A child’s brain, just like its body, is still growing and developing. This makes it more sensitive to all sorts of outside influences — including radiation.
Doctor Marin Blank of Colombia University is using his position in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics to join together with a group of scientists petitioning the United Nations over the dangers associated with using devices containing electromagnetic emissions, including cell phones and wifi. In this video, he shares some of the dangers you may encounter because of these devices:
Studies continue to show that cell phone radiation can lead to the development of cancer. The IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has classified radio frequency fields, such as those from cell phones and wifi, as a possible contributor to cancer as early as 2011. Later that year, the World Health Organization also stated that cell phone radiation may contribute to the growth of cancers, a statement backed by evidence from 31 scientists in 14 countries.
Doctor Devra Davis, a cell phone danger researcher, has this to say about the topic in the following video:
With the increasing prevalence of cell phones and wifi, it’s not realistic to completely avoid exposure to their frequency fields. However, you most definitely can limit your exposure, and the exposure of any children you may take care of, by taking the following steps:
1 . Don’t give your child their own cell phone. Cell phones for children should be reserved for cases of emergencies, as the children are much more susceptible to cell phone radiation that adults because of their thinner skull bones.
2. Minimize your own cell phone use. Have hours during a day where your cell phone is turned off. As long as your cell phone is on, it will continue to emit radio waves, even if you’re not actively using it.
3. Minimize your time with other wireless devices. As with cell phones, turn off your computers, laptops, tablets, and gaming systems when they’re not in use, and have a plan for time during a day to not have them turned on.
If you’re truly concerned about the level of radiation you’re being exposed to, seek out an RF meter that measures up to 8 Gigahertz. If you can keep your cell phone and other wireless devices at least three rooms away from where you spend most of your time, they’ll be significantly less damaging to your health.
Be sure to limit your cell phone use to areas with excellent reception. The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must emit in order to connect for a call or data, and the more radiation it will emit.
Don’t carry your cell phone in your pockets, if at all possible; it’s much safer in a purse, bag, or backpack. And definitely don’t sleep with it under your pillow or near your head at night!