Cell Phones and Children's future health These excerpts from different articles weren't written by me but you need to read this information and realize that children and their cell phone usage is going to affect them adversely in the near future.
Cell Phone Radiation Penetrates Children’s Still-Developing Brains More Deeply
Radiation Radiation Penetration Penetration in in head of adult head of 10 year old child
Radiation Penetration in head of 5 year old child
“One by one, alarming signs appeared in Dr. Carlo’s research: that cell phones interfere with pacemakers, that developing skulls of children are penetrated deeply by the energy emitted from a cell phone, that the blood brain barrier which prevents invasion of the brain by toxins can be compromised by the cell phone radiation, and most startling, that radio frequency radiation creates micronuclei in human blood cells, a type of genetic damage known to be a diagnostic marker for cancer.” ~ from Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wieless Age by Dr. George Carlo and Martin Schram
Children are more susceptible to genetic damage because the tissues in their brains and bodies are still growing and their cells are rapidly dividing. Damage to the genetic material in growing cells can lead to disruption of cellular function, cell death, the development of tumors, and damage to the immune and nervous systems. Further, the protective systems that allow for adaptation to environmental insults of all types are not fully developed in children. In the brain, for example, these systems develop and grow until a person is in his or her early 20s. The higher susceptibility of children and teenagers to the types of health risks that the radio wave scientific data are now showing, coupled with the significantly higher penetration of radio wave radiation into children’s heads, brains, and eyes calls for immediate action to protect children. A recent survey conducted in the UK shows that 87 percent of 11- to 16-year-olds own mobile phones, and that 40 percent of them spend 15 minutes or more each day talking on their cell phones. Even more disturbing, 70 percent of these children said they would not change their cell phone use even if advised to by the Government. It’s predicted that by the year 2006 there will be over 2 billion cell phone users in the world – 500 million of them will be children! As our technology advances and EMF pollution from multiple sources increases, we must be alert to the growing threat to our children of EMF exposure…
The long-term effects of damage inflicted today won’t be known for years to come! The harmful effects of exposure to EMF accumulate over time. The health cases that came to light in the 1990s most likely had their origin in the 1980s or before. The EMF problem has been categorized as a new form of pollution as consequential as air and water pollution. It has also been likened to the hazards of asbestos and cigarette smoking. In terms of its snowballing health effects, it’s been compared to the slow process of lead poisoning.
“The voluntary exposure of the brain to microwaves from hand-held mobile phones” is “the largest human biological experiment ever” ~ Professor Leif Salford, Head of Research at Lund University, Sweden But we need not look too far into the future to see what the consequences are of exposing our children to this harmful radiation right now. According to a statistic provided by NeurologyChannel.com, “Malignant brain tumors are the second leading cause of death in children [under age 15] and young adults [under the age of 34]“. In Australia, they’re the NUMBER ONE. And experts are suggesting a connection with increased EMF radiation exposure from the use of cell phones.
What Cell Phones Can Do To A Youngster’s Brain In 2 Minutes
U.K. Sunday Mirror
April 1, 2004 Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwards… THE CHILD SCRAMBLER THESE are the first images that show the shocking effect that using a mobile phone has on a child’s brain. Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwards. And they also found for the first time how radio waves from mobile phones penetrate deep into the brain and not just around the ear. The study by Spanish scientists has prompted leading medical experts to question whether it is safe for children to use mobile phones at all. Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability. It was the first time that human guinea pigs were used to measure the effects of mobile phone radiation on children. The tests were carried out on an 11-yearold boy and a 13-year-old girl called Jennifer. Using a CATEEN scanner, linked to a machine measuring brain wave activity, researchers were able to create the images above. The yellow coloured part of the scan on the right shows how radiation spreads through the centre of the brain and out to the ear on the other side of the skull. The scans found that disturbed brain wave activity lasted for up to an hour after the phone call ended. Dr Gerald Hyland — a Government adviser on mobiles — says he finds the results “extremely disturbing”. “It makes one wonder whether children, whose brains are still developing, should be using mobile phones,” he adds. “The results show that children’s brains are affected for long periods even after very short-term use. “Their brain wave patterns are abnormal and stay like that for a long period. “This could affect their mood and ability to learn in the classroom if they have been using a phone during break time, for instance. “We don’t know all the answers yet, but the alteration in brain waves could lead to things like a lack of concentration, memory loss, inability to learn and aggressive behaviour.” Previously it had been thought that interference with brain waves and brain chemistry stopped when a call ended. The results of the study by the Spanish Neuro Diagnostic Research Institute in Marbella coincide with a new survey that shows 87 per cent of 11- to 16-year-olds own mobile phones and 40 per cent of them spend 15 minutes or more talking each day on
them. And disturbingly, 70 per cent said they would not change the use of their phone even if advised to by the Government. Dr Hyland plans to publish the latest findings in medical journal The Lancet next year. He said: “This information shows there really isn’t a safe amount of mobile phone use. We don’t know what lasting damage is being done by this exposure. “If I were a parent I would now be extremely wary about allowing my children to use a mobile even for a very short period. My advice would be to avoid mobiles.” Dr Michael Klieeisen, who conducted the study, said: “We were able to see in minute detail what was going on in the brain. “We never expected to see this continuing activity in the brain. “We are worried that delicate balances that exist — such as the immunity to infection and disease — could be altered by interference with chemical balances in the brain.” A Department of Health spokesman said: “In children mobile phone use should be restricted to very short periods of time.” Do you think?.......
Look this isn't to scare you or have you go and take away your child's cell phone but for you to become the aware consumer of these products and know that they are powerful emitters of Electromagnetic fields which have been shown to alter the brains of the children that use them. The safety of these and the usage of them rests in your hands as the parent or grandparent. Don't let them use these devices for long intervals. Use the guidelines below. 1. Use the speakerphone. The cell phone radiation drops exponentially by distance. So the further away the phone is from your head, the better. 2. Limit use to essential calls and keep calls short. Even a two-minute call has been found to alter the natural electrical activity of the brain for up to an hour afterwards. 3. Children should be allowed to use the cell phone in cases of emergency only. Because of their developing skulls, the radiation can penetrate much more deeply. 4: Use an Air Tube Headset (not regular wired headset). Research has shown that regular wired headset could transmit radiation into the ear canal. 5: Don’t put the cell phone in your pocket or belt while in use or while it is on. Men who wear cell phones near their groin could have their sperm count dropped by as much as 30 percent, study shows. 6: If using phone without a headset, wait for the call to connect before placing phone next to the ear. Radiation level is higher while phone is still trying to make a connection. 7: Do not use the cell phone in enclosed metal spaces such as vehicles or elevators. Phones need more power to make connection; the metal enclosure also traps the radiation and reflects it back at the occupants. 8: Do not make a call when the signal strength is one bar or less. The phone must work harder to establish a connection and thus emits more radiation. 9: Buy a phone with low radiation rating (low radiation cell phones). The phone’s SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) can be found in manual. The lower the SAR value from FCC limit of 1.6 W/kg, the better. 10: Use scientifically proven cell phone radiation reducing or protection device.
**Just be a consumer that is more highly aware of what you and your family are purchasing and how it will ultimately affect your health. Be it electronics, food, clothing, lifestyle concepts you have to know for sure if it is good for you or not. DON'T LISTEN TO THE MARKETING!