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Ever-increasing electrosmog from mobile and wireless technologies is a global issue. Safety standards date back to 1996 and are woefully inadequate. A significant body of research shows adverse biological effects from Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) and other common sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), with increased risk to children, babies and foetuses especially. Many doctors and scientists are ringing the alarm. Midwives are uniquely placed to disseminate guidance and mitigation strategies to pregnant women at the earliest possible moment in their pregnancy, thereby reducing the possibility of harm to the foetus in the short and long term.
This presentation will a) outline the risks of prenatal and postnatal exposure to RFR from mobile, wireless and “smart” technologies b) offer simple preventative strategies to reduce significantly a child’s prenatal and postnatal exposure to RFR and c) inform risk v benefit decision-making when considering new wireless technologies in midwifery care.