New study launched in the U.K. concerns cell phone use and children’s health
Posted by GreenSwanStaff at May 21st, 2014
The Imperial College of London in undertaking a new study tracking 2500 11 and 12 year olds with the goal of quantifying adverse effects of cellular devices on adolescent health. The World Health organization has classified EMF emissions as a Class 2 B Possible Carcinogen and has stated that research into the area of EMF effects on children’s health is one of “highest priority.”
Most research to date has centered on adults and their use of cell phones. As the technology evolves rapidly with more and more powerful devices and infrastructure entering the consumer space, science has little time if any to catch up. Children are now drenched in wireless environments of which they have no say. These include: schools, malls, apartment and condo complexes, hotels, planes, etc. Biological adverse effects have been noted in thousands of studies going back several decades yet governments have been slow to legislate in areas which could protect children from over exposure.
Andrew Goldsworthy, retired biology professor emeritus at the Imperial College London, has focused much of his career on the effects of cellular radiation on human health. Hopefully this new study at the College, slated to last for 3 years, will add support to the data recommending precautionary use of microwave cellular technology particularly where children are concerned.