Fetal and Child Development

Studies have shown children are of the most vulnerable group to the effects of EMF due to the fact that they have a smaller head size, thinner skulls, and their brains absorb 60% more radiation than adults do (Source, Source).  This makes it especially important to be cautious of EMF radiation while pregnant as the developing fetus is even more vulnerable.

As children develop, they differ from adults in important ways, including anatomy, metabolism, immune system, and the extent of myelination of the nervous system making them more vulnerable to environmental toxins.  Because of this, exposing them to equal amounts of radiation results in completely different doses absorbed to specific tissues in children compared with adults.  Studies also show that these health effects of wireless radiation can be cumulative. (Source)

This means that children’s brains experience higher EMF exposure with deeper penetration and they also face a longer lifetime exposure.

EMF exposure particularly can result in the degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons in children. (Source)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that EMF effects on children is a high priority research need because we still DO NOT understand all of the developmental effects on this vulnerable population.