The majority of this research shows no definite causative relationship between exposure to mobile phones and harmful biological effects in humans.
This is often paraphrased simply as the balance of evidence showing no harm to humans from mobile phones, although a significant number of individual studies do suggest such a relationship, or are inconclusive.
Other digital wireless systems , such as data communication networks, produce similar radiation. On 31 May , the World Health Organization stated that mobile phone use may possibly represent a long-term health risk,   classifying mobile phone radiation as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" after a team of scientists reviewed studies on mobile phone safety.
Some recent [ when? In May , preliminary findings of a long-term study by the U. The average user replaces their mobile phone every 11 to 18 months,  and the discarded phones then contribute to electronic waste.
Mobile phone manufacturers within Europe are subject to the WEEE directive , and Australia has introduced a mobile phone recycling scheme.
According to the Federal Communications Commission , one out of three robberies involve the theft of a cellular phone.
All mobile phones have a unique identifier called IMEI. Anyone can report their phone as lost or stolen with their Telecom Carrier, and the IMEI would be blacklisted with a central registry.
There are, however, a number of ways to circumvent a blacklist. Demand for metals used in mobile phones and other electronics fuelled the Second Congo War , which claimed almost 5.
The profits from the minerals finance the bloodiest conflict since the second world war; the war has lasted nearly 20 years and has recently flared up again.
For the last 15 years, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been a major source of natural resources for the mobile phone industry.
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