Cell Phones Hurt Children Even Worse Than Adults
by William Thomas - July 2003Last April, while corporate news managers were guiding the attention of Americans elsewhere, a London newspaper reported on What Cell Phones Can Do To Youngster's Brain In 2 Minutes. It turns out that a call lasting just two minutes can open the blood-brain barrier in kids as well as adults, allowing toxins in the bloodstream to cross this blood vessel gateway into the skull and attack brain cells. The same two-minutes cell phone exposure also disrupts the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards.
Leading medical experts now question whether it is safe for children to use mobile phones at all, reported the Mirror. Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability.
Dr. Gerald Hyland says he is extremely disturbed by the new findings released in Marbella, Spain by the Spanish Neuro Diagnostic Research Institute. "The results show that children's brains are affected for long periods even after very short-term use, this mobile phone adviser to the British government explained. Their brain wave patterns are abnormal and stay like that for a long period. This could affect their mood and ability to learn in the classroom if they have been using a phone during break time, for instance.
Dr. Hyland and other MDs worry that cell phones deep penetration into children's brains and the resulting disruption to the subtle electronic exchanges between brain cells could cause kids to lose the ability to concentrate and remember, making it impossible to learn. Dr. Hyland also states that cell phone use is also linked with aggressive behavior in children. Previous studies show that anyone exposed to cell phone energy may experience radical changes in mood and behavior. Measuring relatively low microwave and radio frequency power levels in urban areas in
1975, Dr. William Blise found clinically diagnosed depression and violence. These effects may be even more pronounced in more susceptible adolescent children. [EMF Health Report March/April, 1995] "It makes one wonder whether children, whose brains are still developing, should be using mobile phones," this MD declared. The Spanish findings coincide with a potentially apocalyptic new survey showing that 87% of 11- to 16-year-olds own mobile phones; 40% of them spend 15 minutes or more talking each day on them, and 70% said they would not give up their cell phones in the face of government warnings.
Dr. Michael Klieeisen conducted the Spanish study. "We never expected to see this continuing activity in the brain, he told reporters. We are worried that delicate balances that exist such as the immunity to infection and disease could be altered by interference with chemical balances in the brain." [Sunday Mirror Apr/04]