Can mobile phones really seriously harm baby whilst pregnant? Study says yes
According to a new study using mobile phones whilst pregnant can seriously harm your baby. The study of more than 13,000 women found that using a mobile phone/cell phone two to three times a day was more than enough to raise the risk of harming your unborn child.
Apparently even letting children under the age of seven who use a mobile phone also puts them at risk, mothers who use mobile phones while pregnant apparently were 54% more likely to report problems of emotional and hyperactivity in their children. These reported results are thought to be more significant as one of the study’s authors had been a leading sceptic over claims mobile phones were a health risk. Leeka Kheifets the Professor of the University of California has indeed written that there is no proof of any adverse health effect. They did say however that radiation may not be the cause; researchers have said that it is possible for the rise in behavioral problems which include some mothers who frequently use their mobile phones through pregnancy may continue the pattern after birth which means spending less time with their babies.
The UK’s Health Protection Agency said the study’s findings were unexpected and highlighted the need for caution over mobile phones. But it stopped short of telling pregnant women not to use them.
These findings obviously need a lot more attention and we know that studies will continue to see if there is a factual finding of using mobiles phones whilst pregnant which could result in babies being harmed.
Do you think by being pregnant using mobile phones could harm your baby?