The dangers of cell phones for pregnant women

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Most people these days seem glued to their cell phones. But if you’re pregnant, you may want to put that phone down for a while. A number of studies have been done on mice and rats linking wireless radiation to neurological and behavioral problems.

Now doctors are turning their attention to babies in the womb. They say the danger goes far beyond your phone. Signals given out by tablets, Wi-Fi routers, and cordless phones are dangerous as well.

Health advocates have launched a nationwide campaign called the “Baby Safe Project” They’re urging expecting moms to take precautions like:

  • Never hold a wireless device against your body.
  • Turn off your Wi-Fi router when it’s not in use.
  • Use your cell phone on speaker or with a headset

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