Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, are all around us in modern society. They’re emitted by virtually all of our electric power devices, but especially from wireless devices like cell phones, WiFi routers, laptops, small appliances, and, yes, wireless baby monitors.
So what’s the big deal? Chronic EMF exposure may lead to physiological cell stress after just one and a half years, according to a 2012 study. Damaged cells can cause a weakened immune system, fatigue, infertility, and further health problems. Every day, radiation emitted from our beloved technological devices may be making us sick.
EMF dangers are especially damaging to children.
Today’s generation of youth is more at risk of exposure to chronically high levels of EMF exposure than ever because of the increased use of and social dependence on wireless and cell phone technologies.
In a 2010 study, youth ages eight to 17 years old reported increased incidences of headaches and irritability and lowered concentration abilities in school after just brief EMF exposure. Imagine what the prolonged effects of exposure from devices in your home could do.
Damage can start even before birth.
Studies of pregnant women and cordless phone radiation demonstrate that EMF dangers can be transmitted through the womb: women with higher cell phone usage throughout their term of pregnancy had children with 35% more hyperactivity, 25% more emotional problems, 34% more peer problems, and 49% more conduct problems than those with low usage or some kind of EMF shielding in place.
It’s never too late to start to protect children from EMF danger
Instead of a wireless or digital baby monitor, look for a zero emission intercom system. Invest in an EMF protection shield for your home, and limit your child’s screen time with television, computers, and handheld electronic devices.
Dangers might begin at home, but so does protection. Ensure your child’s health by taking all of the proper precautions in the right ways.
P.S. If you are using a baby monitor, you will want to read this article on the massive baby monitor recall based on infant strangulation. This is not an EMF issue, but it’s a safety issue we want our readers to be aware of.