A child with a cell phone against his/her ear may not feel the effects of wireless radiation on his/her body. Nevertheless, the effects are still there, and the radiation can be easily demonstrated using an electrosmog detector. Children, with growing brains, nervous systems, immune systems, and thinner skulls, are more at risk from low frequency radiation absorbed within the body. The competitive wireless industry markets cell phones to children as young as 8 years old, but the younger you are, the more radiofrequency radiation permeates a young child’s brain (see image below).Kids are using cell phones at a younger age than any previous generation.

The World Health Organization has classified wireless radiation emitted from cell phones as a class 2B, possible human carcinogen. Our current young generation may experience long-term health effects from exposure to wireless radiation.

In 2005, the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed that children are especially sensitive to all electromagnetic fields because their developing nervous systems are fragile, their brain tissues more conductive and their smaller skeletons more easily penetrated by the waves.The National Cancer Institute issued a statement that “children may be at greater risk of health effects than adults because their nervous systems are still developing at the time of exposure.”Duration of cell phone use and ipsilateral use (using the same side of the head) increase health risks.




Most teenagers send text messages when using their cell phones. While texting is safer than placing the cell phone against the head, its important to keep the cell phone at a distance from your body when texting. Each time a text message is sent or received, radiofrequency radation is absorbed by your body if the phone is resting on your body.

Teens, especially boys, tend to keep their cell phones in their pockets. If you check your cell phone manual, you will most likely find that it states cell phones should be kept .6 inches from your body.  Your cell phone regularly checks in with a cell antenna and if the phone is in your pocket, your body absorbs the microwave radation. Moreover, your reproductive organs get a blast of microwave radation when a call or text is received.

Follow our recommended cell phone safety tips to reduce your child's risks of health effects from using cell phones.




Photo courtesy of the Dr. Oz Show, June 8, 2015

The Doctor Oz Show on June 8, 2015 featured Dr. Lisa Thornton who expressed concern about children using cell phones over the long-term.





Center for Safer Wireless Facebook Page
Center for Safer Wireless Twitter Page