A shocking new report by
the Bio-Initiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks
to health from wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation) and
electromagnetic fields (EMF's) has substantially increased since 2007.
Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are
said to be at particular risk.
Concerns about the potential vulnerability of
children to radio frequency fields from mobile telephony were first raised
by an expert group in the United Kingdom on the grounds that children have
a longer lifetime of exposure than adults and from a physiologic point of
view, they have a developing nervous system, their brain tissue is more
conductive than that of adults because it has a higher water content and
ion concentration and they have greater RF energy in the tissues of the
head at mobile telephone frequencies.
Regarding the long-term health effects of
mobile-phone use, the paucity of data, particularly for children, suggests
that low-cost precautionary measures are appropriate especially because
some of the exposures are close to guideline limits. Physicians could
advise parents that their children's RF exposure can be reduced by
restricting the length of calls or by using hands-free devices to keep
mobile phones away from the head and body.