Cell phones and kids
Today’s smartphones, iPads and electronic devices are relatively new, but research is raising serious concerns about their long-term health impacts. Microwave radiation at the levels we get from our cell phones is linked to damage to the nervous, reproductive, and immune systems. When parents give their infant or toddler an iPad, it is a brain stimulant, and now other nations are finding that children cannot self soothe or control impulses, with lots of data from Korea and other countries on digital dementia, etc.
There is particular concern for children, teens, and young adults, who are increasingly heavy users but whose growing bodies are also more vulnerable to the radiation. Some studies have found those who start using cell phones as teens have a greater health risk than those who started as adults.
Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults. It is essential that any new standards for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded through their lifetimes.
In May 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the United Nations’ World Health Organization’s (WHO) agency promoting international cancer research collaboration, classified RF energy as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This applies to WiFi signals too.
To protect yourself and your kids…. never carry a phone that is on in your clothes, always wear a headset or turn the speaker on and never hold it to your ear. Choose hard-wired over WiFi for your computer. The warning on the cell phone says “Body-worn SAR testing has been carried out at a separation distance of 1.0 cm. To meet RF exposure guidelines during body-worn operation, the device should be positioned at least this distance away from the body.” So take heed.
Like cancer from smoking took decades to link the two so will we see RF health effects appearing down the road. Don’t be one of those affected.