Cell Phone use during Pregnancy linked to Childhood Asthma

Pregnant Mothers’ Cell Phone habits can condemn their Children to a Lifetime of Breathing Difficulty

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Pregnancy and cell phones linked to childhood asthma

A recently completed 13 year long prospective – forward looking – Kaiser Permanente Study shows a highly significant link between EMF exposure and a child’s risk of developing asthma. The study followed 626 boys and girls from before birth, to the age of 13. The study found that every 1 mG (milli-Gray) increase in EMF increases a child’s risk of developing asthma by 15%.

How much Radiation is 1 mG?

A Gray is a measure of how much radiation per second you absorb per kilogram of your body weight. As a general rule, you should expect to be exposed to between 1 and 2 mG per second by most cell phones if you hold them right next to your ear.

Childhood Asthma has increased along with Cell Phone Usage

Over the last few decades, as cell phones have become more popular rates of childhood asthma in the US have increased as well. In 1980, before cell phone use became common, 2.9% of American children developed asthma before the age of 18. Since then, childhood asthma rates have more than doubled – 6.7% in 2004 – the most recent year data is available.

Factors that Increase Childhood Asthma Risk

The study found that certain factors can increase the already high level of risk that a child will develop asthma because of the mother’s cell phone use. If the mother has asthma, the risk level for the child doubles, to an overall 6-fold increase over children whose mothers did not expose them to cell phone radiation. According to Dr. De-Kun Li, who lead the study: “The fetus of a mother with a history of asthma is especially vulnerable to magnetic field exposures”

First born children are said to have higher risks of developing asthma from their mother’s cell phone use. Their risks increased dramatically when their mothers were exposed to radiation doses of more than 2 mG.

What you can do to Protect Your Child

The most important thing you can do is to keep cell phones away from your body at all times. Even when you are not talking on it, a cell phone still emits radiation. Testing shows however, that exposure levels drop significantly as distance from the body is increased. The following precautions are recommended by the WHO and other medical experts to reduce your exposure to radiation:

  • Keep your cell phone away from your body at all times!
  • Use the speakerphone function
  • Send a text instead of talking
  • Use a hands free device

LIFE BlueTube Radiation Free Headsets

Conventional hands free devices still emit tiny amounts of radiation. They depend on speakers in the headphones that generate EMF. LIFE BlueTube removes the speakers from the earpiece, they are suspended instead several inches away from your body. The sound is conducted to your ears by hollow tubes. When you use a LIFE BlueTube headset, you cut you (and your unborn child’s) exposure to EMF to the maximum possible extent. The only way to protect your child better is to stop using your cell phone entirely.

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Reference

Microwave News. Prenatal Exposure to Weak Magnetic Fields Leads to Childhood Asthma

August 1, 2011 Retrieved from: http://www.microwavenews.com/Asthma.Li.html

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