Digital Baby Monitors: How Safe for Children?
Agreed today, almost everything has gone digital. Mobile Phones, computers and even simple household appliances, telephones and microwaves have all switched to digital technology. However, the concern of many remains whether these hi-tech gadgets can be considered safe for our health, especially in gadgets such as baby monitors that are usually placed in such proximity to children.
Most parent’s fear that if they use a digital monitor to keep watch of their child, they might be exposing their offspring to electromagnetic radiation and this may cause significant damage to the child’s nervous system. Children, after all, are much more prone to damage as their systems are still developing at such a young age.
Thus, we ask the question that many of these parents want to know: is it safe to use digital baby monitors for children?
What is Electro-SMOG and How Does It Threaten Our Health?
Electro-SMOG is the electromagnetic energy that is emitted by common gadgets in our home such as our televisions, cordless phones, microwaves and digital baby monitors. Studies have been made over the years claiming that too much exposure to electro-SMOG can result in health problems affecting the nervous system of the body. A person may have such initial symptoms of headaches, disruptive sleep patterns, chronic fatigue and abnormal behavioural patterns in children.
How Are Baby Monitors Different from Other Gadgets with Electro-smog?
Good question. The huge possibility of the electromagnetic energy used in the digital technology of modern baby monitors is considered safe. Manufacturing companies of these digital monitors claim that the amount of radiation that baby monitors emit are at levels that do not pose danger to children. Phillips for instance – one of these manufacturing companies claim that the level of electro-smog released by their gadgets is 10,000 times lower from the safety norms that are accepted internationally. The company then recommended that for parents to have total peace of mind about risks, parents can position the monitoring device at least a meter away from their child. The greater the distance of the monitor from the child, then a greater reduction to the amount of exposure to radiation.
The fact is digital technologies has many benefits, nonetheless, there really are some risks although reported minimal involved. The digital models of baby monitors have proven over the years to be better in reception and privacy for the family as well as reassurance. The family are advised not to add other appliances inside the baby’s room such as televisions or computers. In conclusion, parents always have the option to follow their instinct – opting to the hi-tech digital baby monitors because of its many benefits or simply be watchful, remember the choice to use and the precautions to minimize risks exposures are Yours- the parent.