Radiation from wireless devices pose risk to children and fetuses, a recent report
in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure
Children and fetuses are most susceptible to neurological and biological damage that result from microwave radiation emitting from wireless devices, the report says.
The paper, titled “Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences,” discusses how microwave radiation can cause degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons in fetuses, in particular.
The authors suggest parents ban wireless toys from children to minimize potential risk, noting also that prolonged exposure may be linked to brain tumor exposure.
Extensive research document the non-thermal biological effects from long-term exposures, and while worldwide, governments have been issued warnings, the public is largely unaware.
“Pregnant women deserve to know that wireless radiation can have an impact on the developing brain,”
Pediatric neurologist Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein stated while launching the Baby Safe Project in New York this June.. “We’re seeing alarming increases in the number of children diagnosed with neurological disorders over the past decade, and anything we can do that might help reduce that rate should be taken very seriously.”
This study conflicts with prior research
claiming that pregnant women should not need to worry about exposing their baby’s to cell phone radiation.
Smartphones, cell phones, tablets and laptops have recommendations warning users to keep the away from their body. The conclusions seem extreme. The authors, doctors from a multinational Environmental Health Trust
, recommend children not play with wireless toys at all, and warn teen girls from storing their smart phones in their bras or hijabs.