More and more children are labelled having ADHD, ADD, autism or dyslexia. The increased amount of radiation from wireless applications such as mobile phones, wireless internet and transmission masts could very well play a role in this. This much is evident from the recently published report of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, which considers changing behaviour in children as a result of exposure to electromagnetic fields a new environmental health risk. For experts and parents around the world this is reason to take action.
It is well known that radiation from wireless applications such as cell phones, wireless internet and transmission masts can cause health complaints and could even be harmful, especially to children. In 2012 the WHO added mobile phones to the list of 'possibly carcinogenic' and since 2011 the Council of Europe advises to keep wireless Internet and mobile phones away from schools. Radiation from wireless applications could, however, also have an effect on the behaviour of children and cause, for example, hyperactivity, difficulty in concentration and aggressive behaviour. This was shown in the recently published report ‘Signals of environmental health risks in 2013’ of the RIVM, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment which annually provides an overview of new environmental health risks.
In recent years several scientific studies have shown a correlation between radiation and behaviour. In one of these, mice were exposed to radiation from mobile phones as a foetus. These mice later exhibited hyperactive and aggressive behaviour, had poorer memory, less concentration and showed impulsive behaviour: symptoms of what we call ADHD. A Danish study has made a link between the occurrence of behavioural problems around the seventh year of life and the use of a mobile phone by the mother during and after pregnancy. Also, the growing number of children with autism has been associated with the increase in radiation from wireless applications.
For doctors, parents and other experts, the effects of radiation on the health and behaviour of children have been reason to take action, i.a. by giving information about radiation through websites and videos. In America, for example, the Baby Safe Project was launched recently, an initiative of American doctors and educators, like Dr. Hugh Taylor, head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department at Yale University and Dr. Devra Lee Davis of the University of California. The Baby Safe Project recommends avoiding radiation from wireless technology during pregnancy and in the period thereafter as much as possible. During pregnancy, the brains of the foetus are in constant development and disruptions during this period could have major consequences: brains could become ‘mis-wired’, in the sense that the wrong nerve cells make connections, which will later on influence behaviour. Another initiative is the American initiative "Doctors For Safer Schools," in which doctors, in line with the Council of Europe, recommend to keep wireless technology from schools and to choose safe technology, such as wired Internet access.
Even in our own country increasingly more parents and doctors make the connection between behaviour and radiation. The book "Raising children consciously" by MD K.M.W. Janssen shows that radiation can be experienced as overstimulation by the nervous system. According to her, radiation could play a large part in symptoms with children, such as learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, concentration disorders, hyperactivity and chronic fatigue. She advises parents to have their children wear a personalFloww®; a device which transforms radiation into natural body frequencies. Users of Floww have indicated that they experience more calm and vitality, or, as young user Kris notes, "I now find myself sweeter".