Our modern society has given us a level of comfort and convenience that our previous ancestors probably never dreamed of. However, there is a drawback to this. We are constantly surrounded by an invisible wave of hazardous substances in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we consume, and the hidden electromagnetic fields.
This global situation poses more problems for younger children. Our children's bodies are still growing and developing. Thus, they are especially vulnerable to the harm that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can do.
Children's bodies are substantially smaller than that of adults. Therefore, exposure to the similar quantities of EMFs significantly impacts them. Their more extensive water content functions as a radiation conductor and magnifies damaging effects, and their heads are softer and thinner, allowing more radiation to enter their brains.
To make matters worse, younger generations are exposed to radiation tenfold more significantly than their parents and grandparents. Add to the fact that they have started being exposed at a much younger age puts them at a point of being more susceptible to possible harm.
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi routers, and other electronic gadgets that generate radiofrequency (RF) radiation are only a few examples of the various sources of EMF exposure. Long-term exposure to RF radiation has been associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health issues like headaches, exhaustion, and sleep disruptions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized EMF as a potential human carcinogen.
A significant issue with EMF exposure among children is its effect on their sleep. A study from the National Sleep Foundation found that:
- Sixty-seven percent (67%) of children aged 6-17 years old have at least one electronic device in their rooms.
- As many as 85% of children and teens sleep less because they sleep with their phones at night.
- A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics in 2019 discovered that kids with access to electronics in their beds slept less soundly, had more challenges falling asleep, and did not sleep enough time overall.
Although the evidence relating to the health impacts of EMF exposure is still developing, it is crucial to remember that when it comes to our children's health, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Parents can take the following actions to lessen their kids' exposure to EMF:
- Limit screen time: Encourage kids to do other things, including playing outside, reading, or doing homework, rather than using technology.
- Encourage kids to keep their laptops, smartphones, and tablets at least a foot away from their bodies while not in use.
- Use airplane mode: Encourage children to put their devices in airplane mode or turn off the Wi-Fi when not in use.
- Use a wired connection: Use a wired internet connection instead of Wi-Fi whenever possible.
- Use EMF shielding products: SleepGift has many different EMF protective products. These products include cases and shields for devices that children frequently use. There are clothing apparel and blankets that they can use during their sleep to protect them from radiating EMF exposure at night.
Parents can assist with lowering their children's exposure to EMF and safeguard their long-term health by following these actions. It's crucial to remember that technology will continue to exist and that children will utilize technological gadgets as they age. Therefore, informing them of potential risks and how to reduce them is crucial. This is why SleepGift provides Canada’s best EMF-blocking blankets and shielding devices that can help reduce exposure and keep children safe.
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Written by: Ricky Chen