‘Early embryos are known to be sensitive to environmental exposures. An adverse effect during early fetal development at the cellular level by EMF of cell phones could conceivably result in fetal death’
Cite: Mahmoudabadi FS, Ziaei S, Firoozabadi M, Kazemnejad A. Use of mobile phone during pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion. J Environ Health Sci Eng. 2015 Apr 21;13:34. doi: 10.1186/s40201-015-0193-z. PMID: 25937931; PMCID: PMC4416385. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4416385/

1 in 4 known pregnancies can lead to a miscarriage, most commonly occurring in the first trimester. A 2017 Kaiser Parmanente study followed 900 women through their pregnancies tracking their amount of EMF exposure using a device over typical 24hr periods. The study found that expectant mothers who fell into the “high exposure” category (75% of subjects) were nearly three times as likely to have a miscarriage compared to the “low exposure” group.

‘Sleep onset delay, night wakenings, parasomnias and daytime sleepiness were not associated with residential exposure to RF-EMF from base stations’
Cite: Huss A, van Eijsden M, Guxens M, Beekhuizen J, van Strien R, Kromhout H, Vrijkotte T, Vermeulen R. Environmental Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Exposure at Home, Mobile and Cordless Phone Use, and Sleep Problems in 7-Year-Old Children. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 28;10(10):e0139869. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139869. PMID: 26509676; PMCID: PMC4625083.

‘The risk to children and adolescent from exposure to microwave radiating devices is considerable’
Cite: L. Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari, Devra Lee Davis, Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences, Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2014, Pages 197-204, ISSN 2213-879X Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213879X14000583

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). 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. /div>
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.