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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

7 December 2010

Mobile phone link to kids' bad behaviour revealed in Danish study of mothers

From: AFP

December 07, 2010

PREGNANT mothers who regularly used mobile phones were more likely to have children with behavioural problems, according to a new study in Denmark.

The risk was higher when the kids themselves began using mobile phones at a very early age, researchers reported in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Leeka Kheifets of the University of California at Los Angeles and colleagues examined the health records of 28,000 seven-year-olds and their mothers enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort.

The survey, which included nearly 100,000 women between 1996 and 2002, was designed to track the long-term health of the children.

Mothers supplied detailed information about their lifestyles, diet and habits during and after pregnancy, including mobile phone use.

When their kids reached the age of seven, mothers were again quizzed on their own and their children's health and behaviour.

The researchers found that kids who had been exposed to mobile phones both before and after birth were 50 per cent more likely to have behavioural problems.

The findings held true even after factors that might have skewed the outcome were taken into account, they said.

Kids exposed to mobile phones only while in the womb were 40 per cent more likely to show abnormal behaviour, with the percentage dropping to a fifth for children whose first access to the devices occurred after they were born.

The results mirror an earlier study by the researchers of 13,000 other mothers and their kids enrolled in the same national survey.

In both groups, about three per cent of the children were found to exhibit abnormal behaviour, with another three per cent borderline.

The author cautioned against drawing a straight line between mobile phones and difficult children, but said the findings were troublesome.

"Although it is premature to interpret these results as causal, we are concerned that early exposure to mobile phones could carry a risk which, if real, would be a public health concern given the widespread use of the technology," they concluded.



Dr. Sam Milham on Coast-to-Coast Radio with George Noory

Dr. Sam Milham will be appearing live on Coast-to-Coast Radio with George Noory on December Wednesday 8th from 11 pm to 2 am (Pacific Time). 

He's going to be talking about his book, Dirty Electricity, and his research on the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation as well as diseases of the 21st century.  I hope he will also talk about WiFi in schools and smart meters. For those listening to it live you will be able to phone in your questions and comments.  

For more information visit:


Great Powerline Information

Regards allergies etc. This is a good article by Alasdair.



From 2007

EU calls for Urgent Action on wi-fi radiation


Also from 2007

Green Party demands federal action on cell phones and wireless networks


From Spain

Excellent website that provides lots of useful information related to WiFi in schools. 

Suggest you do a google translation if you do not read Spanish.



Warnings against Wireless Technology

Governments and organizations that ban or warn against wireless technology

American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council: Brought a lawsuit against the FCC because millions of migratory birds are being disoriented by microwave radiation and crashing into cell towers

Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee: "The FCC's standard does not protect against non-thermal effects."

Australian Democrats: The "explosion in wireless communications technology" is causing widespread illness.
Austrian Medical Association: Warns against Wi-Fi, cordless phones, and cell phone use by children.

Ballinderry Primary School, Ireland: Removed Wi-Fi to protect the children.

Bavaria, Germany: Recommends no Wi-Fi in schools.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The FCC's exposure standards are "seriously flawed."

European Environmental Agency: Recommends wireless technology be avoided by vulnerable groups such as children.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): The FCC's exposure standard "does not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields."

Frankfurt, Germany: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools.

Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine (3000 physicians in Germany): Recommends banning cell phone use by children and banning cell phones and cordless phones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles.
International Association of Fire Fighters: Opposes communication antennas on fire stations.

International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (comprised of scientists from 16 nations): Recommends limiting cell phone use by children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly.

Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are "not appropriate."

Karnataka State, India: Bans cell phones in all schools and pre-university colleges.

Knowsley, Borough of, England: Bans cell phones in schools.

Lakehead University, Ontario: Bans Wi-Fi on campus

Madhya Pradesh, India: Bans cell phones in schools by both students and teachers.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): The FCC's standard is inadequate because it "is based on only one dominant mechanism—adverse health effects caused by body heating."

National Library of France: Removed Wi-Fi and installed only cable connections.

Paris, France: Removed Wi-Fi from four libraries.

Prebandal Preparatory School, Chichester, England: Removed Wi-Fi from its campus

Progressive Librarians Guild: Recommends no wireless technology in libraries.

Russian National Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: Warns that cell phones are unsafe even for short conversations. Children under 16, pregnant women, epileptics, and people with memory loss, sleep disorders and neurological diseases should never use cell phones.

Sainte-Geneviève University, Paris: Removed Wi-Fi from its library.

Salzburg, Austria: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools.

Sebastopol, California: Broke its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi.

Stowe School, Buckinghamshire, England: Removed Wi-Fi from campus.

Therold, Ontario: Broke its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi.

UK Department of Education: Children under 16 should not use cell phones except in an emergency.

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: Children should never use a cell phone except in an emergency.

Voice (UK Teachers Union): Calls for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools.

Ysgol Pantycelyn School, Carmarthenshirem, Wales: Removed Wi-Fi from campus.

Countries ban use of cell phones by Children

* · India - No use in children under 16 years of age (also it is an illegal offense for an expecting Mother to use the cell phone)

* · Israel - No use in children under 12 years of age

* · Russia - General limitation; no use under 12 years

* · France - No long calls, no use under 16, banning of advertising to children under 12, mandatory earphones with all cell phones

* · Japan - General limitation under 18 years of age

* · Tajikistan – in Central Asia bans mobile phones from schools and Universities (11MAR09) to boost education. If caught carrying or talking on a cell phone, they will be fined.

* · United Kingdom – General limitation under 12 years of age

* · Toronto's public health department has recommended children under eight should use a cell phone only in emergencies.

* · Health warnings for children and the use of WiFi in the classroom have also recently arisen out of Germany.

* · Dr. Devra Davis, Healthy Child Advisory Board Member and Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA quotes:
Last year, 46% of US children aged 8-12 used cell phones. Children under the age of 12 should not use cell phones unless in an emergency situation. If they must use cell phones, make sure they connect using a headset.


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