Cell phones linked to anxiety, lower grades, and unhappiness

KentAlmost everywhere you look  someone has a cell phone pressed to their ear, or has one in their hand.  Students depend on the devices to connect with friends and family.

A recent study led by Kent State University researchers, surveyed more than 500 undergraduate students from 82 different majors. They recorded daily cell phone use along with anxiety and happiness levels.  In addition student grades were included in the study.

Results were students who used their cell phones more had lower grades, higher anxiety, and less happiness relative to their peers who used the cell phone less. 

Earlier this year, Kent researchers linked cell phone use to poor student fitness. These results suggest that people should be encouraged to reduce their cell phone use! Or, better yet, use them for emergencies only!

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Dr. Mercola’s comments on this study include raising awareness about second hand radiation effects.

Dr. Mercola writes: “Respect Others Who Are More Sensitive: Some people who have become sensitive can feel the effects of others’ cell phones, iPads, and other gadgets in the same room, even when it is on but not being used. If you are in a meeting, on public transportation, in a courtroom or other public places, such as a doctor’s office, keep your cell phone turned off out of consideration for the “secondhand radiation” effects. Children are also more vulnerable, so please avoid using your cell phone near children.”

5 thoughts on “Cell phones linked to anxiety, lower grades, and unhappiness”

  1. >>from the referenced link: “Barkley and Lepp conclude that their findings suggest that cell phone use may be able to gauge a person’s risk for a multitude of health issues related to an inactive lifestyle.” And, while their correlations may be significant, it is worth noting that they steered clear of any association with cell phone radiation.

  2. Fact: Cell phones emit radiation.
    Just because they don’t say cell phone radiation, doesn’t mean they avoided it.

  3. I’m not questioning whether cell phones emit radiation (who would?).

    My point is that the researchers in this article do not even mention radiation; and to suggest that they did consider or even suspect any association with radiation is pure speculation. Maybe they’re saving those results for a future publication; We’ll just have to wait and see… Waiting… Waiting…

  4. Telstra does not tell you how to be safe when you use a mobile phone. Because you are not safe, and are subject to EMR, which causes Cancer.

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