The Impact Of Mobile Phones On Children In The Womb Leads To Behavior Problems – Part 3 of 3
Compared to children with no exposure to cell phones, those exposed both before and after birth were 50 percent more likely to display behavior problems, the study found. Children exposed to cell phones in the womb, but not after they were born, showed a 40 percent higher danger of borderline behavior problems. And those not exposed to cell phones before birth, but who were using them by age seven, were 20 percent more likely to have behavior problems.
One pro on child development who was not involved in the study commented favorably on its design. “The study’s methodology was rigorous and responsible. The researchers took into account as many possible variables as they could, given the limitations of the facts set,” said Dr Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park.
More than 285 million Americans no use room phones, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. Some studies have raised concern that the radiofrequency energy from cell phones may ostentation a risk to human health, but the association between cell phone use and health problems, including cancer and brain tumors, hasn’t been conclusively proven. In the past few years, additional sources of radiofrequency energy, such as wireless networks and radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags used to track products, collect tolls on highways, and speed up checkout lines-have become increasingly widespread, the survey said.
While there’s no reason for pregnant women to avoid using their cell phones, “precautionary measures might be warranted”. A simple way to reduce radiofrequency exposure is to use a cell phone’s spieler mode or a headset to place more distance between your body or head and the phone. Dr Adesman agreed. “The most conservative and perhaps prudent approach would be for both pregnant women and very young children to shorten their cell phone exposure enlargement. The risks seem to be small, but nonetheless, based on this study, they’re hard to dismiss”.