Moms for Safer Wireless Moms for Safer Wireless is a national non- Quotes from Experts profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of wireless technology “Children may be more vulnerable be- and products. The organization engages in cause of their developing nervous sys- educational activities aimed at increasing the tem, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head and a longer public’s awareness of radiofrequency radia- lifetime of exposure.” tion, electromagnetic radiation and the poten- Renowned British biochemist and presi- tial health implications of wireless products dent of the British Association for the Ad- vancement of Science Sir William Stewart and technology. Children and Cell Phones "I see us facing a major problem in We provide brown-bag lunch presentations at the future because of the fact that offices, assessments at homes and offices, and young children are on cell phones constantly, and we may be setting products to help reduce the effects of radio- ourselves up for an epidemic of frequency radiation. You nurtured your children when brain cancer, the same thing we did they were infants. Keep them with cigarette smoking and lung Where can I get more information? cancer." Dr. David Carpenter, director healthy as they become adults in of the Institute for Health & the Environ- our high-technology world. ment at the University at Albany Visit the following websites to get more informa- tion including the reports cited in this brochure: “The scientific evidence tells us that www.momsforsafewireless.org our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves www.bioinitiative.org from exposure to EMF due to power www.wiredchild.org Picture placement lines, cell phones and the like.” Re- www.emfeffectsonkids.com search professor Martin Blank PhD www.weepinitiative.org (Associate Professor, Columbia Univer- sity College of Physicians and Surgeons) MOMS FOR SAFER WIRELESS W W W . M O M S F O R SA FE W I R E L E S S . OR G Cell phone use “has far broader pub- lic health ramifications than asbes- tos and smoking, and directly con- Gainesville, VA 20155 cerns all of us, particularly the younger generation, including very Phone: 703-431-1558 young children.” Vini G. Khurana, Fax: 703-754-8973 Mayo Clinic trained, Associate Professor E-mail: email@example.com of Neurosurgery at the Australian Na- tional University Medical School www.momsforsafewireless.org Tips for Safer Cell Phone Use Research on Cell Phone Use and Brain Tumors Talk on cell phones only when abso- lutely necessary. Independently-funded research has found an association between using cell phones 5 yr. old 10 year old adult Use an air tube headset when speak- for more than 10 years and brain tumors. ing on a cell phone. Most recently, all but 1 of 14 studies be- tween 2002 and 2010 have concluded that Children are More At Risk using a cell phone for more than 10 years Text or use your speakerphone. The above images show the amount of ra- can increase the risk of developing acous- diation penetrating the brain of a 5-year old, tic neuromas (tumor of the nerve connect- Keep cell phones out of your pockets 10-year old, and adult using a cell phone. ing your ear to your brain) or gliomas. (Of and away from your body. Because the brains of young children are 10,000 Americans diagnosed each year less dense and more porous than adults and with malignant gliomas, about half are alive children’s skulls are thinner, children absorb Don’t leave a cell phone near your 1 year after diagnosis, and 25% after two bed or under your pillow at night. more radiofrequency radiation in their years.) The BioInitiative Report of 2007 brains than adults. In 2005, the Journal of the (www.bioinitiative.org), developed by an American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed Don’t use a cell phone in a car, bus, or international working group of 14 scien- that children are especially sensitive to elec- train. tists, reports that people who have used a tromagnetic fields because their developing cell phone for 10 years or more predomi- nervous systems are fragile, their brain tis- Avoid wearing metal-rimmed glasses. nantly on one side of the head have a 200% sues more conductive, and their smaller These glasses can reflect microwaves increased risk of getting a brain tumor. skeletons more easily penetrated by the then reemit radiation onto the eye. waves. Not All Studies Are Inde- pendent Other reported health effects from cell phone use include headaches, fatigue, ringing Most cell phone research covers less than in the ears, brain fog, nausea, memory loss, 10 years of analysis. In addition, the source dizziness, and skin rashes. of research funding has an affect on re- search outcomes. In research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES RECOMMEND I15, Number 1, January 2007, lead author L I MI T E D U S E O F C E L L Anke Huss reported that studies funded PHONES BY CHILDREN: exclusively by the wireless industry had UNITED KINGDOM the largest number of outcomes, but were FRANCE least likely to report statistically significant RUSSIA results. When reading studies of radiofre- JAPAN INDIA quency radiation, one should take into ISRAEL account the funder of the research.