each other has become so easier and phone friendship,
phone affair (Relationship between a girl and boy), extra marital affair has become common in
the society life. And result of this type of phone relationship or mobile relationship is very
dangerous and sometimes it can take one’s life. Mobile phone is creating unstable, unreliable,
and problematic social relationship. For the criminal’s cell phone is a bless of god because the
communication with the gang members has become easier. Threats through mobile phone has
now become very common.
We are familiar with the idea of sound teasing girls through mobile phone. To protect our
women society from the disturbance of unwanted mobile calls our cell phone service providers
are promoting new services with new style with new business policy that is so called “call block”
service. It’s really a big social problem for us but we are totally unconcerned about it. The cell
phone service providers are showing that they are doing lots of social works and if they can they
will sacrifice themselves for mankind but they are creating a social problem and they are totally
careless about it. Not only that but also they are doing business with this self creating social
problem. And this type of service is too much expensive with respect to our economical status.
And they affect us economically. From the above statement we can say that they are so selfish
and they can do anything for their profit. And they hide the information that cell phone
radiation is adversely affects our health. Even though cell phone has many advantages but we
have to think about the disadvantages otherwise we will loose a peaceful society.
Cell phone is radio frequency device and it is also responsible for radiation. It’s a
wireless system and it is use various frequencies to communicate. Frequencies are responsible
for radiation and microwave oven is example of this type of radiation.
BASIC COMPONENT OF MOBILE PHONE :
1. Mobile station(MS)
2. base station or access point(BS=BTS+BSC)
3. mobile switching center (MSC)
FREQUENCY USED BY CELL PHONE SYSTEM :
The radio spectrum, 3 KHz- 300 GHz, is divided into eight frequency bands, from VLF
(Very Low Frequency) to EHF (Extremely High Frequency) . Low frequencies bounce on the
earth surface and in the atmosphere and can reach very far – to other countries or continents.
High frequencies, above ~ 3 GHz are sensitive to shadowing and need line of sight (compare
with radio links). The cellular systems use frequencies around 1 GHz in the UHF (Ultra High
Frequency) band and that is high enough to get the right cell size and low enough to have
frequencies that can go through and bounce on buildings.
Picture 2 : Frequency Table of GSM System
Effects on brain :
A cell phone radiation is very dangerous and it can cook your brain within 65 minute and it is
proved by two russian journalist. Vladimir Lagovski and Andrei Moiseynko from
Komsomolskaya Pravda Newspaper in Moscow decided to learn first-hand how harmful cell
phones are. There is no magic in cooking with your cell phone. The secret is in the radio waves
that the cell phone radiates.
picture 3: Vladimir Lagovski and Andrei Moiseynko
The journalist created a simple microwave structure as shown in the picture.
picture 4 : two mobile phone & egg.
They called from one cell phone to the other and both phones are on talking mode. They
placed a tape recorder next to phones to imitate sounds of speaking so the phones would stay
15 minutes: The egg became slightly warm.
25 minutes: The egg became very warm.
40 minutes: The egg became very hot.
65 minutes: The egg was cooked. (As you can see.)
picture 3 : cooked egg
Effects on body :
Cell Phones use electromagnetic radiation(EMR) in the microwave range, which is depending
on the cell phone network system (i.e. CDMA, GSM, 3G, TDMA, etc.). Some cell phone
transmit a regular transmission for polling information to the nearest cell site. In this case, we
would be getting exposed to some low level radiation.
Mobile phones transmit using radio frequency radiation (RFR). It is Depending on the
network this can range between 800MHz and 3GHz. These are radio frequencies located within
the electromagnetic spectrum. X-rays which are known to cause cancer and ionizing radiation are
also within the electromagnetic spectrum and some researchers believe this should be harmful to
Cell phone uses microwave to communicate with base station to mobile switching center.
These microwave is used to cook food e.g. Microwave oven. It’s true that in our city base
stations are situated on our top of the building i.e. on our head. Those base stations are harmful
and harming us just likes slow poisoning. The thing to keep in mind is that radio frequency (RF)
transmissions are dangerous. it is well documented that high levels of RF are DANGEROUS!
Cell phones transmit at much lower energy levels, but their consistent and prolonged use may
well have a cumulative effect. High levels of RFR can cause health effects through heating the
human body (thermal effects), resulting in headaches and possibly other symptoms.
Economical effect of cell phone :
Economically cell phone affects us in two way directly and indirectly. The cell phone service
provider make mobile phone and SIM card price cheaper and call rate is highest. People buy a
cell phone because of cheapest price but when one buy a mobile then he is fallen in trap and
he is starting calling and chatting and unconsciously invite an extra cost.
The profit of cell phone service provider companies is too much. Grameen phone earn
revenue 5440 core for year 2008. it is really big amount in respect to our economical status. And
we just use this large amount of money only for talking. It’s true that we are unconsciously
wasting our money.
Social effects of cell phone :
Effects on human behavior :
Cell phone is dramatically affects our behavior. Slowly it changes our daily life’s common
attitudes. Sometime its makes us lire. And it is really a common scenery for us that lying through
cell phone. Sometimes I m also utilize this beneficial use of cell phone. For example if any one
get money from the x and calling x for asking money. Person x will receive the call but he will
lie if he has no money. Person x will say that I m not at home or I m very far from home even
though he is at home. Now I narrate a true story one of friends. One day we all fix a program that
we all go for out of Dhaka for a day. One of my friends said that he won’t be able to go with us
because of sickness. All of we feel very sorrow for him and we cancel our tour and we decide to
go to his home. After reaching at his home we were really shocked that he was quite well and he
was lying because he had fixed a date with his girl friend. He says than his girl friend makes this
date last night suddenly that’s why he was lie through mobile phone. Its true that a mobile phone
is useful device but it makes us lire. We know that “lie is mother of evil”. But this mobile phone
makes us lire unconsciously. Sometimes boy friend is telling lie with his girl friend through
mobile phone and girls are also telling lie with her boy friend. It is happening because we can’t
judge truth through mobile phone. And I have seen a drama where the writer show how and
when a boy saying lie with his girlfriend. (Houseful)
Mobile phone is a bless for the criminals. Mobile phone make the whole world in our hand. It
makes the large distance a little one. And that’s why criminals can communicate with their gang
members easily and they don’t need to take any risk to meet with all the gang members. And
we heard that criminals are continuing their criminal activities from abroad through mobile
phone. They threat the businessman or their target through mobile phone to pay them large
amount of money. I have seen it one of the daily news paper. I have really shocked that the cell
phone operator are not careful about this criminal activities. I have get this information from a
CNG owner MR RIJVI AHMMED, he said that when a CNG is theft then the thief demand large
amount of money to return the CNG but the money should have to pay through mobile phone i.e.
“Flexi load” (MR RIJVI AHMMED. Personal interview. 3 august 2009). The thief demand
money and get money safely through mobile phone but the cell phone service provider doesn’t
take any step to stop this type of criminal activities. But if they wish they can help the police to
catch the criminals within few minutes but they are not as much helpful as much they have to be.
They think about their profit and if a number is active then they will get some money through
this number. This problem is occurred because of availability of cell phone i.e. selling SIM card
without authorized identification. The cell phone service provider is not aware for registering the
SIM card and the government is also careless to apply the rules properly. When the police are
trying to identify the culprit they can’t because of unauthorized or invalid registration. Any one
can buy a cell number without providing any proper identification papers.
Negative Effects on girls :
Mobile phone is creating a new way of disturbing the girls. All of us familiar with that teasing
girls through mobile phone. Some naughty boys are creating this problem with the help of cell
phone. Those boys get lots of fun by doing this nasty work. Sometimes girls are threaten by the
naughty boys when a girl refuse a boy to become his valentine. Then the boy just collects her
cell number and spread it to others and all of us know the other scenery. Mobile phone is
essential for communication but it is really creating a social problem for the girls.
We are familiar with the idea of teasing girls through mobile phone and the cell phone service
provider use this idea for business purpose. To protect our women society from the disturbance
of unwanted mobile calls our cell phone service providers are promoting new services with new
style with new business policy that is so called “CALL BLOCK” service. It’s really a big social
problem for us but we are totally unconcerned about it. The cell phone service provider is just
doing business and don’t cordial about this problem. They can terminate the cell number and
warn the owner of the cell number to do not disturb any one again. By this action the bad guys
will be careful and afraid to do this type of nasty disturbance. The cell phone service providers
are showing that they are doing lots of social works and if they can they will sacrifice
themselves for mankind but they are creating a social problem and they are totally careless about
it. Not only that but also they are doing business with this social problem. And this type of
service is too much expensive with respect to our economical status. And they affect us
economically. From the above statement we can say that they are so selfish and they can do
anything for their profit. And they hide the information that cell phone radiation is adversely
affects our health. Even though cell phone has many advantages but we have to think about the
disadvantages otherwise we will loose a peaceful society.
Creation of undesirable relationship between opposite sexes :
Mobile phone is also responsible for creating extra marital affairs. When a married man or
woman feel lonely then they want do something that will remove their loneliness. Some times
they start talking with unknown to remove their loneliness. And after that they become friend
and then they fallen in love with each other. And it is also true for all unmarried boys and girls.
Educated and uneducated both societies are victim of this social problem. The cell phone service
providers are promoting new services e.g. “mobile chat” where any one will get new friends and
this service is too much expensive. Any one can be cheated through this service. Sometimes
frauds are putting their names to trap a girl or a boy. And I was shocked by seeing this news in
“The Daily Ittefaq” that a doctor was killed by her boyfriend and she knew that boy through cell
phone. At first they were unknown and then they became friend without meeting with each
other and then they fallen in love with each other without seeing or knowing each other properly
just depending on chatting through mobile phone. And at last the boy killed the girl. So think
how dangerous it is? There is no advertisement or proper actions to protest this social problem.
And that’s why this type of problems are increasing. Everyone should active to protest this
problem specially the government, the social affair organizations and the cell phone service
Sometimes the essential thing can be harmful for us same as cell phone and we cant go
without it but we have to be careful about its harmful effects. . From the above discussion we can
say that service providers are so selfish and they can do anything for their profit. And they hide
the information that cell phone radiation is adversely affects our health. Even though cell phone
has many advantages but we have to think about the disadvantages otherwise we will loose a
peaceful society. Everyone should active to protect this problem specially the government, the
social affair organizations and the cell phone service providers. We have to think about cell
phone for second time. We have to be more careful because it is a hidden threat for our life and
for our society.
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base station or access point(BS=BTS+BSC)
mobile switching center (MSC
UHF (Ultra High Frequency)
VLF (Very Low Frequency)
EHF (Extremely High Frequency)
GSM (Global System for Mobile)