A survey based study of public perception towards cell phone use and its association with health complications in an urban setting of Dhaka City

Authors

  • Tarana Sharmin Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212
  • Tasnim Ahmed Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212
  • Abid Al Reza Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212
  • Rizwan Mahmud Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka. Dhaka-1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i4.30991

Keywords:

e-waste, toxic elements, health complications, public health

Abstract

With the advancement of science and technology, the worldwide market of cell phone is growing rapidly and the average lifespan of these equipment is shortening. These electronic equipment, containing toxic elements, imposes high risks leading to health complications. This survey based study is an endeavor to observe public awareness towards cell phone use and its correlation to health complications such as hearing impairment, back pain, problems in eye, headache etc. Remarkably this pilot study implies that adverse health effects for using cell phones are greater in male than in female which can be a great concern for our public health.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. December 2016, 2(4): 518-522

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Tarana Sharmin, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212



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Published

2017-01-23

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Sharmin, T., Ahmed, T., Reza, A. A., & Mahmud, R. (2017). A survey based study of public perception towards cell phone use and its association with health complications in an urban setting of Dhaka City. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2(4), 518–522. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i4.30991

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