Is it Safe to Use My Handphone While Pregnant?
Is it safe to use my handphone while pregnant? Also, at what age should I give my eldest son a handphone? He is eight years old right now.
Answer: Great questions, this topic is something that we have been meaning to touch on recently. No, unfortunately it is not safe to use your mobile phone while pregnant.
According to a 2008 study of more than 13,000 children, women who use mobile phones when pregnant are more likely to give birth to children with behavioral problems.
Pregnant women 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.
This is not the only study that has indicated that the electromagnetic radiation from cell phones poses a hazard to a developing fetus. Animal studies have shown that electromagnetic fields in that frequency range can affect their liver enzymes, glands, muscles, hormone balance, and heart and bone marrow. In fact, the cellular stresses caused by information-carrying radio waves can actually alter the DNA structure of both you and your child.
Autonomic nervous system expert Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has noted this radiation can easily flip certain genes in the mitochondria. If this gene sequence is altered in a pregnant woman, she can pass her damaged mitochondria on to the child. The child can then develop severe developmental problems.
In addition to all of that, the density of children’s skulls is far less than adults’, and their brains are more susceptible to damage from information-carrying radio waves. And a child in womb may be near defenseless against this damage. Thus, it’s very important that you keep cell phones away from infants, babies, children and pregnant women now, as the damage may not start showing up for 10 years or more, and by then it will be too late.
With regard to what age to give your first born a cell phone, we say- try to hold off as long as possible, and definitely not before ten years of age.