Children Should not Use Cell Phones Before 12
Health Tips – Nowadays cell/mobile phones has become a basic need for most people. Not only adults, even children are now equipped with mobile phones. But the experts warn, do not ever let the kids use the phones before the age of 12.
According to physicists and experts in the field of radiations, even teenagers should only use mobile phones to send text messages only, not to speak or make calls.
“Children are not small-bodied adults, they should not use the phone before the age of 1,” said Professor Lawrie Challis, former head of the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHR) as reported from Dailymail.
Professor Challis said that it does makes sense, because the immune systems of children are still growing and they are more sensitive to other things, such as ultra-violet from the sun.
Unfortunately, many parents feels calm if they equip their children to school with mobile phones because they can easily monitor the child.
But to Professor Challis, the reason is not a good idea. Unless there is a certain security reasons which should has to be done.
This recommendation is coming from MTHR, who launched their 30 years research results about the risks of the use of mobile phones against 250 000 citizens of Europe, 100,000 British citizens, including children participants.
The researcher records the number of calls to each participant and compared it with the health records, to determine whether the phone triggers or aggravate cancer, including ear cancer, skin cancer and brain cancer.
This study also sees weather the cell phones increases the likelihood of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, stroke and heart disease, as well as less serious conditions such as headaches and sleep disorders.
The result, those aged under 12 years of age, who are equipped with mobile phones by their parents, are most vulnerable to any negative effects from using mobile phones.
And according to researchers from Imperial College London, this result would indeed be surprising for many parents. But if the situation is urgent and the children has to bring a cell phone, The choice is to add handsets that are designed for children.
“If parents are worried, making short calls are enough to monitor their kids, or using a hands-free device,” said John Cooke, executive director of the Mobile Operators Association.
According to him, parents should be able to weigh up the obvious security benefits provided by this technology against possible future health effects which are not known.