EMF effects on health

Is EMF dangerous for health ?

Having a personal cellphone and a wireless connection at home has become mainstream worldwide. Today, in the US only, 208 Million cellphones are used each day and nearly 90% of the population has Wi-Fi at home. Those devices emit radiation.
All populations are now exposed to various degrees of EMF (Electromagnetic Field), and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances. But this phenomenon is too recent to know the long term-effects of a daily exposure to Wi-Fi and cell phone radiation. The WHO admitted that exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields at power frequencies (50/60 Hz) could lead to an increased incidence of cancer in children and other adverse health effects and that even a small health consequence from EMF exposure could have a major public health impact. That is the reason why the WHO has launched in 2016 the International EMF Project and categorized EMF as 2B “possibly carcinogenic”.

Scientists are taking it seriously

Today some scientific studies already show the dangers of EMF on health especially for children.

“Symptoms of retarded memory, learning, cognition, attention, and behavioral problems have been reported in numerous studies and are similarly manifested in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, as a result of EMF and RFR exposures where both epigenetic drivers and genetic (DNA) damage are likely contributors.”

Cindy Sage & Ernest Burgio, Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development, Child Development, 2017


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“Not only do their [children’s] thinner skulls, greater tissue conductivity and smaller heads increase their radiation absorption when on a phone call, but their cumulative lifetime exposure to the radiation will also be much greater.”

“Exposure to non-thermal radio frequency radiation from Wi-Fi and cellular phones can disrupt normal cellular development, especially fetal development. A 2004 animal study linked exposure to delayed kidney development.”

“Consequently, these population groups would be more susceptible than average to the described effects. In short, bathing the developmentally young in Wi-Fi increases their risk of developmental issues.”

Asoke Nath (2018), Comprehensive Study on negative effects of mobile phones/ smart phone on human health


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« Scientific evidence demonstrates that microwave radiations from mobile phones and Wi-Fi damages our DNA and harms our health. »

« Dr Magda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University, Ontario, Canada, comments on exposure to Wi-Fi in schools: « We’ve got the analogy of a classroom being the inside of a microwave oven »

Donna Fischer (2017), The EMF Plague




“As children develop, they differ from adults in a number of important ways, including anatomy, metabolism, immune system, and the extent of myelination of the nervous system. As a consequence, equivalent exposures to radiation from mobile phones result in different doses to specific tissues in children compared with adults. Higher doses are likely to have more severe implications in the young.”

Claudio Enrique Fernandez-Rodriguez (2015), Dosimetric Simulations of Brain Absorption of Mobile Phone Radiation—The Relationship Between psSAR and Age, IEEE institute


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To more control and regulation

Some public administration already pave the way for more regulation when it comes to EMF.
  • France : In 2015, with Abeille’s law, The French government forbids wifi in public establishment such as maternity or day nursery.
  • In 2015, The City  of  Berkeley passed  an  ordinance  requiring  cell  phone  retailers  to  provide  a  safety  notice  to  their  customers
  • In 2015, The ElectromagneticHealth.org on behalf of a committee of 190 international scientists realised an appeal to the UN and the WHO on the risks of electromagnetic fields emitted by telecommunications and utility technologies. 



So, at Pandaroo we say : “Prevention is better than cure“.