Children & Teens
EMFs are Hazardous for Kids!
Children are of particular concern when it comes to the hazards of man-made electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Numerous studies have shown that kids are more susceptible to the damaging effects of EMF exposure than adults are, which is incredibly worrisome given the unprecedented levels of microwave radiation most are exposed to these days. Cell phones and wireless devices produce this type of radiation, as do things like WiFi routers and cell towers, which means our modern-day children are essentially saturated in this invisible toxin. It has become critical that we all pay attention to this issue!
It can be very confusing as a parent examining this problem because the wireless industry, as well as most governments, claim that it’s not possible for this type of non-ionizing radiation to damage human health. Oddly, they do not recognize the highly reputable research that has been demonstrating major health implications for decades. Because of this fact, it has become important for us to read the science and evaluate the dangers ourselves, especially when it comes to children.
A Look at the Issues
In his book, Overpowered: What Science Tells Us About the Dangers of Cell Phones and other Wi-Fi Era Devices [VIEW], Dr. Martin Blank helps us to understand some of the specifics surrounding the dangers of EMF exposure when it comes to children. He places special emphasis on DNA damage:
“Children’s bodies operate differently than adults. The most important difference is that children continuously grow at a faster pace. The rate of growth in children means they undergo a much faster pace of cell division. Thus, the DNA of children is more vulnerable to the errors that occur during normal protein synthesis, and any damaged DNA is more likely to pass to more cells (through cell division as well as replication), spreading further in the body and more rapidly…The bone in a child’s head is thinner, leading to less shielding of the brain’s neurons from external forces than is found in adults...research has shown that the amount of radiation absorbed from cell phones is larger in children than adults because children have higher levels of electrical conductivity than their older counterparts.”
What this means is that the biological danger represented by EMF exposure applies even more so to developing children and teenagers. This makes education & action absolutely critical when it comes to considering the exposure of children to both high and low-level EMFs.
Dr. Martin Pall’s List of Known Hazards
Dr. Martin Pall, a renowned professor of biochemistry and medical sciences, made an incredible breakthrough in recent years when he identified the exact interaction that occurs within the human cell when exposed to microwave radiation. He issued the following list of known health hazards in a recent letter to the governor of California. The list is based on reputable and current science, and it is an incredible resource for understanding the true hazards presented by EMF radiation, especially when it comes to children.
Dr. Martin Pall’s list:
1) Various neurological/neuropsychiatric effects, including changes in brain structure and function.
2) Changes in various types of psychological responses and changes in behavior.
3) At least eight different endocrine (hormonal) effects.
4) Cardiac effects influencing the electrical control of the heart, including changes in ECGs.
5) Chromosome breaks and other changes in chromosome structure.
6) Histological changes in the testes.
7) Cell death.
8) Lowered male fertility including lowered sperm quality and function, and also lowered female fertility.
9) Oxidative stress.
10) Changes in calcium fluxes and calcium signaling.
11) Cellular DNA damage, including single-strand breaks and double-strand breaks in cellular DNA, and 8-OHdG in cellular DNA.
12) Cancer, which is likely to involve these DNA changes but also increased rates of tumor promotion-like events.
13) Cataract formation (previously thought to be thermal, now known not to be).
14) Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier.
15) Melatonin depletion and sleep disruption.
Please also visit our Library to view a list of studies we have found to be incredibly informative when it comes to EMF effects.
What to Do?
It is important to teach your children to be aware that cell phones and wireless devices emit radiation and that this radiation is unhealthy. It is amazing how many children will take action for themselves upon knowing this, automatically beginning to keep their phones and devices away from their bodies. You can help by encouraging the use of wired headphones or speakerphone during phone calls and giving reminders to keep their tablets or laptops on tables instead of laps.
Here at EarthCalm, we also believe EMF protection is a critical measure when it comes to children and teenagers. We work hard to develop technology that can help lessen the negative impact of EMF radiation. Our Quantum Cell was developed in order to make cell phones and wireless devices safer to be around, and research has shown it to be highly effective! No matter the level of protection, however, we always discourage holding a radiation-producing device up close to your body, so maintaining a good distance is still very important. Check out our whole-house and wearable EMF protection to cover all the bases of everyday life.