Effects of EMF Radiation
As scientists, media, and other key personalities continue to debate the impact of radiation on public health, one thing is for certain—we continue to be unsure of the health risks we face in this age of wireless technology.
Around the world however, more people are making an effort to do something about the possible dangers we face. Legislators are now making an effort to enact laws so that mobile devices have warning labels about radiation levels and its associated effects. Some countries, such as the UK, France and Finland, are taking active steps to reduce usage for young children.
A lot of these new rules and legislations are a response to the studies that warn against the effects of long-term exposure to radiation. Respected organizations like the World Health Organization are making a stronger push to fully assess the “potential long-term effects of mobile phone use.”
Confirmed or not, these modern technologies would be far too difficult to eliminate completely from our daily lives….
EMF radiation protection for pregnant women
Of course, electronics prove to be crucial tools for communication and information to us all, not just the un-pregnant – Given that this is also the most vulnerable stage in your baby’s life, it’s imperative to find a balance between convenience and caution.
Some reasons why pregnant women need EMF radiation protection
- Cellphone exposure may cause behavioral disorders
A Yale-study says that exposure to radiation from cellphones during pregnancy can affect a baby’s brain development. Their research, which was conducted on mice who were exposed to radiation as fetuses, revealed that exposure resulted in hyperactivity and reduced memory capacity. This behavior mimics a common developmental disorder in humans called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), characterized by inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
“This is the first experimental evidence that fetal exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult behavior,” said senior author Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, professor and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.
- Unborn children are more vulnerable to radiation
Developing fetus brains of unborn children are fragile and more vulnerable, making it even more important to keep a safe distance between yourself and your gadgets while pregnant. Also, the fetus’s brain absorbs radiation at a greater rate as it has very little bone protection at this stage.
According to NCBI, ”The Scientific Panel recognizes that the body of evidence on EMF requires a new approach to protection of public health; the growth and development of the fetus, and of children; and argues for strong preventative actions. New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health worldwide.”
- Connection between EMF radiation and miscarriages.
In another study that was intended to understand the real effects of EMF on pregnant women, results showed that use of cellphones may be related to early spontaneous abortions. Despite the lack of in-depth understanding regarding the underlying mechanisms that prompted such results, researchers emphasize that “early embryos are known to be sensitive to environmental exposures. An adverse effect during early fetal development at the cellular level by EMF of cell phones could conceivably result in fetal death.”
To date, researchers are pushing for further research to study the relationship between EMF radiation and miscarriages and understand how exposure could negatively affect pregnancies.
- The World Health Organization has classified mobile phone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic”
A carcinogen is “any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer.” Respected institutions such as the World Health Organization(WHO) have classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans.
A study has determined that children absorb 60 percent more radiation than adults—so you can only imagine just how vulnerable your unborn child is, when you’re inadvertently exposing them to radiation through frequent use of electronics.
The uncertainty behind the long-term effects of radiation exposure doesn’t mean that you ignore the warnings. Below are some simple, but wholly effective ways to reduce radiation exposure during your pregnancy—
- Instead of speaking directly on your cell phone, use airtube headsets designed to minimize exposure to radiation.
- Whenever possible, use a landline so that you limit your time on your mobile.
- Avoid using your laptop or tablet on your lap.
- Turn off electronics that aren’t being used around the house.
- Be more aware of how much time you spend using your electronic devices and try to minimize them.
- Use shielding products whenever you must use your gadgets, especially when you’re working on your laptop or using your cellphone.
Of course, technology evolves at such a rapid rate that science tends to be constantly catching up, and there is still a lot of data to point out hard evidence for the full effects of radiation. The simple truth is that there’s still too much we don’t know.
That said – better safe than sorry….
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