Spending Time Talking on the Phone Can Lead to High Blood Pressure
A new, 12-year study has found that spending just 30 minutes talking on the phone each week can lead to a 12% risk of higher blood pressure.
Spending 30 minutes on the phone with customer support can cause anyone’s blood to boil…but can the same be said for chatting with a friend? A new, 12-year study has found that spending just 30 minutes talking on the phone each week can lead to a 12% risk of higher blood pressure and that’s total minutes, not just a 30-minute call. But, it isn’t the stress of dealing with someone on the other end. The idea is that cell phone usage emits low levels of radiofrequency energy and even in short-term exposure, it’s been linked to hypertension. The risk goes up the more time you spend on the phone. It’s 13% for people who talk one to three hours per week…and 25% for those on the phone longer than six hours a week.