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​Horrifying facts that will make you put your phone down

Horrifying Facts That Will Make You Put Your Phone Down

There are plenty of reasons to put down your phone -- like having a human conversation -- but there are some facts that may scare you into locking away the iPhone.



Driving with your cell phone can be deadly: Using a phone or portable electronic device while driving increases the risk of crashing by 300%. The average time your eyes are off the road when texting is 5 seconds... at 55mph, that is enough time to drive the length of a football field. In 2011, 3,360 people died in a crash related to distracted drivers.

Your health could be at risk because of phone use. A study in the Journal of Hospital Infection showed a greater risk of contamination in medical wards where mobile devices were being used. A study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden reported that heavy cell phone use increased depression as well as sleep disorders (specifically in men). Many people have developed nomophobia, fear of being out of cell phone contact. A microbiologist at the University of Arizona concluded that cell phones have more germs that toilet seats.

Of course, privacy is a huge concern for many of us. The iPhone keeps track of a lot of personal information. Your phone is constantly tracking your coordinates and saving the data to a secret file. Which means if someone gets access to your phone or computer, they can tell exactly where you've been.

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jgesselberty July 13 2014 at 9:28 AM

The biggest danger is that smart phones are filling the planet with millions of socially backward, ignorant jerks who cannot look you in the eyes when speaking to you, cannot carry on a conversation without checking their phone; cannot consume a 45 minute meal without attachement to the device; and, sadly, ignore their kids while the kids ignore their parents and one another, while glued to a 3 inch screen. And, hey jerks. They all have a "manner mode" or "silent" feature. USE IT. The rest of us don't need your anti-social contamination.

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hoffasbatteries July 13 2014 at 5:44 PM

HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION Effects of Exposure: Lithium-ion Batteries / Venting Cells.

To the best of our knowledge the chemical Hydrofluoric acid , physical and toxicological properties of lithium orthosilicate have not been thoroughly investigated and reported.

The toxicity of lithium compounds is a function of their solubility in water. Lithium ion has central nervous system toxicity.

Fluorides may cause salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, followed by weakness, tremors, shallow respiration, convulsions and coma/death. May cause brain and kidney damage. Chronic fluoride poisoning can cause severe bone changes, loss of weight, anorexia, anemia and dental defects.

Acute Effects: May cause Death

Inhalation: May cause lithium poisoning, irritation to the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. Dusts may cause asthma attacks and lung damage such as lung granulomas and pulmonary edema. Large doses may cause immediate defecation, writhing, loss of muscle coordination, labored respiration, sedation, hypotension, dyspnea, hyperemia, liver edema and necrosis, portal congestion, pleural effusion and granulamatous peritonitis with serous and hemorrhagic ascites, respiratory and cardiac failure.

Ingestion: Poison by ingestion. May cause gastrointestinal irritation/Death.

Skin: May cause irritation.

Eye: May cause irritation / Blindness.

Chronic Effects: May cause long term.

Inhalation: May cause Lithium poisoning

Launched On: May 1-2013

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karen's computer July 13 2014 at 5:58 AM

Oh my, I'm throwing my cell phone away right now since they say it is so dangerous. Not!!!! Who writes this garbage.

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pdbliz karen's computer July 13 2014 at 8:17 AM

AOL...is total garbage.!!!!

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mkwrblwsk pdbliz July 13 2014 at 6:44 PM

And it's getting worse.

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coopdabomb karen's computer July 13 2014 at 9:57 AM

I think it's too late for you. Just keep using karen's phone...

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pdbliz July 13 2014 at 8:17 AM

Not worried about my phone....
I AM WORRIED WHAT THE GOVERMENT IS DOING ON MY PHONE.!!!!!


AOL....Can you tell us.!!!!

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abourge458 pdbliz July 13 2014 at 5:44 PM

My guess.... They are finding out where all the "Easy" hot chicks hang out.

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linybuggy July 13 2014 at 10:55 AM

Cell phones, Ipads damage brain cells. This explains why 99% of the idiots in today's society are just that. Idiots. Brain cells are fried. It's a stupid world today. I have a pay as you go phone and only have it for one thing only, to make important calls. Not like those idiots that have to use it like its a security blanket. Do not try to defend yourselves. If you do than your brains are truly fried. Have a nice day.

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Lynne From FSNY July 13 2014 at 8:55 AM

WELL..NO COMMENTS MADE ABOUT HOW YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING BRAIN CANCER ARE MADE..HOW ODD...THE WAVES THAT MAKE CONTACT ARE DANGEROUS..THE ONE PROVEN FACT..AND ITS NOT MENTIONED..NOT SURPRISED..WE HAVE TO KEEP THE HOSPITALS OPEN...ESP. WITH ALL THE MONEY THAT IS MADE FROM CANCER PATIENTS..CHEMO..ETC...GOD BLESS AMERICA

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torp8r July 13 2014 at 10:39 AM

With the government we have in charge today. Everyone's privacy is an issue. Obama continues to bypass laws that are in place to protect all of us. I don't own any guns but can easily see why the NRA and private citizens alike don't trust the Obama administration. Your cell phone can be used against you.

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mkwrblwsk July 13 2014 at 6:44 PM

DUH!!! are people so ignorant as seeing the truth behind these cell phones and the problems they cause?Ihave a cell phone but only uses it for emergencys.

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punnster July 13 2014 at 1:16 PM

Biggest chance of contacting a disease from one of these phones is when you let someone else use your phone. It goes from their face to your face. the huge influx of unscreened immigrants could increase this chance. Be sure your children have all their shots

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jktkw July 13 2014 at 2:30 PM

there...now hang the hell up and pay attention to your surroundings

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