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The Eco Preservation Society is a membership, educational and networking organization specializing in the promotion of sustainable human action focused on achieving positive environmental effects. Our job is to market study, travel and instruction applications that advance environmental awareness and facilitate public consciousness with a call to action.

Digital Damage – Does your Phone Harm You, or Not?

How much time do YOU spend on your phone? Does it matter? Is it harmful? Find out if you have digital damage - or not.

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How much time do YOU spend on your phone? Does it matter? Is it harmful? Find out if you have digital damage - or not.

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SmartPhones Have Changed Our Lives. But Are They Harming Us? Is There Digital Damage – or Not?

 

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You probably know someone who seems to live their entire life on their phone.  Is it having a detrimental effect on their health? What about you? There have been lots of studies, but not all of them prove conclusively that there is – or isn’t – digital damage to you from using your phone.

So, let’s look at what we know, and then evaluate what you can do to minimize your risks.

Oxidation

Cell phone tower - radiation?Cell phones and other broadcasting devices emit low levels of electromagnetic radiation, and this radiation causes an increase in oxidation levels throughout your body.

But is this harmful? Your body experiences oxidation normally anyway.

However, increased levels of oxidation over time can damage cells and possibly even lead to cancer. Therefore, there is at least SOME reason to be wary of the potential damage.

Relationships and Digital Damage

Imagine 2 people chatting to each other, face-to-face. They’re communicating – listening and talking. But if there’s a cell phone present – just there on the table, not being used – the interaction is negatively impacted due to decreased attentiveness and bonding. Isn’t that interesting? (AK Przybylski, Essex University, 2013).

This might seem like a small thing, but it can have potentially disastrous consequences when it comes to establishing and maintaining personal relationships.

Anxiety, Depression

smartphone digital damage to self-esteemAn even more dangerous potential threat of improper technology use is the psychological effect it can have.

Many people suffer increased stress, anxiety, and depression when they use their smartphone more. Why? One reason is that sites like Facebook and Instagram are loaded with photo-shopped pictures of friends and acquaintances looking beautiful and having the time of their life. As a result, you might compare ourselves to others, and become dissatisfied with your own life.

Stress

When your cell phone is your constant companion, you are always “tethered” to the stresses of life. Your boss can call you at any time, and bill collectors can find you no matter where you are, Family or friends can always put you under pressure to do things. Even when the stressful calls are not coming in, the cell phone reminds you that debts, obligations, and work emergencies still exist, and so it’s much more difficult to truly let go and relax.  This is another form of digital damage that we often don’t think about.

Distraction

You’ve got to get something done. Now. But interruptions from your cell phone, email, WhatsApp etc. stop you in your tracks. You can’t focus on the task long enough to finish it, and so you are constantly having to find your place and, in effect, start over again.

Your brain hates this. It leads to decreased productivity and increased feelings of stress.

While technology has powerful potential to help facilitate a fast-paced and productive lifestyle, it can also be a double-edged sword, especially if used irresponsibly.

So, how can you successfully maximize efficiency and also manage technology-related stress? Find out below.

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 How to Minimise Digital Damage from Your Phone

  • Check emails and messages only at certain times of the day or week. (They CAN wait!). Tell people to call you instead – but only if it’s an emergency.
  • Focus on one task until it is complete, and leave the messages and emails until you are finished.
  • Turn off your cell phone at night. If you use it for your alarm to wake up in the morning make sure that notifications are turned off, or just buy a cheap alarm clock.
  • Most smartphones allow you to specify “allowable” calls (e.g. family) so you could put it on silent and sleep in peace.
  • screen time smartphone digital damageIf using social networks, limit your use to only a few hours per week. When you get on, do what you intended to do, and get off. Don’t just browse endless photos and posts.
  • Don’t compare your life circumstances to those of others, which are often photo-shopped or exaggerated in other ways.
  • Limit news media browsing to only a few minutes per day. Don’t overwhelm yourself with information.
  • Take some time to disconnect each month, or better yet, each week. Leave the phone at home and go outside to do something with your friends and family.
  • Put your phone away when you aren’t doing anything specific with it. When you feel the itch to take it out and check it, choose to start a conversation with someone nearby instead.
  • Never have the phone present or the TV on when trying to have a deep or emotionally charged conversation with someone you care about.
  • Numerous studies show that foods high in antioxidants can help to prevent damage from radiation-induced oxidation. So eat berries, kale, nuts, dark chocolate and raw honey, and drink green tea

 

In everyday life you are surrounded by products with dangerous toxic ingredients (you’ll be shocked at where they hide!). But you CAN avoid them – when you know how. Find out how to protect your family and keep them safe now.

 

 

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