Children who use cell phones are absorbing dangerous levels of microwave radiation – up to 10 times more then the amount adult users are exposed to.
They absorb twice as much radiation to their heads, three times the level in the hippocampus and hypothalamus regions of the brain and eyes, and 10 times more radiation to the bone marrow, compared to an adult.
Scientists from the US Environmental Health Trust are calling for new parameters for safe levels of radiation based on body size – they recognize children are using cell phones.
The researchers claim that children in the US are absorbing levels of radiation that are double the safe upper limit set by the country’s Federal Communications Commissions.
(Eletromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 2011; 111014062656002).