posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:47 PM
Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale
School of Medicine researchers have determined.
The results, based on studies in mice, are published in the March 15 issue of Scientific Reports, a Nature publication.
"This is the first experimental evidence that fetal exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult
behavior," said senior author Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, professor and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department
of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
So are some of the conspiracy thoerists right on this one, to the degree that cell phones may
be dangerous for humans? I can't really
appreciate these mouse studies because I am unsure about how the comparisons to humans correlate, or if they do in a significant way. I remember when
Sweet and Low came out and the warning read 'may cause cancer in lab rats.' Yet they still sell the stuff?
I feel that if it was my , or my wife's baby, I would exercise caution, just to be on the safe side. No one needs any more excuses for brain/mental
issues with our children.
They found that the mice that were exposed to radiation tended to be more hyperactive and had reduced memory capacity. Taylor attributed the
behavioral changes to an effect during pregnancy on the development of neurons in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a developmental disorder associated with neuropathology localized primarily to the same brain
region, and is characterized by inattention and hyperactivity.
"We have shown that behavioral problems in mice that resemble ADHD are caused by cell phone exposure in the womb," said Taylor. "The rise in
behavioral disorders in human children may be in part due to fetal cellular telephone irradiation exposure."
Makes me wonder if cell phones have already contributed to some of these ailments, and could they have similar effect on adults or adolescents. It is
strange that the symptoms are the same for ADHD, and affect the same regions of brain.
I am curious to how much(time) cell phone exposure was necessary to create these results?