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Children and Cell Phone Radiation

Last year, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released partial findings from a study involving rats exposed to the same kind of radio frequency that cell phones emit.

Some of the rats developed cancerous tumors, prompting researchers and organizations like the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) to call for further review.

“The animal data suggests problems at high dosages,” says Nicholas Newman, MD, medical director of the Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s.

That means, until we know more, families should be more aware and careful of how they use cell phones and other radiation emitting devices.

For steps you can take to minimize exposure, click on Cincinnati Family.

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