The smart phone has been getting a PR battering for some time now, basically because we are all permanently connected to and dependent on horrible blue light emitting terror machines.
But ASAP Science have - somehow- come up with even more reasons why you should reconsider your intimate relationship with your mobile.
They found that looking down at your phone is the equivalent of an 8 year old child sitting on your neck, which is frightening considering people spent average 4.7 hours a day looking at their phone. Would you voluntarily sign up for a kid on your back for that long? No you would not.
The video also points out issues with myopia, which means being short-sighted. Studies have shown that the condition has doubled from 25% to 50% of the population from the 1970s due to the uptake of smart phones. In Asia things are looking even worse with 80-90% of the population suffering from near-sightedness.
Want more good news? Reward based games such as Candy Crush release dopamine in the brain and cause an addictive compulsion loop. Which is why so many berks brazenly play it as they get on and off the tube every morning.
Just to round things off, they also found that 93% of 18-29 year-olds use their mobile phone to 'avoid boredom' instead of reading or socialising with other human beings.
The sleep crushing power of the blue light that mobile phones emit has been widely publicised but ASAP Science also report that diminishing the quality of deep sleep is also linked to developing diabetes, cancer and obesity. Harvard University found that you should avoid screens 2-3 hours before hitting the sack to improve your sleep quality - time to have a word with Neftlix.
There is no easy way of putting this, but your phone is terrible for you. So put it down. Now!