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DEVELOPMENTAL IMPACTS ON KIDS
From an increased risk of Autism, Obesity, and Asthma, to poor mental health and learning impairments, children are more susceptible to the effects of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation in many ways.
Early exposure to EMF radiation can affect developing organs & body systems more, since EMF-injured cells are duplicating and multiplying as the child grows. Their watery, more conductive tissues allow EMF radiation to travel more easily throughout their bodies. Children absorb up to 60 percent more energy per pound of body weight than adults do. They are also smaller beings, so EMF radiation can travel farther through their body. Today’s standard for the maximum signal strength of cell phones is known to penetrate an adult head up to one inch. This same cell phone signal can pass completely through a child’s head! And for this new generation, they will have been exposed to technology for a far greater percentage of their lives, meaning chronic exposure will create more problems as they age.
While still in the womb, a fetus can face oxidative stress from EMF exposure, with studies showing an association with Autism, Obesity, and Asthma and high levels of EMF exposure during pregnancy. After birth, EMF radiation and blue light can interact further with brain development – leading to poor mental health and negative effects on learning abilities, disturbed sleep patterns, eye damage, and changes to physical health.
JAMA Network: Maternal Exposure to Magnetic Fields During Pregnancy in Relation to the Risk of Asthma in Offspring
Research Gate: Effect of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (Emfs) on Monoamine Neurotransmitters of Newborn Rats
Science Direct: Swedish review strengthens grounds for concluding that radiation from cellular and cordless phones is a probable human carcinogen
Science Direct: Spatial and temporal RF electromagnetic field exposure of children and adults in indoor micro environments in Belgium and Greece
Science Direct: The impact of exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields on chronic well-being in young people — A cross-sectional study based on personal dosimetry
Science Direct: Risk of Radiation Exposure to Children and Their Mothers
Pub Med: Use of mobile phones and cordless phones is associated with increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma
International Agency for Research on Cancer: IARC Classifies Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields as Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans
Science Direct: Physical activity, screen time and self-rated health and mental health in Canadian adolescents
Science Direct: Associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents: Evidence from a population-based study
Pub Med: Decreases in psychological well-being among American adolescents after 2012 and links to screen time during the rise of smartphone technology
NCBI: Social Relationships and Depression: Ten-Year Follow-Up from a Nationally Representative Study
Med Stanford: Non-genetic factors play surprisingly large role in determining autism, says study by group
Research Gate: Microwave Electromagnetic Radiation and Autism
Nature: A Prospective Study of In-utero Exposure to Magnetic Fields and the Risk of Childhood Obesity
Dove Press: Effects of Mobile Use on Subjective Sleep Quality
ABCD Study: The ABCD Study is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.
JAMA Network: Association Between Screen Media Use and Academic Performance Among Children and Adolescents
JBC: Blue Light Induces Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Free Radical Production in Epithelial Cells
Science Direct: Longitudinal associations between changes in screen-time and mental health outcomes in adolescents
SAMHSA: 2017 NSDUH Annual National Report
Health Matters: What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?
Independent: Does Spending Too Much Time on Smartphones and Tablets Damage Kid’s Development?
Martha Herbert: Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a pathophysiological link
Health Harvard: Blue light has a dark side
Health Host: The Real Deal about Millennials’ Technology Addiction
DefenderShield: “Verizon Foundation Survey on Middle School Students’ Use of Mobile Technology” TOPLINE
Autism Speaks: CDC increases estimate of autism’s prevalence by 15 percent, to 1 in 59 children
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Advocates for EMF Exposure Guidelines up to 400 Times Stricter than FCC SAR Standards
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Why Small Children Are The Most Sensitive to Screen Time & EMFs
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Autism and EMF Radiation Exposure: Is There a Link?
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How to Reduce Your Child’s EMF & Blue Light Exposure During the Holidays
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