Levels of electromagnetic radiation exposed
This is the claim of Dr. Kerry Crofton, PhD. She goes on to say, “We don't have to give up all electronic devices, but we do need to use them differently. First, we need to understand that the government standards we assume are protecting us are thousands of times too lenient, and there are biological effects from these 'safe' levels.” The effects of these exposures are particularly an issue for concern for our children.
Some of these effects are thought to include:
- Unexplained headaches/nosebleeds
- Anxiousness/ heart palpitations/other 'unexplained' cardiac symptoms
- Ringing ears
- Immune suppression
- Children's leukemia
- An increased risk for brain cancer/neurological disorders
Children are at a greater disadvantage than adults due to thinner skulls, smaller brains, and the potential of long-term exposure. The effects for children expand to include retarded learning and performance impairment.
David Carpenter, MD, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, School of Public Health, University of Albany, New York, believes, along with many other public health experts, the current scientific evidence shows there will be widespread cancers ahead as a consequence of using cell phones and WiFi without any restrictions.
The Northside Independent School District in Texas is on the verge of utilizing a radio frequency ID system in two of its schools. This is another source of electromagnetic radiation exposure for children as this system emits dangerous radio waves. The hope is to implement the strategy to track kids at all of the district's 112 campuses covering approximately 100,000 youth.