By B.N. Frank
If smartphones operated via magic this would be a really cute story. Unfortunately they don’t. All wireless devices and infrastructure emits harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) which is also sometimes referred to as Electrosmog. Cell phone and WiFi radiation are sources of Electrosmog too.
Experts continue to warn about exposure causing all kinds of health issues – not just increased cancer risk. We’re all vulnerable; however, research has proven that children are particularly vulnerable. The American Academy of Pediatrics has been issuing warnings for many years. These devices weren’t originally designed for kids and there is still no “safe” level of wireless radiation that has been scientifically determined for them or pregnant women.
Of course, senior citizens using smartphones probably isn’t great for their health either for a variety of reasons including how blue light from screens can cause macular degeneration and blindness. Plus screen addiction affects all ages, robo calls are annoying, and smartphones can be hacked and private information can be stolen. Smartphones also have been known to catch fire and explode. Does any of this seem like a good thing for grandma and grandpa?
This week, the Arlington, Virginia-based scouts hosted “TechBridge,” their first walk-in clinic to help local senior citizens learn how to use their cellphones.
“Some had specific questions, but a lot of people came and just wanted to learn,” Maura Sammis, a Girl Scout Cadette who helped some attendees with Apple Pay, said. “I set that up for a couple people and they were really excited about that.”
Fellow troop member Sarah Middleton said the clinic helped 10 people with “a very broad spectrum” of tech support and training topics.
[…]It has to be something that helps your community,” Cadette Tara Udani explained. “And so for us, that was teaching elderly in our community how to use their technology better.”
It’s not a bad idea to own a cellphone. They can be life savers especially in emergency situations. Other than that, there are too many valid reasons for all of us to limit our use and exposure to smartphones and all other sources of Electrosmog including wireless hearing aids.
Can you hear me now? Good.
For more information, visit the following websites.
- Wireless Information Network
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Clear Light Ventures
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Physicians for Safe Technology
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