When I was pregnant with my five year old, I remember hearing about how it was unsafe to stand next to the microwave due to radiation. Well now we know so much more about radiation and people have increased their use of laptops, cell phones, PDA’s, mp3 players, portable media devices, televisions, power lines, microwaves, etc. All of these items emit non-ionizing radiation. Radiation has been known as a health risk to young children and developing fetuses, but the extent and nature of the risk is still under debate by scientific experts. It’s hard for them to pinpoint the health impacts of young children since radiation takes years to show it’s effects. The major areas it’s been known to effect adults as well as children are in their development, behavior, increased miscarriages, fertility as well as cancer.
What can you do to reduce radiation exposure? Well there are a few things actually
- Use a headset or speaker phone for cell phone calls. Don’t rest laptops or tablets directly on your body, especially pregnant bellies.
- Switch our cell phone to “airplane mode” to shut off the cellular and wireless signals, especially before handing to children
- Limit your time on wireless devices. When possible, use a corded landline for calls.
- Radiation levels vary by cell phones, so make sure you’re checking SAR ratings.
- If pregnant, make sure you’re using Belly Armor products to reduce the exposure to your unborn baby.
Belly Armor created an absolutely amazing line of products that are formulated with technologically advanced RadiaShield fabrication. They carry two types of Belly Blankets as well as two apparel products, the Belly Tee and Belly Band. These items have all been tested by the FCC-certified laboratories to have over 99% shielding effectiveness from every day radiation. How can you tell if it’s even working? Well take a look at your cell phone signal, then wrap it in a Belly Armor product. After about 30 seconds you can actually see that your signal either disappears or goes down to nothing. This was really an eye opener for me!
My issue is that I’m a full time working mom that’s eight and a half months pregnant who luckily gets to work out of my house. This means that I’m on a laptop for 8 – 9 hours every day. I’m also either on my cell phone or cordless phone several times during that day. It’s scary to think about the radiation I’m exposed to constantly, let alone my growing baby. So what’s my protection of choice? I use Belly Armor’s Belly Band. I truly can’t stand having anything snug on my belly, so this is perfect. You wear it like any other Belly Band, but it’s actually looser around your belly. It has a pleated design in it for you to adjust to your comfort level. This band is lined with the RadiaShield Fabric I mentioned above, which is a highly conductive silver textile that has the same shielding property as a 1/4 inch thick sheet of aluminum! Holy moly!
What matters to me most is the safety of my children and myself. These items are discreet, lightweight and easy to use. I have to say that I originally thought these items would have some weight to them. But they’re no heavier than any other t-shirt I have. I wake up in the morning, shower, put on my Belly Armor Belly Band and my other clothes over it. I can’t even feel it under my clothes, but now, on my most uncomfortable days when I sit with my laptop on my lap while on the couch to work, I don’t have to worry like I did about radiation exposure. It doesn’t raise my internal body temperature since it’s so lightweight. Why wouldn’t you use one of their items to protect your growing baby that can’t protect themselves?
I urge you to head to Belly Armor to read about all of the different types of items they carry to see which one suits your lifestyle and needs. Or even purchase for a loved one you know is pregnant. Such an important and essential must-have item for every pregnant belly. They have t-shirts with it built in, Belly Bands, Blankets, so many items all giving you over 99% protection from radiation in your every day life. Plus, I have to say, these items are truly flattering and gorgeous. I adore their Belly Blanket-Chic. Everyone is talking about these products right now and there’s nothing else like them on the market. I LOVE these products, a definite must have!
Special thanks to Belly Armor for providing a sample to facilitate this