Here is a list of simple steps to take to reduce the risk for children exposed to wireless technology. It is extracted from the informative http://www.wiredchild.org where you will find more information about the serious health risks, especially for children, related to this convenient, useful and yet potentially harmful technology.
- Don’t encourage your child to use a mobile or cordless phone unless absolutely essential
- Don’t let your child sleep near a cordless phone or wi-fi or mobile phone switched on
- Don’t use your mobile phone in the car with children unless you have an external aerial
- Don’t keep your mobile phone close to your baby or child – never in the back of the pushchair
- Don’t let your child carry a mobile phone switched on in a pocket
- Don’t let your child play games or listen to music on a mobile phone
- Don’t hold the phone to your ear except for short essential calls
- Avoid wireless computer games
- Avoid bluetooth
- Avoid bluetooth enhanced SatNavand satellite tracking devices (GPS)
- Try not to use a mobile phone if you are pregnant
- Encourage short calls and texting rather than calling.
- Ensure your child’s mobile phone is turned off at night and as much as possible when not in use.
- Keep cordless phone calls short
- Replace your cordless phone with a wired phone or a low radiation phone
- Replace your wireless computer router with a non-wireless router (most standard routers are wireless)
- Replace your digital baby monitor with a wired or analogue baby monitor or a low radiation digital monitor
- Turn off your mobile phone when children are nearby, especially in the car and at night
- Switch off the cordless phone (handset and base) and the wi-fi router at night if you have them.
- Try only to use your mobile phone with a headset or on speaker phone mode or plugged into an external aerial in the car
- Keep a few metres away from children and pregnant women when using a mobile phone
- If using a mobile phone when pregnant, keep it as far away from the baby as possible and switch off whenever possible
- Turn off your mobile phone when there’s low signal, like on the tube or in a basement, as it “powers up” when it can’t find a signal
- Use the mobile phone with the lowest available SAR rating