Sustainable Development Initiatives and Strategies on Detrimental Effects of Mobile Phone

Sustainable Development Initiatives and Strategies on Detrimental Effects of Mobile Phone

Manivannan Senthil Velmurugan (DB Jain College, Chennai, India)
DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2016070103
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Abstract

Mobile phones are universally popular due to their convenience. Mobile phones solve problems and offer new channels of communication by using a device small enough to fit into one hand. On the other hand, mobile phones are harmful to the environment and which leads to health problems in society and pollution problems via waste contamination and discharge of radiation. Concerns have recently been raised about the sustainability and potential effects on the environment of mobile phones. This study discusses the issues relating to risks associated with mobile phones and addresses sustainable development initiatives and strategies to rectify those issues.
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Research Problem And Objectives Of The Study

Mobile phones are very widely used to simplify daily routine jobs by users. There are many ways that mobile phones could be harm users. The risks are associated both in environment and users’ health effects by mobile phones. The research problems are:

  • Lack of awareness about the health risks while using mobile phones;

  • Lack of understanding the problems relating to the environment due to mobile phones.

The objectives of this research are as follows:

  • To identify about the health risks while using mobile phones;

  • To identify about the environmental problems due to mobile phones;

  • To provide sustainable concerns in order to overcome environmental and health hazards from mobile phones.

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