Monday, May 19, 2008

Can You Hear Me Now?

Just when you thought it was safe to use your cell phone, along comes a new warning.

Women who use mobile phones when pregnant are more likely to give birth to children with behavioural problems, according to authoritative research.

Authoritative research.

Sounds much better than random survey.

A giant study, which surveyed more than 13,000 children, found that using the handsets just two or three times a day was enough to raise the risk of their babies developing hyperactivity and difficulties with conduct, emotions and relationships by the time they reached school age. And it adds that the likelihood is even greater if the children themselves used the phones before the age of seven.

Mom, take the Hanna Montana cell phones away from little Suzie.

mothers who did use the handsets were 54 per cent more likely to have children with behavioural problems and that the likelihood increased with the amount of potential exposure to the radiation. And when the children also later used the phones they were, overall, 80 per cent more likely to suffer from difficulties with behaviour. They were 25 per cent more at risk from emotional problems, 34 per cent more likely to suffer from difficulties relating to their peers, 35 per cent more likely to be hyperactive, and 49 per cent more prone to problems with conduct.

Certainly something worth considering.
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