Zombie Cellular Apocalypse? Just Ask Your Pediatrician
Posted by GreenSwanStaff at January 16th, 2013
Many folks say we have but a short window of time to reverse the pending global warming catastrophe. That may be true but for pediatricians; they have their minds right now on a topic of immediate concern: the potential harmful effects of cell phone radiation exposure on children’s brain development and health.
In July of 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics sent a detailed letter to the Federal Communications Commission stating their concerns about cell phone radiation and requesting immediate action by the U.S. Government to re-evaluate the safety standards which have not been updated since 1996. The Academy was also quick to jump on board in December and lend its support to HR 6358 – the “Cell Phone Right to Know Act” introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by the Hon. Dennis Kucinich.
Fearing nothing short of a health crisis, the Academy stated that “many more people, especially adolescents and young adults, now use cell phones as their only phone line… [and that] concerns have been raised that long-term RF exposure at [the current SAR] level affects the brain and other tissues and may be connected to types of brain cancer, including glioma and meningioma…. According to IARC when used by children, the average RF energy deposition is two times higher in the brain and 10 times higher in the bone marrow of the skull, compared with mobile phone use by adults… It is essential that any new standard for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded throughout their lifetimes.”
The Academy is comprised of 60,000 members throughout the United States. Clearly this strong advocacy for cell phone safety taken by their leadership cries out to be heard and respected by all of us. These doctors are seeking to protect our children from the harmful effects of an immensely popular cellular industry gone wild. They are trying to avert a potential health apocalypse.
To see the full text of both letters, please click down below.
Category: Cellphones and Health Consequences