Home > Kids > Childhood Development > Social and Emotional Development > Social Skills > Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: A Valid Concern?
|

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: A Valid Concern?

Until further research is done, the National Research Center for Women and Families offers some advice to cell phone users:

  • Limit the number and length of calls.
  • Use a hands-free device, or hold the phone away from your body.
  • Alternate which side of the head you hold the phone on.
  • Limit your cell phone use in rural areas. The farther away from a cell phone tower you are, the more radiation is emitted.
  • Avoid using your cell phone when moving at a high speed such as in a vehicle or on a train. This automatically boosts the signal to a maximum because the phone constantly tries to connect to a new relay antenna.

The impact of frequent, long-term use of cell phones is still unknown. While it is important to take some precautions, it's also important not to panic. Keep in mind that media coverage tends to exaggerate the truth, and only concrete research will give us answers. The Interphone study will hopefully shed some more light on this topic when the findings are released, although a release date has not yet been set.



|


highlights

Special Books for the Kids You Love
Celebrate 20 years of sharing love to the moon and back with the anniversary edition of Guess How Much I Love You, one of the world’s best-loved picture books. Plus, search our Book Finder for more great book picks. Brought to you by Candlewick Press.

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
Looking for the best math and science apps for kids? Check out these cool apps for all ages, which will grow your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks