Your iPhone could be killing you

Like we don’t have enough to worry about in this crazy life, it seems there may be evidence your iPhone is trying to kill you. And it just might succeed.

I always enjoy a good solid bout of fear-mongering, and if you’re thinking “I’ve got enough to worry about without thinking my iPhone will kill me”, I can relate. And when we’re talking about “killing you”, we don’t just mean the bill from AT&T every month.

(Try the veal)

Gotta Be Mobile cites an infographic from Mezmer that points out all the many ways in which your iPhone could be shortening your life. Cancer? Probably not, but apparently your eyes are under attack…

We’ve heard of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) before, but with an increased use of smartphones  – up to 3 hours on average is spent looking at the screen every day — it is important to look out for symptoms such as dry eyes, headaches and blurry vision. To avoid CVS, blink often, get the right glasses and use saline drops if your eyes are too dry.

…as are your ears, your posture, the quality of your sleep and, of course, every mobile device’s propensity to make you drive your car into a telephone pole. Indirectly dangerous, I grant you, but there’s no denying that the irrational desire to update your Facebook status while driving the Interstate is bad for your health.

Obviously, the issues with smartphone use and health aren’t limited just to the iPhone, but it seems that humans are susceptible to any malady that can come to exist any time we fail to observe moderation in all things. We seem to have a problem in that area.

Source: Gotta Be Mobile

Corey has been been a tech journalist with a focus on Apple since 1998 and has written for The Loop, MacHome magazine, and as games contributor for The Mac Bible, and co-hosts the iGame Radio Podcast. He works as a… Full Bio