Does cell phone radiation affect children differently that it does adults? Absolutely. Here’s why. A child’s head is smaller yet contains more fluid than that of an adult. This increased amount of water acts as conductor of the radiation. Furthermore, the skull bones in the head of a child don’t fully harden until about 22 years of age. So the skull bones of a child’s head are softer and thinner. Softer bones mean greater penetration of radiation into the head. Greater penetration means more damage. And remember, there is an accumulation of this radiation as children grow.
Radiation Penetrates the Head of Children
In 1997, Dr. Om Ghandi from the University of Utah conducted studies showing how radiation penetrates into the head of a child much deeper than that of an adult. His pictures are frightening.
Children obviously have smaller body masses. When exposed to the same amount of radiation as an adult the harmful effects of the radiation will be greater. Children have a smaller body mass, softer skull bones and more fluid in the head. All allow more damage to occur. Studies at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, found that children who were exposed to radiation as low as one milligauss (1mG) over long periods of time have twice the normal risk of developing leukemia. (65)
The National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) issued a report in May of 2000 stating that “children might be more vulnerable to any effects arising from the use of mobile phones because of their developing nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head and the longer lifetime of exposure.
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