Cell Phone Use in Pregnancy May Cause Behavioral Disorders in Offspring

Pregnant MouseVia ScienceDaily:

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined. The results, based on studies in mice, are published in the March 15 issue of Scientific Reports, a Nature publication.

“This is the first experimental evidence that fetal exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult behavior,” said senior author Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, professor and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

Taylor and co-authors exposed pregnant mice to radiation from a muted and silenced cell phone positioned above the cage and placed on an active phone call for the duration of the trial. A control group of mice was kept under the same conditions but with the phone deactivated. The team measured the brain electrical activity of adult mice that were exposed to radiation as fetuses, and conducted a battery of psychological and behavioral tests. They found that the mice that were exposed to radiation tended to be more hyperactive and had reduced memory capacity…

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2 Comments on "Cell Phone Use in Pregnancy May Cause Behavioral Disorders in Offspring"

  1. I would question the validity. It’s a tiny mouse, who would probably have more dramatic symptoms. Also mouse behavior? Did they not chew through electrical wiring and relieve themselves all over? But hell, I don’t own a cell phone, or a pregnant mouse, anyways. I’d still keep it away from my junk, just in case.

  2. Nunzio X | Apr 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm |

    If true, it explains the increasing crop of uncontrollable brats you see everywhere.

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