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Sixty seconds on . . . mobile phone injuries

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 06 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6886
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Like my smashed phone screen?

Not quite. Researchers are more concerned with what injuries you might pick up from using your phone. A team from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in the US studied mobile phone related injuries over 20 years (1998-2017) and found that the number had increased from a rate of around two to 27 per one million person years. Injuries included fractures, dislocations, …

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