Jan 19, 2012
Children are growing up in a sea of radiofrequency radiation that has never existed in human history.
A cellphone is a two-way microwave radio with intermittent and destabilizing pulses that disrupt DNA, weakens the brain’s protective barrier, and releases highly reactive and damaging free radicals. A five-year old’s brain, healthy or otherwise, is encased in a thinner skull and contains more fluid than an adult brain. The bone marrow of a child’s head absorbs 10 times more radiation than an adult, while those of infants and toddlers will absorb even more.
Every major well-designed study ever conducted has 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 or tinnitus, Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s and a broad array of disturbances to the nervous system.
Experimental work completed by teams working with two distinguished experts in male reproductive health, Prof. Ashok Agarwal of the Cleveland Clinic and by Sir Robert John Aitken of Australia’s Newcastle University, have shown that cellphone radiation exposed human sperm die three times faster, swim significantly more poorly, become more deformed and develop significantly more damage to sperm DNA. With one in every five couples having problems reproducing when they chose to do so, the wisdom of the fine print warnings that come with all smartphones to not keep phones in the pocket and avoid contact with the pregnant abdomen or those of teenagers should become standard medical advice.
There is no known safe dose standard of cellphone radiation for pregnant women, their developing babies, men who wish to become fathers, or for young children. All safety warnings for cell phones (e.g., keep 2.54 inches from the abdomen) are modeled on a very large fellow with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day. The average toddler’s head weighs about half as much as the one for whom standards have been set.
Cell phones are just one source for microwave radiation exposure. iPads and other wireless tablet systems emit radiation as well, although the former comes with automatic proximity sensors that reduce radiation whenever the device comes close to the body. The safety material that comes with an iPad recommends users hold it eight inches from an adult body—a distance far greater than most toddlers’ arms. Yet nowadays even babies and toddlers are learning to read from wired devices and falling asleep to white noise played from phones placed under their pillows and connected to wireless routers.
What can you do to protect yourself from radiation emitted from high tech gadgets? When it comes to using electronic devices, those hidden safety warnings have it right, so remember: distance is your friend.
Don’t hold a cell phone directly up to your head. Use a headset or speakerphone to talk on the phone.
Pregnant women should keep cell phones away from their abdomen and men who wish to become fathers should never keep phones on in their pocket.
Don’t allow children to play with or use your cell phone. Older children should use a headset when talking on a cell phone.
Turn off your wireless router at night to minimize exposure to radiation (turn off the wireless on your ipad and other devices)
Eat green vegetables and get a good night’s sleep in a dark room to enhance natural repair of DNA that may have been damaged by radiation.
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