Use of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitting devices
Cell phones, PDAs, Bluetooths, Computers, Laptops
and other electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitting devices in your home and office are harmful for children and should
be protected against the harmful radiations.
According to Christine Hoch, ED of Autism Society of America, “People
exposed to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) develop electro hypersensitivity, a physiological
condition characterized by neurological and immunological symptoms that
worsen after exposure to electric and magnetic fields or electromagnetic
radiation. She relayed that symptoms may include concentration problems,
memory lapses, pain or pressure in the head, throat and chest, poor balance, dizziness, ringing in the ears, fatigue, numbness in the
affected area, poor sleep, eye irritation, or discolored and/or irritated skin.”
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is known to cause headaches, heart disease, Attention Deficit
Disorder, fatigue, aches, pains, allergies, digestive difficulties and greater risk of diseases such as cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, brain
tumours, spontaneous abortions, Alzheimer’s disease, hormonal imbalances and suicidal tendencies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a study that labels
cell phone radiation as a possible carcinogen, a classification that
puts it in the same category as lead, gas exhaust, and chloroform. The study was
conducted by the organization’s International Agency for
Research of Cancer (IARC), which included 31 scientists from 14 countries. In a press release, Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern
California, USA), indicated that “The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore
we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk.”
Use of mobile phones in Class rooms
The Himachal government has banned use of mobile phones by teachers and students
in classroom by an order on January 23, 2008. TThe government in the Indian state of Karnataka is to ban children under 16 from using mobile phones in classrooms.
"Mobile phones are a nuisance on the premises of educational institutions", says Basavaraj Horatti, the State education minister,
Karnataka. Under the new rules, companies and shops will be penalised for selling mobile phones to children, said state education minister Basavaraj Horatti.
"Mobile phones are a nuisance on the premises of educational institutions. Teachers are complaining that students
played with their phones, listened to music and received calls in classrooms," he said. The government says the phones are a
nuisance and that the move is based on medical advice that they harm
the physical and mental growth of children.
The cell phone industry says there is no evidence to
prove the health risk involved. ''We have also got studies done and
all of them say that there are no health hazards. Every month around seven million new subscribers are added to the list and a large number of them are children.
Mobile phones are hugely popular with children across Indian cities. It has become the norm in big cities
like Delhi for better-off children to carry the latest big brand cell phones to school.
Chances of developing a brain tumor
Chances of developing a brain tumor doubles for those who are hooked to their mobile
phones. This has been found in a study conducted by Swedish scientists, which indicates that an hour a day on a mobile phone for a decade is
enough to increase the risk. According to Professor Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Orebro and Professor Kjell Hansson Mild of Umea University,
long- term mobile users had double the chance of getting a tumor on the side of the brain where they held the handset for over 10 years.
Mobile phones are a nuisance
in the educational institutions
Cell phone use is India has rocketed in the past few years.
India is now home to over 200 million mobile phone users with six million being added each month.
According to a study conducted by Swedish scientists children should be discouraged from using mobiles because
their thinner skulls and developing nervous systems made them especially vulnerable