You may have heard about the potential dangers of EMF and hazards of electromagnetic field radiation, or EMF. What you may not realize is that it can affect children more than most.
Young bodies still in the process of developing — physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially — may be most susceptible to the dangers of EMF from long-term effects of EMF exposure. What’s more, children today are experiencing more radiation than any other generation in human history. The proliferation of cell towers in community spaces near pre-schools, churches, daycares, and public school campuses means that today’s children experience 1,000 times more radiation frequency than children of just 20 to 25 years ago.
Many parents are waking up to the fact that we need to protect children from the side effects of EMF, which can include:
- ADHD: Some studies have linked Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, with the increased use of cell phones, electronics, and laptop radiation. These effects from dangers of EMF may begin to develop even before birth. One study of women who used cell phones throughout their pregnancy found that the children, later on, had 25% more emotional problems, 35% higher levels of hyperactivity, 49% issues with conduct, and 34% more problems with peers than the children of mothers who did not use cell phones.
- Asthma: Correlations have also been made between EMF exposure during pregnancy and later incidences of asthma. Some people also report that asthma symptoms can appear worse around high levels of EMF, as they can interfere with your body’s normal cell, brain, nervous system, and DNA functioning.
- Cancer: There has been a nearly 30% increase in the number of brain tumor cases caused by an “unknown nature” since 2008. However, this dramatic spike is not reflected in the national cancer registry. More and more studies are being conducted to fully determine the possible link between EMF dangers and deadly types of cancer.
The upside to all of this bad news is that there are ways to protect children and everyone in your family from the dangers of EMF, despite the enormous prevalence of small appliances and cordless phone radiation throughout each and every day of our lives.
While some families have chosen to move off the grid altogether and into EMF dead zones, most people can’t afford to take such drastic action. The most important thing you can do for your children is to educate yourself and gain all the knowledge you can about the dangers of EMF.