The usage of
mobile-phone among children increased significantly. Children are in their
growing phase and cells of their body are rapidly dividing, therefore
propagation of electro-magnetic (EM) radiation occurs quickly in children. The
aim of the present study was to evaluate the extent of mobile-phone usage as
well as its possible health effect. A total number of 455 (398 children and 57
adults, 396 urban and 59 rural) students of age group ranging from 10-29
years participated in this study. An “Information Gathering Chronological (IGC)
model” was used for the collection and evaluation of information. The four
major parameters, i.e. demographic
and public uniqueness, mobile-phone consumption patterns, grievance of the “forgetfulness” symptom to the subjects and awareness about the
safety measures were included to get the concise information from participants.
We have observed that the prevalence of “forgetfulness” was 23.95% among
mobile-phone users. The incidence of overall “forgetfulness” symptoms was
23.59%, 17.46%, 25.00% and 37.50% in low (LU), normal (NU), moderate (MU) and
heavy (HU) mobile-phone users respectively. A trend for risk for
“forgetfulness” was observed in HU as compared to LU in overall mobile-phone
users. Three folds and nearly five folds increased risk for “forgetfulness” was
found among HU as compared to LU in children (p ≤ 0.0210) and urban area
mobile-phone users respectively. No significant difference for “forgetfulness”
symptoms was found in other categories (i.e. adult and rural mobile-phone users). These results suggested that the
incidences of “forgetfulness” among children from urban area mobile-phone users
were significantly increased.
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