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Our children as guinea pigs

Dangerous radiation?

Children are being exposed to radiation millions of times higher than their bodies have evolved to deal with.

We know that all types of radiation can be safe or dangerous depending on how much of it we are exposed to. Sunlight is a form of radiation and is mostly safe in naturally occurring levels, but can be dangerous if we are over-exposed. Similarly ionising radiation is mostly dangerous, unless we keep the levels very low, like when we have an X-ray.

Wireless technologies like mobile phones, cordless (DECT) phones and wi-fi emit microwave radiation. We haven’t been widely exposed to them for long enough to know what levels, if any, are safe in the long-term. Just like smoking and asbestos, it will take a long time for the health effects to be fully appreciated. We will probably only know the full effects once the generation growing up now, which has been exposed from birth, reach their 50's or 60's .

In the meantime, there is a wealth of evidence indicating that in the long-run mobile phones and other wireless technology contributes to a range of health problems, not least cancers. There is an indication that this effect could be very significant.

Children are more vulnerable

Research shows that radiation penetrates more deeply into a child's head and that it affects children more than adults. A Spanish study found that a single call lasting just two minutes, can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwards. 

One small studyrecently showed that people who started using a mobile phone regularly before they were 20, had a five-fold increased chance of brain cancer.

Other studies have found a range of other effects on children, including impaired memory and concentration as well as an association with behavioural problems.

Of course, we don’t know how high the increased risk is when they continue to use a mobile phone for 10, 20 or 30 years, nor how their risk is increased by exposure to other sources of microwave radiation, like phone masts, cordless phones and wi-fi. Some scientists think we might see much higher levels of brain tumours and other cancers in the generation of children growing up today. Read more...

Many scientists are very concerned about the impact children's exposure might have on their future health.  

There is reason to believe that children may be more susceptible to the effects of EMF exposure ...and they may be more at risk of DNA damage and subsequent cancers. Growth and development of the central nervous system is still occurring well into the teenage years so that neurological changes may be of great importance to normal development, cognition, learning and behaviour. 


It is surprising that while parents are worrying more than ever about nutrition and chemicals in food, we are exposing our children, in some cases day and night, to a new and potentially lethal toxin whose long-term effects on health, intelligence and behaviour are unquantified.

Unnatural radiation   

Life has evolved on earth with only negligible microwave radiation. Levels of microwave radiation around us now are millions of times higher than the naturally occurring levels. The sources are mainly:

  • mobile phones and their masts,
  • cordless DECT phones,
  • wireless computer networks (wi-fi and WLAN),
  • digital baby monitors,
  • other wireless products like bluetooth, some games consoles and SatNav
  • microwave ovens
Most of this technology has been developed since the 1980’s. It is relatively new and we do not know the extent of its effects. It is not surprising that our bodies are ill-equipped to deal with this radiation. 

the largest biological experiment ever    


Professor Leif G. Salford (Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Lund University, Sweden) about exposure of the public to microwave radiation from mobile phones


Read more about the global experiment...