Sunday, November 11, 2012

Beware: Cell Phone Radiations are harmful during Pregnancy

With the development of any new invention, scientists come up with the side effects these inventions may have for their prolonged use or 'addiction,' with special reference to the women during their pregnancy.

First it was cigarettes, then alcohol and now it is the cell phones.

Dr. Hugh Taylor, a medical professor and chief of Yale's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, co-authored a recent study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies. As per the initial findings, the study concludes that Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity.
Taylor says:
We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply put a cellphone on top of the cage. In half the mice, the cellphone was active and in half of the ... cages the cellphone was turned off so it wasn't transmitting a signal at all.
The researchers allowed the mice to give birth and waited until offspring were young adults before behaviors were tested.
The mice exposed to cellphones were more active. Their memory was slightly decreased ... these mice were basically bouncing off the walls and didn't have a care in the world. 

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Dr Taylor says the study shows there is a "biological basis" to suggest cellphone exposure can impact pregnancies. He says he is encouraging patients to be cautious with devices and recommends pregnant women hold phones away from the body.

Read more: Daily Mail

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