Children and EMFs

Many adults as well as epidemic proportions of children are suffering from ADHD and asthma. While children are the focus of this discussion the information holds equally true for ADHD or asthmatic adults. Children in particular with their developing nervous systems are more vulnerable than adults to the hazardous effects of EMF exposure. Even if your children do not show signs of ADHD or asthma, it is important to consider EMF protection.

With the advent of computerized games and cell phones, children have much higher levels of EMF exposure than ever before. The sharply rising curve of childhood nervous system disorders, such as hyperactivity, asthma, autism and other learning disorders comes as no surprise. A study in Trenton, N.J. in 2004 by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. documents a 49% increase in the use of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs by children under 5 in the previous three years.

For adults and children increases in frequency of asthma are often attributed to triggers such as increased levels of smog. A trigger that is almost always overlooked is chronic stress from electromagnetic fields. The unrecognized or invisible nature of this trigger is especially harmful because EMFs generate a stress reaction which is never ending and even getting worse
due to the increased availability of wireless cell phone towers and internet repeaters. It is not possible to turn back the clock, but it is possible to provide EMF protection for ourselves and our children.

Many studies, mostly from Europe, go even further and document the dangers involved with children and EMFs, and in particular the potential of tumors with extended exposure to cell phones and cell phone towers. The occurrence of tumors is the frightening end product of a long period of exposure. It is therefore especially important to limit children's exposure to cell phone radiation. By limiting overall exposure to EMF radiation, including cell phones, we would also expect improvement in a wide range of stress-induced conditions related to children and EMFs.
"Children under the age of eight should not use mobile phones, parents were advised last night after an authoritative report linked heavy use to ear and brain tumors and concluded that the risks had been underestimated by most scientists.

Professor Sir William Stewart, chairman of the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), said that evidence of potentially harmful effects had become more persuasive over the past five years.

The news prompted calls for phones to carry health warnings and panic in parts of the industry. One British manufacturer immediately suspended a model aimed at four to eight-year-olds.

The number of mobiles in Britain has doubled to 50 million since the first government-sponsored report in 2000. The number of children aged between five and nine using mobiles has increased fivefold in the same period.

In his report, Mobile Phones and Health, Sir William said that four studies have caused concern. One ten-year study in Sweden suggests that heavy mobile users are more prone to non-malignant tumors in the ear and brain while a Dutch study had suggested changes in cognitive function. A German study has hinted at an increase in cancer around base stations, while a project supported by the EU had shown evidence of cell damage from fields typical of those of mobile phones."

The London Times, January 12, 2005: Mobile phones tumor risk to young children, By Sam Coates, Nigel Hawkes and Alexandra Blair

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"Panorama (programming) spoke to a number of scientists on BBC who questioned the safety limits and were concerned about the possible health effects of (wireless) radiation.

If you look in the literature, you have a large number of various effects like chromosome damage, you have impact on the concentration capacity and decrease in short term memory, and increases in the number of cancer incidences, said Professor Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Another scientist, Dr Gerd Oberfeld, from Salzburg is now calling for Wi-Fi to be removed from schools." Panorama, Monday, 8.30pm, BBC1, Wi-Fi: A Warning Signal. Story from BBC NEWS: Published: 5/20/2007