CBSNews.com “Dumb Things to Boost Possible Cancer Risk” Includes Encouraging Kids to Use Cell Phones. Sprint Giving Free Cell Phones to High School Students.

By B.N. Frank

You just can’t make this stuff up.

From CBSNews.com post “Cell Phones & Cancer:  8 Dumb Things to Boost Possible Cancer Risk”  

Mistake: Encouraging kids to use cell phones

Why should parents discourage kids from holding cell phones against their ears? Because their skulls are thinner, for one thing, and their brains are still growing fast. Thinner skulls aren’t as good at blocking cell phone radiation, Dr. Davis says.

Use a land line, text, or use the speakerphone function or an earpiece – anything to keep cell phones away from their heads.

“Sprint’s ‘1Million Project’ to give Mount Vernon students free cellphone, internet”

“As teachers increasingly adopt online curriculum tools, it’s important that we as a District seek to provide digital equity to our students beyond the school day,” Joseph McGrath, the district’s technology administrator, said in a statement.

Mr. McGrath and the rest of the Mt. Vernon school district may not be aware that this idea of “providing digital equity” to students is being lambasted by past and present tech inventors as well as investors because Silicon Valley parents have been sending their kids to expensive private “low tech” schools for many years now. 

Silicon Valley parents (including Steve Jobs) have limited their kids’ use of cell phones and other technology in their homes as well.

Besides being a “Possible Cancer Risk” no “safe” level (of cell phone radiation) has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. 

Safety guidelines and standards for cell phones were also designed over 20 years ago for adults – not children.

And as many are witnessing firsthand, children and “Digital Addiction” is a big problem right now.

Back to the article: “According to Sprint, “70 percent of America’s high school teachers assign homework that requires Internet access…”

If Silicon Valley parents don’t want their kids using tech all that much, why should non-Silicon Valley parents want this?  

Cell phones have been known to malfunction, catch fire, and/or explode.

Research has also determined that cell phones are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

If Silicon Valley kids aren’t required to use all this new technology to get a top-notch education, why is this required for the rest of America’s kids?

Does this make sense to you?

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Additional links:

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“Do We Need More Research? Or Do We Need to Stop Using Plastic Mannequin Heads and Bodies for “Safety Testing” on Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices?”

“Whose Research Is It Anyway? Meet One Scientist Who Gets Paid to Defend Both Tobacco and Wireless Products”

“CBSNews.com: #2 Dumb Thing to Boost Possible Cancer Risk is Carrying Cell Phone Too Close to Body”

“CBSNews.com: Sleeping with Your Cell Phone is #1 Dumb Thing to Boost Your Possible Cancer Risk”

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“Research Proves that Exposure to Cell Phone and Wireless (WiFi) Radiation Can Worsen Pre-existing Conditions – Even if It Didn’t Cause Them”

“Road Rage Explained? Cell Phone Radiation Lowers Impulse Control, Disrupts Blood Brain Barrier”

The Irony of “Selfies” Surgery: Cell Phone Radiation Exposure and “Rapid Aging Syndrome”

Dear Cell Phone Radiation Warning Naysayers, MeThinks Thou Protests Too Much”

Popular Science” Magazine Still Blows Off Cell Phone Radiation Warnings Despite Reports From The World Health Organization, Dr. Oz, Stephen Colbert and Others


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