Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beware Expecting Mothers: Prolonged use of Cellular Phones can cause ADHD

Use of cellular phones has become so important part of our lives that we do not want to part with this tiny device even while driving, watching movies, visiting friends or even while resting. Women take more time on the cellular phones than men, studies reveal.

But the findings of a new study may be a FORE WARNING for expecting mothers. as per the research carried out on expecting mice, the unborn offspring of mice which were subjected to the radiation of cellular phones, showed signs of ADHD when they grew up.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or commonly known as ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. It affects about 3 - 5% of school aged children. ADHD is diagnosed much more often in boys than in girls. 
Researchers at Yale studied the effects of cellphone radiation on the offspring of pregnant mice and determined exposure to could result in developmental disabilities including ADHD, their study says in the March 15 issue of Scientific Reports, writes  at Mashable.
A silenced cellphone in active call mode was placed on top of a cage of pregnant mice. An inactive cellphone was placed on top of another cage of pregnant mice to act as a control. The mice in both cages had babies, which were allowed to mature. Then researchers conducted a variety of tests to measure brain activity on the adult mice who had been exposed to radiation as fetuses. 
The tests showed that the mice had lower memory capacity and were more hyperactive than the control group. The areas of the brain that control these functions were impacted by the radiation, say the researchers. They concluded that cellphone radiation negatively impacted brain development of offspring, and could potentially cause developmental disabilities including ADHD.

It may be added that Cellphones have been linked to causing everything from the mass death of bee colonies to a willingness to sacrifice one’s sex life and relationships. Dozens of studies and researchers have debated the issue of whether or not radiation from cellphones causes cancer. It’s an issue still up for debate. 

This post is being shared in the interest of the health of general people, specially women, and those who are expecting.

Read more about ADHD at: PubMed Health
Study finding shared from: Mashable