For pregnant women who frequently use cell phones or adjacent devices that emit radiation waves should be careful. Because recent research indicates that exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy can affect fetal brain development, which could potentially lead to a hyperactive child.
The research conducted by scientists from the Yale School of Medicine, after conducting a series of experiments in mice. These findings were published on March 15, 2012 in the Scientific Report.
“This is the first experimental evidence showing that exposure to radio frequency radiation from mobile phones in the fetus may influence behavior,” said senior researcher, Hugh S. Taylor, MD, professor and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive.
In his research, Taylor and colleagues made two experimental groups. In the first group, pregnant rats given exposure to radiation from mobile phone signals. While another group is treated in the same conditions but with the phone turned off.
Then, the researchers measured brain electrical activity of adult rats exposed to radiation, and perform a series of psychological and behavioral tests. They found that mice exposed to radiation tend to be hyperactive and have decreased memory capacity
“We have demonstrated that problem behavior in mice that mimic ADHD is caused by exposure to a mobile phone while still in the womb,” said Taylor.
“The increased risk of behavioral disorders in children of men may be partly due to mobile phone radiation exposure during pregnancy,” he explained.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), is a developmental disorder in an increase in motor activity of children to lead children’s activities are not uncommon and tend to be exaggerated.
But he reiterated that further research is needed in humans to better understand the mechanisms behind these findings and to establish safe exposure limits during pregnancy. Dibutukan further study to determine whether the potential risks from radiation exposure during pregnancy in humans have the same effect.
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