Cell phone myths range from the wacky to the impossible; they cause cancer, can crash planes, unlock car doors, can explode, can cause deaths in hospitals, can spy on you, and so on. Some of these have no evidence to prove their veracity, while some do hold some truth.
The following are five of the most frequently heard myths about cell phones:
1. Mobile phone use at a gas pump can cause an explosion
: This notion has no scientific basis, in fact, it is totally unfounded. The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association and the American Petroleum Institute both agree that there is no evidence to suggest this.
2.They can cause brain tumors or cancer. There isn’t enough proof to support this cell phone myth, as cell phones haven’t been around for enough time to verify this claim. Of course, it would be best to be cautious, as only time can really verify this claim.
3. A mobile phone can explode. There is a myth that a Chinese man died some time after he replaced the battery of his cell phone. The possibility of this cell phone myth is yet to be verified.
4. Cell phone usage can cause infertility. This cell phone myth has again not been verified as cell phones haven’t been around long enough, but research at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio implies that this could be possible. So, it is better to be safe than sorry.
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