Want healthy kids? Doctors have been warning for many years that NO ONE should be sleeping with their cell phones next to their beds.
Blue Light from screens can cause serious health problems including insomnia (see 1, 2, 3). Wireless radiation exposure from cell phones can also cause serious health problems, especially in kids. It’s not just about increased cancer risk either. Exposure can cause a variety of undesirable symptoms and illnesses including “Microwave Sickness” and Electromagnetic Sensitivity (ES). In fact, no “safe” level of wireless radiation has even been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. There’s also a class action lawsuit against 11 smartphone models for exceeding federal RF safety levels up to 500%!
Unfortunately, most kids – at least in the UK – are still sleeping with cell phones next to their beds AND spending many of their waking hours with cell phones turned on and near them even when not in use.
From the BBC:
The Childwise report found children getting mobiles at an earlier age, with most now having their own phone by the age of seven.
The average time spent on mobiles by seven to 16-year-olds is three hours and 20 minutes per day.
There are 57% who always have the phone beside their bed and 44% who feel “uncomfortable” if they are ever without a phone signal.
There are 42% who say they keep their phone on them at all times and never turn it off.
“The moment a child owns a mobile phone, it can be a challenge to monitor what your child is accessing online because it’s such a private technology that most keep literally close to their chest,” said Mr Leggett.'
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