So far, we often hear that cell phone radiation can cause harmful side effects to human health. Although many people believe this truth, in fact there are not a few scientists who dispute this claim on the grounds that there is no sufficient research to prove this truth. However, recently a study conducted by a study at Yale University, USA, in which the study revealed that cell phone use in pregnant women does have a negative impact on the health of the fetus in the womb.
Researchers even advise pregnant women not to put their cell phones in a pocket near their stomach, given the danger that the radiation will affect the health of the fetus. In addition, pregnant women are also advised not to use their cell phones too often to reduce the risk of radiation.
The impact of radiation exposure on the fetus is that it can affect the development of the baby’s brain, cause memory problems (memory), cause feelings of anxiety, behavioral disorders in infants and can cause hyperactivity in the baby later. The baby brain is still more sensitive than the adult brain. Exposure to radiation, which may not be too big for adults, can have a big enough effect that it can interfere with the development of the baby in the womb. Moreover, if the mother uses this cellphone, the mother often operates it, the more radiation the baby will receive.
Research conducted by researchers has actually been tested on pregnant mice. And the results showed that the baby rats who were born had problems with the brain and their behavior. The reason the researchers chose mice as the object of the experiment was that apart from being easy to breed, mice were considered to have genetic similarities and biological characteristics to those found in humans. In addition, many human conditions and symptoms have been shown to be replicable in mice. The researchers revealed that although the research was only limited to experimental animals, namely mice, they believed in the truth of this finding.
According to him, more than that, more in-depth research on humans is needed to understand what kind of mechanism occurs until exposure to cellphone radiation can adversely affect fetal health. Calculation measures are also needed regarding the limits of exposure to cellphone radiation that are safe and are still allowed to be accepted by pregnant women so as not to interfere with the health of the fetus they are carrying.
So how should pregnant women respond wisely to this?
- We recommend that you use the cellphone as needed and turn off the cellphone when not in use. In addition, do not place your cell phone near your stomach, trouser pockets or shirt pockets.
- It would be much wiser if pregnant women do not ‘play’ their cellphones too often. This aims to minimize the risks and dangers that may occur.
- Do not make it a habit to put the cellphone close to you while you sleep, especially in the area close to the head. Place the cellphone some distance from your body to reduce the risk of danger that may occur.
- Keep the cell phone close to the body, especially when you use the ‘bluetooth’ facility. Because when this facility is turned on, a number of exposures will be emitted, although at a level that is not too large.
Thus, starting from now on, it would be wise if the mother started paying attention to cellphone usage. Use it as needed and turn it off while not in use to minimize the impact that may be caused to the fetus in the womb.