Children are growing up in a sea of radiofrequency radiation that has never existed in human history. In America today, about twenty million children under the age of fourteen have cellphones. Increasingly, scientists and policy makers in tech-savvy nations like Israel and Finland are concerned that the ways these devices are used imperil the brain.
A five-year old’s brain, healthy or otherwise, is encased in a thinner skull and contains more fluid than an adult brain. The bone marrow of a child’s head absorbs 10 times more radiation than an adult, while those of infants and toddlers will absorb even more.
There is no known safe dose standard of cellphone radiation for pregnant women, their developing babies, men who wish to become fathers, or for young children.
What can you do to protect your children from radiation emitted from high tech gadgets? Don’t allow children to play with or use your cell phone. Older children should use a headset when talking on a cell phone.