Kids are using mobile devices (laptops, smartphones and tablets) now more than ever before and the trend is only increasing. Wait…this is a real food recipe blog, why are we talking about mobile devices? Because I am a mother and someone who has worked in the mobile technology space and I want to explain that just like I strive to put only healthy, real food into my family’s body, I also am very serious about keeping our bodies protected from the potential toxins that surround us. Quite simply, that includes EMF and radiation exposure from my mobile electronics devices.
And no, this isn’t a post about how to detox from or avoid mobile devices – in today’s world that is virtually impossible. But I am going to share one small change you can make to protect your kids from mobile device radiation and it is quite simple!
First, some background so you can understand why this is important.
Mobile devices are everywhere
The fact of the matter is that mobile devices are a part of our everyday lives and many of us are never without our mobile device at all – ever. Two years ago, only 8 percent of families who had kids age 8 or younger had a tablet. Now, 40% do. According to a study by Common Sense Media, 72% of kids under 8 years old have used a mobile device, up from 38% two years ago and 38% of kids as young as under 2 years old use mobile devices.
What does this explosion of mobile device usage mean for our kids?
Parenting choices concerning screen time aside, it is important to realize mobile device usage for our kids is now their way of life. All electronics devices emit EMFs and radiation. What we do know is that kids absorb much more radiation than adults making them more susceptible to the harmful effects of EMF exposure and radiation. (source)
One Small Change to Protect Your Kids from Mobile Device Radiation
Do not ever let the mobile device touch your kid’s body.
Many mobile devices come with manufacturers’ fine print warnings not to hold them next to an adult body. All safety warnings for mobile phones (e.g., “keep 0.98 inches from the body”) were never designed with kids in mind. They were developed over 30 years ago in order to protect a large adult male who talks on his phone for less than 30 minutes per day. Tablets contain 4 or more microwave radiating antennas that are never to be held directly on the body. Your kid’s head absorbs twice as much microwave radiation from mobile phones as an adult’s heads. The same goes for a tablet or mobile device set on their lap. What can this radiation do to a child? Radiation and EMF exposure can lead to fatigue, dizziness, sleep disturbance, DNA damage, impaired nervous system activity, low sperm count and infertility (remember, where does a laptop or tablet sit when on the lap?!), impaired motor skills in children, memory loss, and cancer. (source)
So how do you let your kid use a mobile device while knowing they are protected? It’s really simple. Don’t let the device touch their body by getting a DefenderShield electronic device shield. I use this for my own laptop and when my daughter is playing a game or watching a show, she puts her device on the DefenderShield and I know she isn’t exposed at all to harmful radiation. That’s it. Easy.
The DefenderShield is made of state-of-the-art technology that blocks, diverts and absorbs dangerous Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and Heat Radiation.
I can take comfort that with this one very small change, I am protecting my daughter from potential risks of too much exposure to mobile devices.
Get your DefenderShield NOW
You can snag a DefenderShield for your iPhone, iPad or tablet, or your laptop here. Click here to make this small change to protect your family now.
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