12:00am

Wed March 12, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: How are digital devices affecting children’s health?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our week-long series on our hyper connected world by focusing on children. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatricians called on the FCC to conduct a “formal inquiry into radiation standards for cell phones and other wireless products” because “standards have generally been based on the impact of exposure on an adult male.”  So what do we know about how devices affect the development of children? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You. 

Guests:

Lloyd Morgan, senior science fellow at Environmental Health Trust 

Cris Rowan, a pediatric occupational therapist in British Columbia, Canada and author of Virtual Child – The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children

Resources:

Environmental Health Trust: Why Parents and Children Should Practice Safe Phone

Common Sense Media

Zone’in Programs, Inc.: Manage technology with healthy living 

Moving to Learn: Exploring the effects of technology on children 

Cris Rowan: Virtual Child: The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children

Time: Pediatricians Say Cell Phone Radiation Standards Need Another Look

Electromagnetic Health

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

SF Gate: Study: Smartphones are making us bad parents

Consumer Reports: Most kids 8 to 12 now have cell phones. Should yours?

Pew Research Center: Teens and Technology 2013

The Atlantic: Almost 20% of 3rd Graders Have Cell Phones

RF/EMF: When Experts Disagree, Play it Safe With Children

Doubt is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health

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