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Thursday, May 22, 2008


In light of the diagnosis of chronic fatigue showing up in young children, need I say more?

from the UK, Daily Mail 19.5.08
by Vanessa Allen. (shortened)

Pregnant women who use mobile phones are 80% more likely to have children with behavioural problems. Using mobiles before the age of 7 also puts children at risk.

The study, the first of its kind in the world, covered over 13,000 women. Children whose mothers used a mobile just 2 or 3 x a day were 25% more at risk of emotional problems & 35% more likely to by hyperactive. This risk increased with the amount of phone use & potential radiation. Experts said the results were particularly significant as one of the study's authors has been a leading sceptic over claims that mobile phones were a health risk.

Prof. Leeka Kheifets of University of California, Los Angeles, had previously written there was 'no proof of any adverse health effect.' But she & her 3 co-authors concluded that there did appear to be an association between mobile phone exposure & behavioural problems.

The research conducted jointly with academics in Aarhus, Denmark, is due to be published in "Epidemiology" journal in July. Previous studies have shown mobile phone radiation can affect the levels of melatonin, a sleep-controlling hormone that mothers pass to unborn babies through the placenta.

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