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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-130

Knowledge, attitude, and practice/awareness on the impact of mobile phone radiations on the oral cavity among mobile phone users: A cross-sectional study


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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M P Revanth
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai - 600 119, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jorr.jorr_77_21

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Background: The usage of mobile phones has increased drastically in recent years. Their use without any knowledge of their adverse effects is quite unsafe. Studies on cancers due to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones are available but there is a need to research on the harmful effects of mobile phones on general and oral health among the rampant mobile phone users. Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice or awareness regarding mobile phone radiation and its impact on the oral cavity among the individuals using mobile phones. Materials and Methods: The present study was a self-administered structured questionnaire study which was filled by 259 participants between the age group of 18–33 years through online forms. Results: The study resulted that 50% of the participants did not have knowledge on deleterious effects of mobile phone radiation on the oral cavity and have experienced oral problems such as dry mouth (39.4%) and hypersalivation (41.7%) after prolonged talk time and 54.1% of the participants were aware on the impact of mobile phone radiation on health status. Conclusion: The results showed that most of the participants were aware of the potential risks arising from the use of mobile phones on general health but lacking the knowledge on oral health.


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