Children and mobile cell phones
Concerned about your children being exposed to wireless EMF radiation? Here you will learn how to minimize their risk of cell phone radiation exposure and find out more about our Blocksock (link) cell phone emf protection case, which provides a shield against microwave radiation from phones.
There is an ongoing debate about the safety of children using cell phones and as a responsible parent you might want to consider these two comments made by two prominent scientists in the field of microwave radiation and health during a conference held by the charity Children With Cancer in London in April 2012, during which the subject of “brain tumours, mobile phones and childhood cancer” was debated.
Mr Pilkington, a professor of cellular and molecular neuro-oncology for four decades, believes that parents should adopt precautions: “If there is any possibility that mobiles can cause tumours, it would suggest children are more vulnerable because their brain cells are still dividing. Anyone who has children wants them to be exposed to risk as little as possible. Therefore until we know more about all possible risks, not only from radiation, parents might want to think carefully about giving children a phone.”
Kevin O’Neill, consultant neurosurgeon at Charing Cross Hospital and chairman of the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, shares Mr Pilkington’s caution: “There have been many studies looking at the risk of mobile phone use,” says Mr O’Neill. “Some have shown no increased risk and some have shown some increased risk. As the World Health Organisation classifies mobile phone radiation as a class b carcinogen and therefore a possible link to the formation of brain tumours, then we need to be cautious about our exposure, particularly if there is a long lag phase between exposure and the production of their health effects.”
Personally, I notice an analogy between the current ignorance towards the effects of cell phone EMF radiation and the smoking health fiasco from the previous century, hallmarked by the spin and miss information, when the tobacco companies’ lobbyists managed to deny the general public of the revelation about the cancer caused by smoking cigarettes (leading to many millions of unnecessary deaths) for about three decades. In most parts of the world, with as of March 2014 the exception of Maine in the USA where a bill has been passed in the Senate to place health warning labels on cell phone packaging, the only warning against cell phone radiation is the small print where you will often find thinly veiled disclaimers – just enough for use in future court cases, but vague enough not to cause much concern. If you doubt me, take a look at your iPhone instructions before you decide how to treat your children with regard to cell phone use.
Following these 4 steps will reduce the exposure of your children to the harmful cell phone radiation:
1, Encourage them to text more than phone.
2, Keep calls short and for emergencies only.
3, Use speaker phone with the phone at least two feet away from them.
4, For private calls use a headset with air tubes or a Blocsock cell phone emf shielding case.
Also have a look at other products protecting from harmful EMF fields: the Bed Canopy against cell tower radiation; Blocpaint, our world renowned microwave radiation conductive shielding paint or dirty electricity filters.