Center for Safer Wireless
Promoting Safety in Our Wireless World

 Protect Your Baby from Radiofrequency Radiation
 
Our favorite wireless gadgets such as cordless phones, cell phones, ereaders, wireless laptops,wireless baby monitors, Wii system etc. are powered by radiofrequency radiation (RFR) at approximately 800 MHz to 2.4 GHz frequency levels.    All of these products have an antenna and receiver to transmit the information carrying radio waves. 
Your baby is part of the first generation in which RFR exposure at these frequencies occurs from birth to death.  We don’t know what the long-term outcome will be to our exposure at increasingly higher levels of RFR. Wireless products were not tested for health and safety outcomes before they were introduced in the market. 
Duration of RFR exposure increases health risks, and children’s bodies absorb more electromagnetic fields than adults. The smaller the child, the more electromagnetic radiation is absorbed. 
 
 Tips to Protect Your Baby In The Nursery
 Remove all wireless baby products (powered by RFR in the 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz range) from the nursery such as wireless baby monitors and camera monitors.  Packaging may say 2.4 digital technology or 900 MHz technology.
 Purchase a wired baby monitor (usualy about 50 MHz) that is significantly less expensive than a wireless monitor. 
 Do not talk on a cell phone or cordless phone with your baby in your arms or on your lap.
Keep video game players in rooms far from the nursery.
 
 Tips to Protect Your Baby In Your Home
 Replace a DECT cordless phone (most current and popular) with an older cordless phone (in MHz range) or wired phone.
 Replace your Wi-Fi system with cabled connections to the Internet or fiber optic broadband..
 Do not use an e-reader with your baby in your arms or lap.
 Get a home radiation assessment to determine sources of RFR in your home
 Do not play wireless games (Nintendo DS, Playstation 3, Wii etc.) with the baby nearby.