1.2. Children’s greater absorption of MWR
There are multiple studies showing that children absorb more MWR than adults. In 1996 a study reported that the absorbed MWR penetrated proportionally deeper into the brain of children age 5 and 10 compared to adults’ brains .
In 2008 Joe Wiart, a senior researcher for French telecom and Orange reported that the brain tissue of children absorbed about two times more MWR than adults’ brain tissue .
A 2009 study reported the CNS absorption by children is “significantly larger (∼2×) because the RF [MWR] source is closer and skin and bone layers are thinner”, and “bone marrow exposure strongly varies with age and is significantly larger for children (∼10×)” .
In 2010, Andreas Christ and team reported children’s hippocampus and hypothalamus absorbs 1.6–3.1 times higher and the cerebellum absorbs 2.5 times higher MWR compared to adults’; children’s bone marrow absorbs 10 times higher MWR radiation than in adults, and children’s eyes absorb higher MWR than adults . These calculations were based on porcine measurements taken from sacrificed animals.
1.3. Microwave radiation is a Class 2B (possible) carcinogen
After 30 experts from 14 countries reviewed the science, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that RF-EMF [MWR] is a Class 2B (possible) carcinogen . It was a near unanimous declaration (one dissenter).
Including MWR, there are 285 agents listed by WHO’s IARC as Class 2B carcinogens . Exposures to almost all of these agents are regulated. Some of the commonly recognized agents are: carbon black, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, DDT, lead, nickel, phenobarbital, styrene, diesel fuel, and gasoline.
Like these other Class 2B Carcinogens, should anyone, particularly children, be exposed to MWR?
Dr. Hardell’s study showed that technology is progressively getting more harmful—not less so – due to progressions in amplitude and frequency… As noted by the Institute of Science in Society:4
“The case control studies covered periods during which phone technologies had changed considerably. It started with first generation analogue phones that had an output power of 1 W at about 900 MHz…
The 2nd generation GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) phones (2G) with either 900 or 1800 MHz frequency had pulsed output power averaging tens of mW.
The 3rd generation (3G) phones UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) are more amplitude modulated than pulsed, and typically use a broad frequency band (5 MHz width) from 700-3 590 MHz on a worldwide basis, and from 900-2 170 MHz in Europe with output power of the order of tens of μW.”
The findings show that 3G phones may cause more harm than earlier versions, raising the risk of brain cancer four-fold. It also appears to have shorter latency period—just five to 10 years, compared to about 25 years for earlier mobile phone versions.