In recent years, there have been a lot of discussions about cell phone radiation and its impact on our bodies. Children are growing in a sea of radio-frequency radiations that never existed in human history before.
In America today, about twenty million children under the age of fourteen have cell phones. The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies have put them on greater risk for bodily damage.
The rate of MWR absorption is higher in children than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner, and their relative size is smaller. Fetuses are particularly vulnerable, because MWR exposure can lead to degeneration of the protective sheath that surrounds brain neurons.
It has been found that the brain tissue of children absorbs about two times more MWR than that of adults, and many studies have reported that the bone marrow of children absorbs 10 times more MWR than that of adults.
MWR exposure limits have remained unchanged for so many years. It has been noted that smart phone manufacturers specify the minimum distance from the body that their products must be kept so that legal limits for exposure to MWR aren't exceeded.
For laptops and tablets, the minimum distance from the body is 20 cm (about 7.8 inches). Almost all major well-designed studies ever conducted have found that those who use cell phones regularly for half an hour a day or more for a decade have a doubled risk of brain cancer, and those who began using cell phones as teenagers have four to five times more disease in less than 10 years.
Exposure to radiation from cell phones may also play a role for a growing spate of serious problems, including attention and hearing deficits, autism, behavioral changes, insomnia, ringing of the ears, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and a broad array of disturbances to the nervous system.
When it comes to using electronic devices, those hidden safety warnings have it right, so remember: Distance is friend for you and for your kids.