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The Hidden Dangers of Baby Monitors
In our modern, technological world, our connectivity and accessibility seems to grow larger with each passing day. Although it’s true that some of our modern devices and wireless networks make life easier in many ways, they are not without hidden “costs”. The costs we are referring to come as chronic health risks. EMF radiation has numerous well documented health risks for people of all ages. However, children and babies are even more vulnerable to the invisible wireless radiation, since their bodies and minds are still under development. Parents need to take extra precautions when it comes to protecting their children from exposure to the radiation that wireless devices put out.
Almost all articles regarding EMF’s encourage parents to minimize cell phone use for small children, and this is excellent advice. However, there is another technological gadget that many people overlook and that is their baby monitor. These handy devices have been around for decades, it’s true, but up until just recently, they were always available in the standard “plug in cord” form. Today, even baby monitors have gone wireless and this is not a good thing. Now, even your baby monitor poses the same EMF dangers that cordless phones, cell phones, and computer routers do. Unlike your cell phone, however, baby monitors are often left on for hours, sometimes continually, and they are in very close proximity to your baby. This is a dangerous situation.
Cell phone towers are bad enough. They emit dangerous amounts of EMF’s and they are everywhere in today’s world and simply cannot be avoided. Baby monitors pose a similar threat. Powerwatch.org.uk states that a wireless baby monitor less than 1 meter away from your baby is the same as the microwave radiation from a cell phone tower only 150 meters away. You can place the monitor on the far side of the room, that helps a bit, but it won’t stop the radiation flowing through your baby’s room.
Think about it; if a cell phone company wanted to install a cell phone tower next to an elementary school or at a local popular park, how much of a public outcry do you think there would be? Using a wireless baby monitor is the same thing. No one wants their child to be exposed to dangerous microwaves!
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