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Dangers of Cell Phone Use especially to young children

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The fastest growing group of mobile phone users are children and young people. This growth is actively encouraged by professional advertising campaigns from the mobile phone industry, extolling how indispensable the phones are to their lifestyles. They have really gone out after the young people with prepay cards and colored handsets. 

Phone makers often present their products in adverts as essential "back to school" items for children. This advertising blitz was produced by the same transnational public relations corporations that previously gave us such delightful cartoon characters as "Joe Camel" for the tobacco industry, and no words of warning are heard. However, within the scientific community, there is a growing chorus of expert voices that are urging caution because, if there are adverse health effects from mobile phone use, it will be the children who will be in the front line and who may pay the highest price. For the sake of the future of our children's health, we need to heed these voices seriously and limit children's unnecessary use of mobile phones. Children may be more vulnerable because of their developing nervous systems, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head, and a longer lifetime of exposure.

 Children are more sensitive to microwaves than adults; they absorb microwaves at 3.3 times the rate of adults. While some manufacturers target children for cell phone sales, cell phone radiation penetrates the skulls and brains of kids more deeply than adults, and this radiation might cause tumors or otherwise affect a developing brain.

Children are more vulnerable because of their developing nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head, and a longer lifetime of exposure. Absorption of microwaves of the frequency used in mobile telephony is greatest in an object about the size of a child's head, the so-called head resonance, while in consequence of the thinner skull of a child, the penetration of the radiation into the brain is greater than in an adult.

Children's 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, leading to things like a lack of concentration, memory loss, inability to learn and aggressive behaviour. The still-developing nervous system and associated brainwave activity in a child are more vulnerable to aggression by the pulses of microwaves used in these devices than is the case with a mature adult.

This is because the multi-frame repetition frequency of 8.34 Hz and the 2 Hz pulsing that characterizes the signal from a phone equipped with discontinuous transmission (DTX) lie in the range of the alpha and delta brainwave activities, respectively.

The fact that these two particular electrical activities are constantly changing in a child until the age of about 12 years, when the delta waves disappear and the alpha rhythm is finally stabilized, means that they must both be anticipated to be particularly vulnerable to interference from the pulsations. The increased mitotic activity (cell division) in the cells of developing children makes them more susceptible to genetic damage. A child's immune system, whose efficiency is, in any case, degraded by radiation of the kind used in mobile telephony, is generally less integrous than that of an adult, so the child is less able to cope with any adverse health effect provoked by chronic exposure to such radiaiton. Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards. They also found for the first time how radio waves from mobile phone spenetrate deep into the brain and not just around the ear.

Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioural problems or imair learning ability. Several brands of cell phones exceed the radiation limits specified in FCC guidelines, ABC News show 20/20 reported. The widespread use of mobile phones by children for non-essential calls should be discouraged. The mobile phone industry should refrain from promoting the use of mobile phones by children. Dr. Ross Adey, a widely published RF researcher stated that "Children categorically should not, be encouraged or allowed to use" cell phones. Epidemiology has seen a large number of examples where health hazards were initially described with unconvincing and sometimes inadequate experiments that demonstrated a weak association with a given environmental influence. Such associations were found between cholera and drinking water containing fecal contaminants, between smoking and lung cancer or between exposure to vinyl chloride and certain forms of liver cancer. All these associations were highly questioned in the past and are now well recognized.

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