Radiation Exposure Causes Miscarriage

Radiation Exposure Causes Miscarriage

Researchers have discovered that exposure to high radiation levels increases risk of miscarriages.

Pregnant women exposed to high radiation levels from sources like cell phones, wireless devices and cell towers miscarried at nearly three times the rate as those exposed to low levels, according to new research.

“I hope this study makes us rethink the notion that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation exposure is safe or has no health risk. This is certainly something we can’t just ignore.” said lead author Dr. De-Kun Li, a senior research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.

Common application of radiation include cell phones, cordless phones, and other wireless devices, appliances, power lines, smart-meter networks, and cell towers, which generate non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields.

Researchers could not determine the emission sources of the radiation. However, they were able to determine that traditional sources such as power lines and appliances usually generate low-frequency magnetic fields. While, high frequency fields are generated by cell phones and smart-meter networks.

“We really want people to start rethinking the assumption that magnetic-field exposure is safe. We really, really need more research because everybody is exposed, including the genetically vulnerable and fetuses.” Said the co-author of the study.

If someone is really concerned, they need to keep away from such devices.

Previous research also showed that electromagnetic exposure during pregnancy increased the risk of miscarriage.

“Pregnant women and couples trying to conceive children should minimize their exposure to the electromagnetic fields produced by household appliances and wireless devices, including cell phones,” he said by email. Previously, researchers have been able to link long-term cell phone use to risk of brain cancer and is also known to lower the count of sperms.

“We are never going to say we’re going to take away your device,” he said. “Engineers are going to figure out a way to use the device in a safe way. But if we bury our heads in the sand, that’s a travesty.”

Thus, researchers are attempting to find new ways to make phones more safe, emitting less radiation.

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