Many parents simply worry that their children are spending too much time on their phones. And indeed, our society is developing an ever-increasing dependence on wireless technology devices. For example, about 50% of teens admit to being addicted to their phones, according to a 2016 survey byCommon Sense (Common sense).
However, technology addiction aside, there are very real safety concerns about how constant exposure to cell phone radiation could affect the physical, social and psychological development of today's children and youth. Holding a cell phone to your ear allows up to 80% of the emitted radiation to penetrate up to two inches deep into your brain; in children, the effects could be even more pronounced.
"The penetration of cell phone radiation into a child's brain is deeper and greater," said Ronald Melnick, a scientific advisor to theEnvironmental Health Foundation. "Additionally, a child's developing nervous system is potentially more susceptible to a damaging agent."
Last November, theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics issued new official recommendations urging parents to limit their children's exposure to cell phones. But the research backing up claims about its harmful effects goes back much longer. In 2010, a study in children ages 8 to 17 found that even short-term exposure to electromagnetic fields or EMF - a type of radiation emitted by cell phones, could cause greater difficulties concentrating at school, as well as cause pain in the neck. head and irritability.
If your children must use a phone to communicate with you, it is preferable that they send text messages before speaking, as this can keep the phone away from the body.
Of course, it's not just children who are at risk of being exposed to radiation from cell phones and other wireless technologies. Almost everyone in our culture has a cell phone on hand today, or we spend our days surrounded by other people who do. But because young bodies and minds of children are constantly developing at such a rapid rate, there is an increased risk of permanent cell damage that could have effects on their ability to function and thrive in school and beyond.
Because cell phones are a relatively new phenomenon, there is no way of knowing what the long-term effects may be on a generation of children who have been exposed to such chronic radiation emissions throughout their lives. In fact, exposure often begins before birth. In a longitudinal study of prenatal women published in 2008 in the journalEpidemiology (CEpidemic science), those who used cell phones more often during their pregnancies were seen in 25% with more emotional problems, 35% with more hyperactivity, 34% with more relationship problems and 49% with more behavior problems with their children than the that they didn't.
Many parents are beginning to understand that for the convenience of using cell phones, it is not worth taking risks with the health of their children. But what can you do to protect your children from radiation exposure in today's smartphone-driven society?
The best option is to abstain from cell phone use altogether. But if your children must use a phone to communicate with you, it is preferable to write text messages as the phone can be kept away from the body. Never keep a cell phone in your child's room at night, as the devices continue to emit radiation 24 hours a day, even when it is unused. Additionally, you can invest in specialized EMF blockers that offer protection against mobile phone radiation and help limit the internal absorption rate.
Why take risks in your child's development? Learn about mobile phone use and do what you can to limit the risks of radiation exposure. The future health of our children may depend on the steps we take today.
This article was made in collaboration by Bioelectric Shield and originally published on NaturallySavvy.com
The Epoch Times