Yes, Cell Phones Are Bad for
Your Child (Probably)
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24 October 2011
Studies, studies, and more studies have been done to
research cell phone safety - do they cause brain tumors? The
World Health Organization officially classified cell phones'
radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as cancer-causing (cue
massive debate), not long after Dr. Devra Davis claimed that
cell phones were especially dangerous to children. Dr. Davis
may be right after all - new research published in the
journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine indicates that
kids absorb more radiation than adults. This is, in a
Cell phone radiation, whether or not it actually causes
cancer, is nonetheless tested and tested again to make sure
the devices are safe to use. Cell phones are certified
before they're approved for sale and production. The problem
here is that while they might be okay for adults, none of
the tests are specifically aimed at children.
Current cell phone certification tests use a plastic head
model called the "Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin," or
SAM. SAM was modeled after military recruits in 1989 - all
of whom were at least 18 (unless someone lied on his
application). Still, since it doesn't seem likely that a
small child enlisted in the military, SAM is not a
representation of a child's head.
Since children have smaller heads and thinner skulls than
adults, the bone marrow can absorb up to 10 times the
radiation that an adult's might, according to the report.
Maybe cell phones aren't dangerous for children, and maybe
they are - but the current tests won't tell us. With more
and more cell phones in the hands of kids, maybe it's time
to revamp the tests.
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