Why we’re still scared of cell phones
Posted On July 17, 2021
It’s not just a fear of getting killed that drives people to buy cell phones.
It’s also a fear that’s being stoked by the sheer amount of time and money they take to make them.
According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, more Americans are worried about cell phone accidents than they are about gun violence.
More people are concerned about cell phones than they believe gun violence is a serious threat.
And the public is increasingly concerned that cell phone use can lead to cancer, heart disease, and other serious health issues.
And even more Americans think cell phones pose a threat to our children.
In the past year alone, there have been hundreds of cell phone accident cases.
A report released last month by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) showed that more Americans were killed by their cell phone than were killed in traffic accidents.
More Americans were injured in traffic crashes than in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The FCC report also found that nearly 2,400 people were killed or seriously injured by cell phone users in the United States last year.
That’s one person every three minutes.
And this isn’t just about accidents.
According to the report, people are increasingly taking their cell phones for granted, relying on them as their primary means of communication.
A number of factors contribute to the rise in cell phone injuries.
Americans spend an average of $1,000 per month on cell phone bills, and the vast majority of Americans don’t use them all at once.
Most cell phone owners simply do not use their phones all at the same time.
In fact, nearly 80% of people don’t have an unlimited amount of data on their phones.
The problem with all of this, though, is that cell phones have become the ultimate consumer device.
They’ve become ubiquitous, and they’re also becoming increasingly important in the lives of millions of Americans.
The following infographic details the latest news surrounding cell phone safety, as well as some of the trends that are affecting Americans’ daily lives.