| Electromagnetic Radiation & Children
If you or your children are often tired or ill, maybe electromagnetic radiation is the cause. Electromagnetic radiation is emitted from many modern technologies:-
As we seemingly move to homes
dominated by these electromagnetic devices, what health hazards might
they have? And how to protect ourselves?
- wireless routers
- mobile and wireless phones
- mobile phone masts
- 'smart' gas and electricity meters that monitor consumption
- hair dryers
- electric shavers
- electric blankets
- electric clock radios (e.g. by bed)
- wireless baby monitors
Natural Child Magazine
(posted 2014, accessed 20 May 2014) tells us that, as with other health
hazards, the growing body of a child is more at risk. One study showed
children absorbed ten times as much radiation as an adult.
Electromagnetic radiation has been implicated in serious diseases,
like cancer, foetal damage, and immune, nervous and reproductive
disorders. The World Health Organization says that electropollution smog may interfere with tiny electrical currents that are central to body functioning. The article's advice for children:-
My advice is minimise these devices in your home.
- Avoid chronic,
constant exposure to wireless devices at close proximity to you and your baby.
- Avoid using a baby
monitor or choose one carefully.
- Don’t allow young
children to use mobile and cordless phones, especially held next to the head.
- Keep your own calls
on cellular and cordless phones as short as possible if children are nearby,
and turn your cell phone off when the call is completed.
- Remove wi-fi and
wireless products from your home, or disconnect the wireless router at night or
when it’s not being used.
- Keep your portable
phone base unit as far away as possible (three rooms or a different floor) from
where you and your baby spend most of your time.
- Switching your
phone or tablet to “Airplane Mode” will allow access to many applications but
reduce radiation exposure.
- When pregnant or
with an infant, avoid prolonged visits to public places where wireless
connections are in place
- Keep your wireless
devices away from your pregnant belly and don’t sleep with them in your
- Avoid setting your
laptop or tablet across your young child’s legs when it’s online.
Ban them from your bedroom.
Where you must have them, keep them as far away from you as possible.
When you must use them, use them as little as possible.
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