What are the health risks with young children?
We discuss some of these health concern and affects below.
‘It is necessary right now to limit the use of cell phones by children and teenagers.’
-Dr Yuri Grigoriev
In recent years, mobile phone manufacturers have turned their attention to youth market, as adult market in most developed countries almost reach steady. Not surprisingly, children’s use of mobile phones is steadily growing and the age is getting younger. In Australia, 69 per cent of children under the age of 18 have mobile phones and as many as 40 per cent of 4 to 7 year olds use the devices too.
Many children not only using them during the day but also are sleeping with them. Australian psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg found that many children are allowed to keep their mobile phones in their bedrooms and staying up until late, often they like to keep it turn on and in vibrant mode under the pillow so they don’t wake up their parents. This means their heads are being irradiated as they sleep. Carr-Gregg believes that this behaviour may create a generation of exhausted ‘zombies’ who are less likely able to learn effectively at school.
‘The balance of evidence suggests that childhood leukaemia is associated with exposure to power frequency EMFs either during early life or pregnancy’
– Dr Michael Kundi
As we discussed in the previous paragraph, many diseases have been discussed linked with EMR, one of strongest evidence is for the link to childhood leukaemia.
Children’s brain absorb more radiation
‘The danger of brain tumours from cell phones use is highest in children, and the younger a child is when he/she starts using a cell phone, the higher the risk.’
– Lloyd Morgan
Children are more vulnerable to cell phone and wireless radiation for a number of reasons. According to Lyn McLean the author of ‘The Force – Living Safely in a World of Electromagnetic Pollution’ children has thinner skulls and therefore radiation is able to penetrate deeper into their heads. As children grow their cells are often dividing; during this process they are more vulnerable to radiation. Lyn also stated in the book that some mobile phones emit signals that lie in the range of alpha and delta brainwaves, the very brain patterns that are constantly changing in children up to about 12 years old, when the alpha rhythm becomes established.
The fact is that the current generation of children is the first to be exposed to radiofrequency radiation for almost their whole lives, this sort of radiation has a cumulative effect. The risks for children seem very concerning.
Many authorities and health experts have advised reducing children’s exposure to cell phone and wireless radiation.
This images show that a child’s head absorbs more radiation than an adult -1996 Institute of electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
McLean,Lyn, THE FORCE- living safely in a world of electromagnetic pollution, Victoria Australia, Scribe publications, 2011