According to a report in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, a study has found that mothers who used their mobile phone while pregnant were up to 54 percent more likely to have children with behavioural problems
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This study, which covered more than 13,000 women was done in the US, follows the findings by the official Russian radiation watchdog that the danger posed by mobile phones is “not much lower than the risk to children’s health from tobacco or alcohol”.
And problems were even more likely among children whose mothers had used phones while pregnant and children who themslves had used mobiles themselves before the age of seven who were found to be 80 per cent more likely to suffer from behavioural difficulties compared to youngsters who had not been exposed to any mobile phone use at all.
Previous studies have suggested a link between children being left unattended for long periods and later behavioural problems.
Radiation from mobile phones is thought to penetrate up to two centimetres into the skin and not to reach the unborn child.
However previous studies have shown it can affect levels of melatonin, a sleep- controlling hormone that mothers pass to unborn babies through the placenta.