You can’t go anywhere for longer than a minute or two these days without crossing paths with at least a few people who are glued to their smart phones. Some people in younger generations are even living their entire lives through the eye of their phones.
Do a search for “baby” + “iPhone” and you’ll find a plethora of supposedly cutesy pictures of babies holding cell phones up to their little undeveloped skulls. Parents give their smart phones to their small children to play with all the time, and many times, the babies are even better at using the devices than their parents are.
There are now toy “smart phones” and other fake wireless devices to train the average tot to become the average consumer from the time they are tiny.
But does the average parent who does this even realize that studies have shown people who use cell phones before the age of 20 have a five times higher chance of developing malignant brain tumors?
Do they know that the country of Belgium has banned all cell phones manufactured and marketed towards children age seven and under because the International Agency for Research on Cancer cited a potential increase in brain cancer risk back in 2011?
Did they realize that the United Kingdom has told its schools to discourage students under 16 from using cell phones due to health risks citing a scientific report which states that children “have smaller heads, thinner skulls, and higher tissue conductivity than adults” so “they may absorb more energy from a mobile phone than adults”?
Were they aware that the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety has confirmed “the existence of non-thermal effects of electromagnetic fields on living matter” which includes “blood brain barrier changes, learning and behavioral effects, changes in anti-oxidant enzyme activities, DNA and biological damage”?
That this caused the commission to conclude, “We strongly advise limited use of cell phones, and other similar devices, by young children andteenagers, and we call upon governments to apply the Precautionary Principle as an interim measure while more biologically relevant standards are developed to protect against, not only the absorption of electromagnetic energy by the head, but also adverse effects of the signals on biochemistry, physiology and electrical biorhythms”?
In fact, childhood diagnoses of brain cancer are ‘mysteriously’ on the rise and have been for awhile now…
But I guess giving a two-year-old a cell phone is just so cute.