Many people have asked me if there are any harmful effects to babies resulting from Bluetooth electronic devices (such as a baby monitor) being close to them. This is a interesting topic that both RF (radio frequency) Radiation experts and scientific studies have researched.
Bluetooth, a form of RF Radiation, has been found to be the most harmful to infants and fetuses because of their size and the fact that their tissues are still developing. This non-ionizing form of electromagnetic radiation more easily damages and unwinds their DNA. Since their skulls are thinner they are more susceptible to brain tumors and cancer.
What makes Bluetooth devices a particular problem is that like a WiFi router, it emits at full blast twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Scientists have found that a less powerful continuous exposure is more dangerous than more powerful intermittent exposures. Bluetooth is both more powerful and continuous.
Why Babies Are More Susceptible
Babies are much smaller than adults are. It only makes sense that it does not take as much of any toxin to harm a 7 lb infant as it does to injure a 200 lb man. Plus with babies their bodies are still growing and developing. Their skulls have not fully hardened, thickened or grown together. There is still a lot of soft tissue protecting the brain. It does not take as much RF Radiation to effect a baby as it would an adult.
It seems ironic to me that the very same parental desire we have to protect our children, by keeping an eye on them, today is actually putting them in harm’s way. If you go to this article “The Protect Your Family From RF Radiation Guide“, and go down to the “Baby Monitor” section, you will see a video of myself testing a baby monitor. In that article I go through an entire house of some people that I know, and test the entire thing for both RF Radiation and Dirty Electricity.
But what was amazing is the two most powerful radiation emitting devises in their home was their baby monitor and their WiFi Router. They were about neck and neck. And the baby monitor was sitting on a table right next to their two young boy’s heads, where they sleep at night. You should go to that article and even if you don’t read the whole thing, at least watch that video where I test the little boys room and the baby monitor.
Bluetooth Baby Monitors
Almost all baby monitors are wireless. They are wireless unless they are hard wired and transmit their data via cords rather than through the air. If they are wireless, they emit RF Radiation, typically Bluetooth. Some of the old analog baby monitors used a low enough frequency, in the 49 MHz range, that they are considerably safer. Digital monitors use the 1.89-2.4 GHz frequency which is the same as a microwave oven. Remember in the RF Radiation world, the higher the frequency the more dangerous it is to us.
The only problem with many of the newer analog baby monitors is that they use frequencies over 1 GHz. It is almost like they want the benefit of saying they are “analog” so that people think they are safer. But they use a high enough frequency that they are almost as dangerous as the digital monitors anyway. To add more features to a baby monitor requires a higher frequency. So it is the more feature rich analog baby monitors, that are the higher frequencies.
The best safest choice is no baby monitor. But if you insist on having one see my article “7 Examples of Low Emission Baby Monitors“.
Bluetooth Radiation Is Everywhere
In the modern home more and more things that we bring into our home communicate through some form of Bluetooth or wireless RF Radiation. When the baby is sleeping at night they are being bathed in Bluetooth radiation by their baby monitor. When they get up in the morning and are bathed for the day Bluetooth speakers sitting on the bathroom counter play children’s music to keep us entertained. We have Alexa in the living room and other Echos around the home.
In the below video I test a pair of Bluetooth earbuds with a meter so you can see just how much radiation they emit. It is a short video but definitely worth watching. I highly recommend it!
On our home has a smart meter which sends 60,000 micro-watts per meter squared, (60 times the US safety limit), blasting though our house every 30 to 45 seconds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And lets not forget our WiFi Router blasting RF Radiation in excess of at least double the US safety limit radiating through our entire house giving us internet access anywhere in our home.
Oh and let’s not forget the Kid’s addition tablets we bought on Amazon that we give our kids so that they can entertain themselves while we clean house. And also the cellphones we have around us all the time. Then we have the wireless thermostat in the hallway and the smart control box for our sprinkler system.
Then we take our child on a drive in the car and you guessed it, the car stereo system emits powerful Bluetooth into the passenger area of the car! You get the idea. It goes on and on.
The Radiation Solution
So then what are we to do? Do we have to live like the Amish? Gosh I hope not! Just kidding. No, there are some things you will want to do without, like a cordless phone and hopefully a baby monitor. But things like a children’s tablet can often be kept on airplane mode most of the time which prevents it from emitting almost all its RF Radiation.
Other smart items like for your thermostat can be replaced with a hard wired, non wireless version. This still causes dirty electricity but that can be solved by placing a filter in an outlet on the same circuit, if needed. So with a little forethought and planning you can go through your home, and reduce the radiation down to safe levels, and still have your gadgets. You don’t have to live like the Amish.
RF Radiation emitted by Bluetooth, and all other WiFi devices, effects the health of your baby. The solution involves going through one’s home and identifying each RF Radiation emission, and then making educated decisions on the best route to mitigate each problem. This may involve some tough decisions.
You can keep most of your techy gadgets and reduce all of the RF Radiation emission in your home down to safe levels. (The most challenging will be your cellphone. For that see our article entitled “How To Protect Yourself From Cellphone Radiation“.) But there may be somethings that you choose to just do without. But the point is this website can help you know the facts and make educated decisions.
To help I have written a simple article that walks you through this whole process. Reducing the overall RF Radiation levels in your home really is simple, and does not take long at all. It really doesn’t. The article is “How To Protect Yourself From RF or EMF Radiation“. You can go there and it will walk you through the basic steps that we need to do to protect ourselves and our families from RF Radiation.
I even have a more in depth article called “The Protect Your Family From RF Radiation Guide” where I film myself going room by room through a house, that has problems, and check each room for both Dirty Electricity and RF Radiation. Then I tell you what I would do to solve each problems. If you identify and correct all these problems in your home, it will improve the health of you and your family significantly. It has helped my family.
Please also see my articles entitled “How To Protect Yourself From Bluetooth Radiation” and “Bluetooth vs Wired Headphones Radiation; Which Is Safer?“.