New research suggests that mobile phone use while pregnant, causes women to have children with behavioral problems. Further this risk is compounded if the children themselves start to use cell phones by the time they are 7 years of age, found the researchers.
Those children who were exposed to mobile phone in early childhood and when in their mother’s womb, were seen as being 50% more likely to have behavioral problems and display abnormal behavior, said the research conducted by the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
As of now, a clear causal link cannot be said to have been established – experts are worried that there could be risk involved in early cell phone exposure which could mean a significant health risk seeing the popular device that cell phones are.
In the event the researchers advise caution as regards cell phone use by pregnant women and young children.
And even if this a warning based on “inadequate science” as skeptics say and that there could be other factors at play here, reducing mobile phone use is a precaution that costs little and makes more sense.