Watching a baby talk on a cellphone can be downright delightful—it can’t help but bring a smile to your face. But before you get caught up in your delight with how adorable your baby is with a cell phone, you might want to ask yourself twice, is your baby safe from cellphone radiation?
You might believe there is no definitive research yet on cellphone radiation dangers. Certainly, industry-funded researchers make those claims. But if you take time to do the research yourself, you’ll find that there’s an overwhelming number of industry-independent studies on the health effects of cellphone radiation that show very disturbing results.
And for those of us who have children, there are some studies that really set alarm bells off.
Risk is 5 Times Greater for Children & Teens
One of the most comprehensive studies on children carried out on the cellphone–cancer link was conducted by Professor Lennart Hardell et al in Sweden. The results of the study show that children and teens have 5 times chance more to get brain cancer if they use cell phones.
In particular, the study showed that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had a five-fold increase in glioma, a cancer of the glial cells that support the central nervous system. They also were five times more likely to get acoustic neuromas, tumors of the auditory nerve that often cause deafness.
What’s important is to realize that tumors generally take a minimum of 10-20 years to develop. So, although no signs may be showing at this point in a child doesn’t mean that they won’t be a couple of decades down the road.
Children are more susceptible to Cellphone Radiation So are they Safe?
Children are even more vulnerable to radiation than adults because their skulls are thinner and smaller. Also, their brains are still developing and contain more fluid than adult brains, which allows radiation to travel more deeply into the brain.
A child’s head absorbs 10 times more radiation than an adult’s head, while that of an infant absorbs even more.
Does your Baby have Cellphone Radiation Symptoms?
Early signs that your child may be reacting to cell phone radiation include: