Pregnancy, Wireless and Electromagnetic Fields

Pregnancy is a time when development is most vulnerable. Wireless radiation is part of a growing list of environmental exposures thought to interfere with normal fetal brain development. Implications of this interference includes impaired communication skills, memory and learning deficits and behavioral problems.

Kaiser Permanente scientist Dr. De-Kun Li, who specializes  in reproductive and prenatal epidemiology has published several research studies which found higher EMF exposure during pregnancy associated with a higher risk of  miscarriage, and asthmaobesity in offspring. Watch a webinar where Dr. Li presents this research.

Dr. Taylor – Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine- authored a study showing significant behavioral changes- lower memory and increased hyperactivity- in the offspring of mice  exposed to cell phone radiation during pregnancy. Another study of over 55,000 mothers and children in four countries found cell phone use during pregnancy linked to shorter pregnancy duration and increased risk for preterm birth.

This page lists important research evidence, summarizes scientific publications and offers resources for a healthy pregnancy.

Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics at Yale University School of Medicine Recommends Precautions

“There’s essentially no downside to being cautious and protecting your baby,” says Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor recently authored a study showing significant behavioral changes in the offspring of mice exposed to cell phone radiation during pregnancy.

“We have demonstrated clear cause and effect relationships in mice, and we already have studies showing that women who use cell phones have children with more behavioral problems. I think together that’s very powerful evidence.” —Dr. Hugh Taylor

Dr. Taylor and colleagues found that when mice were exposed to cell phone signals while pregnant, their offspring showed increased hyperactivity and lower memory scores. In addition, his neurological tests revealed abnormal development of neurons in the part of the brain linked to ADHD. Several other experiential studies have found that in utero cell phone exposure leads to damaged brain development in mice and rats. Most recently, the National Toxicology Program found genotoxic effects in the frontal lobe of the brain in mice and rats exposed to daily low levels of radiofrequency radiation.

Behavior Problems In Children

In addition to these animal studies, several studies on children have found that higher cell phone exposure during pregnancy is associated with behavioral issues in children. Researchers from the University of California School of Public Health in Los Angeles have published two studies (2008 and 2012) looking at tens of thousands of children. Researchers concluded that children exposed to cell phones both before and after birth were more likely to have emotional or behavior problems than children who were not exposed to phones. In 2017, the largest study to date to use data on prenatal cell phone use collected from parents in five countries found a link between high prenatal cell phone use and hyperactivity/inattention problems in children.

ADHD Symptoms When Paired With Cell Phone Radiation

Further research investigating cell phone radiation in combination with the neurotoxin lead has found that children with lead levels had higher ADHD like symptoms if they also had higher cell phone use leading the researchers to consider a potential synergetic effect….

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