Should Cell Phones Be Banned From Children?

The Parliamentary Assembly in Europe concluded on May 6th—after an in-depth examination of evidence—that cell phones and Wi-Fi should be banned in schools. Why? Because of their “potentially harmful” effects on humans…especially “little” humans. And in breaking news today, the World Health Organization is now labeling mobile phones a “carcinogenic hazard”—like lead and chloroform.

Children are always the most vulnerable victims of environmental pollution. For instance, because of their size, they absorb 50 percent more air pollution than adults. When it comes to EMFs, studies have shown that their inner skulls and bones allow them to absorb twice the amount of radiation as an adult. EMFs can more deeply penetrate their brain tissue, which is more conductive than an adult’s because it contains a higher concentration of fluid and ions. One study found that a cell phone call lasting only two minutes causes brain hyperactivity that persists for an hour in children.

Because they’re growing 24/7, children’s cells are dividing at breakneck speed. The more cells that divide, the greater the risk for damage at critical junctures. EMFs can cause breaks in the blood-brain barrier, which is more permeable in children. That breach can allow toxins to travel to the brain through the bloodstream and can result in oxidative stress, damage to nerve tissue, and adverse effects to brain hormones such as dopamine and serotonin.

Reprinted with the kind permission of Edge on Health and Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman.

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6 Responses to Should Cell Phones Be Banned From Children?

  1. misty says:

    with WHO latest study regarding the carcinogenic hazards on cellphones, i think children should definitely prevented from using them.. we all know that most of the baby’s organs are still in the stage of maturity, so they are at a higher risk for health hazards.

  2. Brett Eliot says:

    Cell phones shouldn’t be given to children please. You are ruining your children if you do so.. Convert their mind towards studies and learning. At adult stage then provide mobile phones to them

  3. Yes as children are always the most vulnerable victims of environmental pollution.

  4. Cyberbullying is a sad, but true, issue today. Just monitor your child’s cell phone (if they have one) to make sure they aren’t a giver or receiver of bullying.

  5. not at all! they can be very useful in emergencies.. what we need to do is regulate the use of it.

  6. We all know that most of the baby’s organs are still in the stage of maturity, it should be avoided.

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