Young children at great risk for brain tumors, behavioral disorders from cell phones, WiFi.
Media outlets across the nation are covering back to school activities, including fresh marketing directed at children as young as five – when most start Kindergarten.
Whereas some 80% of teens aged 11 and up have cell phones, many of which have smart phones, it is becoming common for ever younger children to carry phones too.
CBS in Detroit reported:
Some carriers, like Sprint with its “WeGo” device, are marketing cell phones to kids as young as five: “It’s not uncommon to see, really, 2 and 3-year-olds becoming quite fluent with using a touch tablet or a touch device,” DuBravac told CBS News. “So by the time they turn 6, 7, 8, they’re very comfortable with the mobile devices.”
Many parents feel reassured by being able to communicate with their children, no matter how young, to verify their safety and coordinate transportation home from school.
However, that sense of safety is a false illusion.
As Melissa Melton previously reported, there has been a concerted effort to market cells phones, tablets and computer devices at the youngest and most vulnerable in our society – with a blatant disregard for their safety:
But does the average parent who does this even realize that studies have shown people who use cell phones before the age of 20 have a five times higher chance of developing malignant brain tumors?
Do they know that the country of Belgium has banned all cell phones manufactured and marketed towards children age seven and under because the International Agency for Research on Cancer cited a potential increase in brain cancer risk back in 2011?
Did they realize that the United Kingdom has told its schools to discourage students under 16 from using cell phones due to health risks citing a scientific report which states that children “have smaller heads, thinner skulls, and higher tissue conductivity than adults” so “they may absorb more energy from a mobile phone than adults”?
Were they aware that the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety has confirmed “the existence of non-thermal effects of electromagnetic fields on living matter” which includes “blood brain barrier changes, learning and behavioral effects, changes in anti-oxidant enzyme activities, DNA and biological damage”?
Simply put, studies have already found that frequent cell phone use can increase your chances of a brain tumor, while the still developing skull and brain of a young child is known to be more vulnerable.
Exposure to WiFi also poses risks.
Is the convenience of the cell phone being weighed against its potentially serious health risks?
Read more statements about the risk here.