Hyperactivity in Kids Linked to Cell Phone Use of Moms During Pregnancy
A new study found a link between children’s hyperactivity and their mothers’ constant cell phone usage while being pregnant. However, scientists couldn’t agree on the main cause. Some research suggests mobile phones emit harmful radio waves but there are those who believe parenting style is more to blame.
A team of researchers analyzed 83,884 mother-child pairs from Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Korea from 1996 to 2011 and found hyperactivity among 5- to 7-year-old children of mothers who were constant cell phone users during their pregnancy.