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Do Pregnant Women Need Protection from Laptops?

Do Pregnant Women Need Protection from Laptops?

When you were pregnant, you were probably warned to avoid standing near running microwaves. But were you also concerned about other everyday sources of non-iodizing radiation, such as cell phones and laptops?

As LilSugar shares, at least one company, Belly Armor, is tapping into that concern and encouraging pregnant women to more carefully protect their bumps. The company offers products such as the Belly Blanket, which is lined with a special radiation-blocking fabric.

Read the full story here.

Would you use the Belly Blanket?

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SophieKendall SophieKendall 5 years
Ridiculous! USed the PC every day during BOTH of my pregnancies and BOTH my kids are perfectly normal and healthy. Scaremongering to get you to buy their tacky products.
DebTjoa DebTjoa 5 years
I use a computer every day for work as well as personal use. It has been a lingering thought in my brain though I haven't done anything about it and at this point, probably won't go out of my way to purchase this product. But I do think we can evaluate the legitimate concern and balance it against fearmongering. I don't think it's useful to take off for the hills and live in a tent, nor do I think it's useful to sneer and say "c'mon" or "you've got to be kidding me." History is full of examples of humans or certain communities dismissing ideas only to be proven wrong later, such as Vera's example of tobacco smoke, or the Western world's scoffing at the health benefits of green tea and acupuncture. Now these things are taken for granted. So, while I'm not going to panic, I do think there should be future research into this issue because yes, electromagnetic fields are everywhere, and they are in your body, too, and it stands to reason that there could be a connection. Not in the first 5 or 10 years of our children's lives, but in 50 or 60 years when we will see if more people are being diagnosed with cancer and other diseases that--who knows--could have been triggered in utero. We just don't know enough at this point to be so confident of our opinions.
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