Many benefits that stem from our increasingly connected online world; but, there’s also a big side effect that most of us don’t know about or consider – electromagnetic fields from microwaves, TVs, radios, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices may be harmful. While the research is ongoing and there are some dots that have yet to be connected, the negative effects of Wi-Fi exposure is largely being ignored by mainstream science. Now, new evidence suggests it's even more harmful to children than previously thought.
Why Are Kids More Susceptible?
Recently, the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure published a study that adds a new wrinkle to this very real danger: exposure is far worse for children, adolescents, and especially fetuses than it is for adults.  The reasons why kids are in more danger from RF/EMF exposure are simple.
The skulls of children are smaller. So, if they’re hit by the same amount as an adult, it’s going to impact them more.
Their Skulls are Thinner
You probably know that babies’ skulls aren’t fully formed when they are born, but in truth, the skull continues to grow and thicken for quite a while. This means that kids don’t have the same protective insulation against radiation for their brains that adults do.
Their Brain Tissue is More Absorbent
Not only can more radiation get through, it’s also more likely that kids’ still developing brain tissue will absorb it.
Unfortunately, more and more toys and other products for kids are being designed with Wi-Fi capabilities, putting them at greater risk for developing health concerns related to RF/EMF radiation.
What Can Be Done?
While it’s pretty much impossible to completely keep your child away from radiation altogether, you can take steps to reduce their exposure. Some of these include revising current exposure limits down and acknowledging that there should be different safety levels for adults and children. More closely monitoring toys and toy manufacturers that incorporate Wi-Fi is also advised.
One Final Thought
The unfortunate truth about Wi-Fi devices is that no one really knows how much damage they might cause because it may take several decades for serious concerns to develop. If we don’t want to wake up in 30 years to the biggest health crisis in history, we need to be more safety-minded now!
- L. Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari, Devra Lee Davis. Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure. Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jmau.2014.06.005.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.