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"According to most research, yes, cell phones are indeed that bad. As far back as 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency noted that many cell phones contain harmful perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical known to cause sexual reproductive and developmental damage to women and girls. PFOA is also known to cause heart disease and other massive problems like cancer.
Environmental Working Group, (EWG) frowns on cell phone radiation, too. EWG recently complied a comprehensive, 10-month science evaluation of the hazards of cell phone radiation, including data from more than 200 peer-reviewed studies, government advisories and industry documents and the results weren’t pretty. For example, according to EWG:
Studies of long-term cell phone users (10 years+), show that they have an increased risk of developing two types of brain tumors.
Researchers have found a 48-58% increased risk of salivary gland tumors among people who make the greatest total number of calls.
A recent Danish study shows that cell phone users are at an increased risk for neurological symptoms such as migraine and vertigo.
A study from the University of California, Los Angeles found a correlation between prenatal exposure to cell phone radiation and behavioral problems in children."
"Remember, smoking wasn’t considered that bad back in the day. Now of course we know that smoking kills. Before the 90s, the dangers of BPA, pesticides, vinyl and cleaning chemicals were practically unheard of, and not discussed much, yet now we’ve got adults running around with long-lasting environmental toxins in their bodies. If you allow your child to use a cell phone maybe nothing bad will happen. On the flip side, some very terrible health issues could occur. Is it fair to make your child the guinea pig for cell phone hazards? Maybe a good old fashioned book, stuffed toy or sing-a-long is a better, safer choice when it comes to entertaining your child."
Cell Phone Radiation -> Get a Safer Phone
iPhones and Cell Phones May Have Potentially Deadly Side Effects for Kids
Many parents are on fence about toddler use of iPhones or cell phones. On one hand, bright and flashy gadgets can be an excellent attention grabber for a bored toddler. On the other hand, do we really know what we’re exposing our tots to when we hand over the iPhone? Are we actually allowing our kids to be guinea pigs for a gadget that may have negative health and psychological side effects? Possibly, according to a new book, “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family,” by Dr. Devra Davis. In this new book, Davis says that cell phones and other like-minded gadgets may expose our kids to some very dangerous health and developmental risks. Read on to get the facts on the cell phone debate.
Dr. Devra Davis isn’t simply a cell phone adversary for the sake of being confrontational. Davis is a renowned cancer expert who has worked with the National Academy of Sciences and a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner. In her new book, Davis notes that cell phone radiation is a “national emergency,” especially when it comes to children.
According to current research, cell phone radiation could result in damaged DNA, reduced sperm count, memory loss, broken down brain’s defenses and may even increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. The risks to younger cell phone users may be extremely deadly in the long run because kids’ brains are still growing, thus highly vulnerable to cell phone radiation.Read more at www.inhabitots.com