Navigation Links
Hazards of Electromagnetic Fields for children

Though technologic developments bring social and economic benefits to the society, the health consequences of these are difficult to predict and manage. With rapid advances in electromagnetic field (EMF) technologies and // communications, children are increasingly exposed to EMFs at an earlier age. Due to an association between childhood leukemia and exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields they are classified as a "possible human carcinogen." Concerns about the potential vulnerability of children to radio frequency (RF) fields have been raised, as their developing nervous systems are more susceptible. In addition, their brain tissue is more conductive, RF penetration is greater relative to head size, and they will have a longer lifetime of exposure than adults.

To evaluate information relevant to children's sensitivity to ELF and RF EMFs, the World Health Organization held an expert workshop in Istanbul, Turkey, in June 2004. A recent article, published in the August issue of Pediatrics, is based on discussions from the workshop, and suggests that the exposure to toxic agents with mutagenic and carcinogenic potential, such as ionizing radiation, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs, and some chemicals, poses risks for the induction or progression of cancer during embryonic and childhood development. Ionizing radiation given at large doses is one of the few known risk factors for childhood leukemia and brain cancer. Radio and television broadcasts, mobile phones and base stations, and other communications infrastructure produce RF fields. The evidence that induced electric fields might affect development of the nervous system and other tissue was discussed at the workshop in some detail. On the other hand, exposure to RF radiation induces heating in body tissues and imposes a heat load on the whole body. Hyperthermia during pregnancy can cause embryonic death, abortion, growth retardation, and developmental defects; animal studies indicate tha t the development of the CNS is especially susceptible.

Regarding the long-term health effects of mobile-phone use, it is suggested that low-cost precautionary measures are appropriate, especially because some of the exposures are close to guideline limits. Children’s RF exposure can be reduced by restricting the length of calls or by using hands-free devices to keep mobile phones away from the head and body.

Because of widespread use of mobile phones and relatively high exposures to the brain among children and adolescents, investigation of the potential effects of RF fields on cognition and the development of childhood brain tumors was considered particularly urgent. The article concludes with a recommendation for additional research and the development of precautionary policies in the face of scientific uncertainty
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Hazards of sunlight
2. Hazards of anger in heart patients
3. Environmental Abuse Causes Health Hazards
4. Health Canada Warns Of Potential Health Hazards Due To A Cough Medication
5. WHO Outlines the Link between Environmental Hazards and Disease
6. Health Hazards Faced By Small Children
7. Cell Operators Claim that Mobile Towers Pose no Health Hazards
8. Occupational Hazards increase Breast Cancer risk
9. Workplace Pressures, Hazards Raise Risk of Job Injuries in Youths
10. Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps
11. No Increased Risk of Certain Cancers from Electromagnetic Fields Among Energy Workers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/22/2017)... ... , ... “Glimpses Of Light”: is a unique and thought inspiring guide ... creation of published author, J.M. Shepherd, a writer, teacher, traveler, and metaphysician, the author ... , Shepherd shares, “Love is one of the least understood and yet most sought-after ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently ... to fight Fatigue . , As the stress of modern life continually makes ... the pace. Constant use of artificial stimulants can trap people in vicious high/low cycles ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... ... Although Labor Day is not as popular for fireworks as New Year’s ... numerous households celebrate the unofficial end of summer with backyard fireworks shows. While fireworks ... Kris Zambo, owner of Dynamite Fireworks in Hammond, Indiana, provides 5 tips ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... Nanoparticle research provides an exciting ... By learning and implementing best practices for containment using ventilated safety enclosures, many ... gain a better understanding of a method for safely testing nanotechnology hoods. They ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... Los ... plastic surgery fellows for academic year 2017-2018, Christina M. Busuito, M.D. and Lukasz ... completed residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The candidate will have the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2017)... , Aug. 3, 2017  Opioid addiction and other ... up healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, were problems taken ... and IVD industry that support them, met this week. ... researcher said that drugs of abuse, procalcitonin and acute ... at the organization,s 69th meeting in San ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... -- Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon Network announced they renewed ... operational efficiency for patients at hospitals in Eugene ... Grove , and Florence, Oregon , ... Network work collaboratively to move patients who require the highest ... sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has been named ... by Crain,s Detroit Business . ... by three-year revenue growth. This year,s edition measures growth from ... view the complete list, visit crainsdetroit.com/awards/fast_50/2017 .  ... triumph," said Phil Hagerman , CEO and chairman of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: