Posted: 19 Jan 2015 07:00 AM PST
There are 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, let alone consider–that electromagnetic fields from microwaves, TVs, radios, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices may possibly be carcinogenic. While the research is still small and there are some dots that have yet to be connected, WiFi is still an issue that is largely remaining ignored by mainstream science.
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 pretty simple and straightforward:
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, our skulls continue 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' brains will absorb it because their brain tissue is designed to soak things up.
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 problems related to RF/EMF radiation, such as low sperm count, cancer, and more.
What Can Be Done?
While it's pretty much impossible to completely keep your child away from microwave radiation altogether, experts have offered several suggestions regarding how to limit kids' 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 really cause because it can take several decades for serious problems like tumors to develop. But if we don't want to wake up in 30 years to one of the biggest health crisis in our history, we need to be more safety-minded now.
What do you think about WiFi? Do you avoid it? How? Please let us know in the comments!
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
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