Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Experts are calling for reduced exposure of kids to electromagnetic devices deemed dangerous, perhaps most of all, cell phones. A new report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that there is indeed an increased cancer risk, but it’s still a bit hazy how significant that cancer risk might be. This two-minute video clip discusses the issue. Says Dr. Mark Atlas, a pediatric oncologist at Schneider Children’s Hospital, in an interview, “One of the concerns for children is that they will be exposed to this for many more years of their lives. Adults who start using a cell phone at age 40 or 50 will be exposed for 30 or 40 years. A child who is exposed now is going to be exposed at a younger age for a life time, and is thus at a significant cancer risk.”