Old cell phones and other such devices could pose a health risk in hospitals because of the amount of germs that can accumulate on their surfaces. The germs that old cell phones and the like are carrying into hospitals are not just any old bacteria either, but highly “worrisome” drug resistant bacteria, according to researchers from the Inonu University’s Department of Medical Microbiology in Malatya in Turkey.
Using a new or old cell phone for the purposes of having a conversation with someone might seem to some to be the sole point of owning such a device in the first place, but evidence is growing that more and more people are using their cell phones for just about everything except talking.
India will have new rules regarding the disposal of old cell phones and other items of electronic waste from next year. The new rules, which will cover everyone involved in the manufacture, processing, purchasing and sales of every kind of electrical goods, will force all recycling and collection centers to get authorization from the GSPCS (Goa State Pollution Control Board).
A woman, so ensconced in a telephone conversation on a cell phone that she appears to have been oblivious to everything else around her, has been killed by an oncoming train in Marmet in Charleston, West Virginia in the United States.
New and old cell phones have been connecting the world for several decades now, with over 223 million people all around the world using the devices.
Children should not have or be exposed to new or old cell phones in the wake of the World Health Organization report linking cell phones to cancer, according to Canadian NDP health critic France Galinas.
If you are thinking about replacing your current cell phone with a new one or perhaps considering the move to a smartphone, you may want to look into recycling your current cell for cash
In a recent survey, Nielsen discovered that cell phone users now prefer phones sporting the Android OS over the iPhone and iOS.
It is little more than a week since controversy erupted in the United Kingdom over the revelation that some British recycling companies were illegally exporting containers of e-waste to overseas countries, and now a similar controversy is engulfing Australia.
The world’s biggest manufacturer of new and old cell phones, Nokia, is facing a crisis after severely cutting back its outlook for sales in the second quarter of this year and refusing to provide overall 2011 targets.