It is said that life begins at 40! Well, it could be true since this is the age when most people already reach their established life. But this is also the age when degenerative health problems begin to appear. Osteoporosis is one of them. Like it or not, people at 40 starts to get the risk of osteoporosis. Without huge concern on it, it could become huge problem when you get older.
There are many factors affecting the risk of osteoporosis and there are tons of articles already talk about it. What this article wants to reveal is the correlation between cellphone radiation and osteoporosis. Off course we already well informed about long lasting controversy of cellphone radiation. Despite of its multipurpose benefits, cellphone emitted electromagnetic radiation that could give bad effects to our body.
However, most of us may not very familiar how cell phone radiation could increase the risks of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is among negative symptom when the bones could no longer maintain its density making it unable to support our body. It is believed that sufficient calcium intake could lower the risk of osteoporosis.
However, the handheld device we couldn’t live without could be one more factor affecting osteoporosis risk. A new research conducted in Argentina revealed that cell phone electromagnetic radiation could reduce bone density. The research conducted on a group of people whose been asked to keep cell phone on the holster attached to wristband during a certain duration. The result showed that there were significant reducing of bone mineral content and bone mineral density on the pelvic bone at the side where the cell phone attached compared to other side where no cell phone attached. It is concluded that cell phone radiation could affect bone density reduction, significant symptom of osteoporosis.
It is one more bad effect of cell phone to our health. But there’s no technology without risk, isn’t it? Like it or not, cell phone has too much benefits that instead of its bad effects, we prefer to keep using it. The good news for us, cell phone manufacturers are developing new technology to minimize radiation emission from cell phone radiofrequency. Several GSM and other cellular consortium have been reporting advanced development of new technology. However, it is our lifestyle that will define how high the risk of osteoporosis affecting our life today and tomorrow – We need to use our cellphone responsibly !!