“As well, there is currently a lack of scientific information regarding the potential health impacts of cell phones on children,” the advisory read.
Environmental, Social, and Health Impacts of Cell Phones
To better grasp the impact of cellphone disposal, take a look at , a fascinating tour from the streets of New York to the waste dumps of Nigeria to the labs of Umicore in Belgium. And read Jon Mooallem's excellent New York Times Magazine piece from last year,
Environmental, Social, and Health Impacts of Cell Phones - YouTube
The graphic above displays the recycling rates of cell phones and other common electronics in the US. Based on the fact that only 10% of the cell phones in the US are recycled, it is not surprising that the single best thing you can do to reduce the environmental impact of your cell phone is to recycle it. Extending the service life of your phone from one to four years decreases your environmental impact by about 40% and also limits the number of resources that must be mined to make new phones.12 You can also donate your used cell phones to charities that will put them to really good use! Here are some resources to get you started:
negative impacts of cell phones by young people
When it comes to the positive impacts of cell phone ownership, fully two-thirds (65%) of cell owners say that mobile phones have made it “a lot” easier to stay in touch with the people they care about, while just 6% say that their phone has not improved their connections with friends and family at all. Roughly half of cell owners say that their phone has made it at least somewhat easier to plan and schedule their daily routine, and to be productive while doing things like sitting in traffic or waiting in line.3. After a thorough executive summary of the document, please include a co-authored introductory chapter. Here, please provide a detailed explanation the data on the impacts of cell phone technology on either the environment or on human health and society, depending on your group. Provide trend information that might be available. Extrapolate this information to predict the impacts of Congress taking a "do nothing" option.