Many parents are on fence about toddler use of iPhones or cell phones. On one hand, bright and flashy gadgets can be an excellent attention grabber for a bored toddler. On the other hand, do we really know what we’re exposing our tots to when we hand over the iPhone? Are we actually allowing our kids to be guinea pigs for a gadget that may have negative health and psychological side effects? Possibly, according to a new book, “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family,” by Dr. Devra Davis. In this new book, Davis says that cell phones and other like-minded gadgets may expose our kids to some very dangerous health and developmental risks. Read on to get the facts on the cell phone debate.
Dr. Devra Davis isn’t simply a cell phone adversary for the sake of being confrontational. Davis is a renowned cancer expert who has worked with the National Academy of Sciences and a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner. In her new book, Davis notes that cell phone radiation is a “national emergency,” especially when it comes to children.
According to current research, cell phone radiation could result in damaged DNA, reduced sperm count, memory loss, broken down brain’s defenses and may even increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. The risks to younger cell phone users may be extremely deadly in the long run because kids’ brains are still growing, thus highly vulnerable to cell phone radiation.