EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa

Research Article

A RE-LOOK AT MOBILE PHONES USAGE ISSUES

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2271017,
        author={Elisha Mabunda and Edward Chikuni},
        title={A RE-LOOK AT MOBILE PHONES USAGE ISSUES},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACRID},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={mobile phones electromagnetic radiation antennas wi-fi specific absorption},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2271017}
    }
    
  • Elisha Mabunda
    Edward Chikuni
    Year: 2018
    A RE-LOOK AT MOBILE PHONES USAGE ISSUES
    ACRID
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2271017
Elisha Mabunda,*, Edward Chikuni1
  • 1: Co-author
*Contact email: emabunda50@gmail.com

Abstract

Abstract. Mobile phones have become very prominent nowadays and an appreciable world population uses these devices on a daily basis. These mobile phones emit electromagnetic radiation in the radiofrequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum which is around 3 kHz to 300 GHz. This type of radiation is called non-ionizing and concerns have been raised in the past concerning its effects on humans. Many researches have been carried out with the aim to determine whether the mobile phones are safe to use or not. This paper reviewed the work of some of these researchers. Focus was put on the methods used by the researchers, sources of their funding, electromagnetic radiation sources used and the number of experiment participants. Results were also compared taking into account the different methodologies used. Much attention was directed to the researches concerning mobile phone radiation on the human head because it is always in close proximity with the phone during phone calls. Quality and accuracy of human head modeling was also reviewed. The human heart, sperm motility and human fetus were also considered