When the whole office would have their cell

When
we wake up one of the first things we do is check our phone. In-between classes
cell phones are pulled out right away to check social media. Whenever we see
the slightest thing of interest we pull out our phone to video. In awkward situations,
we use phones to pretend to be doing important work. I know that the majority
of the time, being a tech savvy teenager, I have my cell phone near me at all
times. During down time, especially school breaks, I am on my phone for a large
portion of the day.

Nearly
ninety-five percent of adults are using cell phones daily according to a study
done in 2013 by the Pew Research Center. This is compared to sixty five percent
of adults in 2004 by the same research center, which is a colossal difference
in percentage and attributes to the rising use of cell phones. Stating the
obvious but ninety- five percent is nearly a hundred percent so if in an office
nearly the whole office would have their cell phones in their hands or stashed
away in their desk. Teens however do have a lower rate but are just as
important at seventy-four percent.

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Cell
Phones are the basis of human communication and social life today. Likewise, we
are on our phones twenty-four seven but, we never stop to think about the
effects that the little devices have on our bodies. Cell phones have the
possibility of causing adverse health side effects and should be limited or as
an extreme banned. Now I have no illusions that cell phones will be banned but
it should be seriously thought about. This is especially since cellular devices
are able to harm your posture, eyes and contain possible carcinogenic. Teens
today are on their phones quite a lot and should be warned or aware of the
possible effects, to where they can adjust for the future.

Generally, when meeting a new person, that person
makes up their mind about you in the first few seconds and vice versa. First
impressions can be influenced by how someone is dressed, how their hair is
styled, as well as to their smile and even their posture. Posture is an
important part of the human anatomy. Good posture is not only influential in
how you appear but also it is imperative in being healthy.

Having good posture consists of having an inward
curve at the neck and the lower back, and the upper back has an outward curve.
Keeping the back bone straight and shoulders alludes confidence as well as
being considered excellent posture. A major problem is when on the phone, me
personally and many other people don’t have frequent good posture. The back
tends to slouch over when someone looks down at a cellular device along with
your neck. Doctor Steven Shoshany, who is known as one of the best
chiropractors in New York City as well as making an appearance on the Emmy
award winning show Doctor Oz, puts a name to the pain caused by the slouching
of the neck: Text Neck. The constant looking down at a cell phone brings side
effects of upper back and shoulder pain that ranges from “chronic, nagging pain
to sharp, severe upper back muscle spasms” according to Shoshany in the article
A Modern Spine Ailment: Text Neck.
Along with back pain, poor posture does not allow organs to have enough room; which
in turn prohibits proper function and growth according to Judy Monroe. Monroe,
an MD and former president and CEO of the Center for Disease Control
Foundation, also wrote in her article that balanced posture can prevent back
pain. Looking down at a cell phone constantly may not seem like a big deal at
the time but it does affect the body and Marenda Caldwell, an ergonomist, says
that she is concerned about the younger generations who use adult oriented
technology and thinks that we should “make a concerted effort to raise awareness
and improve the health and safety of the next generation” in her article What About Kids. This awareness for
posture is of the utmost importance because posture is imperative for good
health.

Eyes are what gets a person through their day. When
waking up the eyes pop open and you see the world or when walking around throughout
the day, eyes are what are used to see. Now if the eyes vision is impaired they
won’t be able to see the newest show on Netflix on the phone or the exe’s most
recent post on the cell’s Instagram. Kirk Smick, an Optometrist, in the article
Guarding Your Patients’ Eyes from Harmful
Light states that “Cumulative and constant exposure to blue light from LED
lighting and electronic devices will continue to damage the retinal cells and
can eventually lead to retinal cell death”