The excessive use of phones can cause huge damage and loss. Nobody can imagine the use of a cellphone can cause injuries to you. This can be because of the distraction they create. A new study from Rutgers University has found that the use of cell phones can cause head and neck harms. Injuries can occur when you directly get hit by the phone, or whether you pay attention to the phone while walking, driving.
The study was written by Boris Paskhover and was issued in AMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
According to the study, the number of such cases has increased in the period between 1998 and 2017.
The result of the research says that people aged 13 to 29 were most likely to get injuries in such cases. Among the victims, 38.8 were males and 55 percent were females.
Younger people tend to get hurt directly from phones such as devices falling over them or batteries bursting. Whereas, older people are more prone to injuries indirectly.
According to the study, the number of cases had increased more in 2007 and 2016. iPhone was introduced in the US in 2007 and Pokémon Go was launched in 2016.
The writer of the study Boris Paskhover expressed that he got inspiration from a case when treating women whose nose was broken when her phone fell over her face. Injury types caused due to smartphones can include contusions, lacerations, and internal injuries.
In a news release, Paskhover said that there is a need to educate people about the hazards of cell phones and about distraction caused while doing other works as well.