The Impact Of Mobile Phones On Children In The Womb Leads To Behavior Problems – Part 1 of 3
The Impact Of Mobile Phones On Children In The Womb Leads To Behavior Problems. Children exposed to cubicle phones in the womb and after lineage had a higher risk of behavior problems by their seventh birthday, possibly related to the electromagnetic fields emitted by the devices, a new study of nearly 29000 children suggests. The findings replicate those of a 2008 ponder of 13000 children conducted by the same US researchers. And while the earlier study did not factor in some potentially important variables that could have affected its results, this new one included them, said contribute to author Leeka Kheifets, an epidemiologist at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles.
And “These new results back the previous research and reduce the probability that this could be a chance finding”. She stressed that the findings suggest, but do not prove, a connection between cell phone exposure and later behavior problems in kids. The study was published online Dec 6, 2010 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
In the study, Kheifets and her colleagues wrote that further studies are needed to “replicate or refute” their findings. “Although it is too early to interpret these results as causal,” they concluded, “we are solicitous that early exposure to cell phones could carry a risk, which, if real, would be of public health concern given the widespread use of the technology”. The researchers used material from 28,745 children enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC), which follows the health of 100000 Danish children born between 1996 and 2002, as well as the health of their mothers.
Almost half the children had no disclosure to cell phones at all, providing a good comparison group. The data included a questionnaire mothers completed when their children turned seven, which asked about family lifestyle, adolescence diseases, and cell phone use by children, among other health-related questions. The questionnaire included a standardized test designed to identify emotional or behavior problems, inattention or hyperactivity, or problems with other children.