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How the Smartphone Boom Could Damage Your Health and the Environment


Green Lifestyle  (tags: Sustainabililty, technology, pollution, smart phones, radiation, environment, health, business, world, society )

Cal
- 601 days ago - theecologist.org
Behind the rise of smartphones and tablets, microwave pollution is a serious assault on our health reports Lynne Wycherley, whilst a new Ecologist Film Unit investigation uncovers the hidden cost of tin used in many phones



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John S. (297)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 3:43 am
My phone is a phone, and my laptop is my computer, and I really don't want them talking to each other.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:41 am
Great article. Thanks.
 

Karen R. (87)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 5:00 am
thanks
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 5:46 am
Folks, face the ugly truth: idiot gadgets like "smart fines" ARE UNDOUBTEDLY detrimental both to human health and to the environment.
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 5:54 am
oops: fones, phones (of course)

Great Rule2 of Thumb:
1) (newspeak 001:) " wireless " = electro-polluting
2) generally: Don't buy any$hit you have ever seen advertizing for.
3) especially: if the eco-, omni- and suicidal consumerist-terroris $y$tem labels anything as "smarT" (or similar) -- just be aware that it's aimed at the very opposite: at idiots and making idiots of us all

4) for every gram of microchips (like in all them idiot-gadgets) you buy, industry has already poured out dozens of kg of "waste", and some of it highly toxic -- even if the grams of chip were "recycled" (which they aren't) that would be of little improvement, over all


 

lee e. (114)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:12 am
Well I'll be! **%%%&*_!

This here new technology is going to be our ruin, I tell ya! :)
Probably true, we do seem to "discover and cash in" before we recognize the detrimental risks involved!
 

Sara W. (110)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:41 am
Let's also not forget the virtual slave labor that the people making these phones are forced to endure so these companies, especially Apple, can pump out the latest version of phones all the time.
 

Sheila S. (62)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:55 am
OMG - This should be Front Page News!! Glad I still use my very basic - no bells or whistles - cell phone. It's only for emergencies anyway. I am sharing this article with many (non-Care2) friends. Thanks!!!
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:25 pm
sadly not shocked! thanks for sharing!
 

Maggie Kearns (7)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:01 pm
Thanks Cal! I've been concerned about emf's for years. Only a basic cell phone for me.
 

Arthur S. (88)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:50 pm
Personally I will take the ole dial up phone and typewritter. I still don't understand this computer
 

Arthur S. (88)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:52 pm
BTW, It is so sad these days being older to see children always on some computer or hand held game, I long to see children reading books, playing in the school yard. Those days are gone thank you ALL OF YOU TECK POS
 
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