Je kind met de iPad laten spelen? Gezondheidsrisico’s zijn niet voor de poes…

(Earth Matters | Arjan Bos) Het piekvermogen van de iPad is vele malen hoger dan die van je mobiele telefoon. Denk je dat het geen kwaad kan als je je kind ermee laat spelen? Iedereen doet het toch?

Zelfs de handleiding van Apple waarschuwt dat als je er niet exact zo mee omgaat als in de handleiding staat, de stralingsblootstelling boven de door de overheid toegestane maxima uitkomt. Maar ja, wie leest de handleiding met al die kleine lettertjes nog? En wie weet dat de maxima van de overheid volgens vele onafhankelijke onderzoeken al veel te hoog liggen…

Wie heeft er zin in een spelletje?

(Why fry?) Read the information below and you will see why I have been sending out emails nonstop, warning my friends about the dangers of radio frequency radiation. Now to be fair to the iPad, if the WiFi is turned off, then there is no danger. However, most people do not know this and simply use the unit with the WiFi activated all the time.

On another note, I went to a person’s home the other day to provide EMF remediation and consultation for them. The lady was telling me, “I am dying, I am dying, something is killing me!” The doctors could not find anything, but she had high blood pressure, ringing in her ears, could not sleep at night, and other symptoms.

The moment I turned on my RF Meter, I showed her how she was poisoning herself with cordless phone she worked right next to. I also showed her how her wireless modem was blasting through her house and her bedroom. We unplugged the cordless phone and the readings went down dramatically. I switched her internet connection to ethernet cords for both her computers, and disabled the wireless, and her house was totally quiet in terms of radio frequency radiation.

The lady was sitting on the couch, while I was working, saying “The ringing in my ears is stopping, wow, it feels so calm in here now.” I just smiled and said “I am sure you will start feeling a lot better from now on.”

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iPad User Manual’s Safety Warning and Disclaimer. Have You Read It?

Apple: “Read all safety information below and operating instructions before using iPad to avoid injury.

Printed copy of the safety information is provided with purchase. However, the manual is a small booklet of 3 1/4″ x 5″. The text is so small that they are practically illegible without magnifying glasses. For a legible copy, consumers have to look it up on the internet. 

Most parents and teachers never read it.

Here’s what the manual says:

Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy iPad contains radio transmitters and receivers. When on, iPad sends and receives radio frequency (RF) energy through its antenna. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® antennas are located behind the screen to the left of the Home button, and behind the Apple logo. iPad has been tested and meets the SAR exposure requirements for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth operation.

A cellular antenna is located at the top edge of iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, when oriented with the Home button at the bottom. For optimal mobile device performance and to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects…

If you are still concerned about exposure to RF energy, you can further limit your exposure by limiting the amount of time using iPad Wi-Fi + 3G in wireless mode, since time is a factor in how much exposure a person receives, and by placing more distance between your body and iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, since exposure level drops off dramatically with distance.

The manual warns that if a user does not handle the iPad exactly as instructed, the radiation level will exceed governments’ exposure limits.

Children are targeted for the marketing of such devices, but the safety warning is buried inside an online manual. Without awareness of the warning, parents let children handle the iPads as below. The iPad is often placed on the children’s laps, against their reproductive organs, or in their hands which are touching the antennas.

Instead of treating the iPads as radiofrequency transmitters and receivers as declared in the user manual, parents and children treat them as toys.


As explained in a previous post, iPad exposure should be handled with the same caution as cellphone exposure. SAR (specific absorption rate) between cellphone and iPad are similar. Furthermore, peak level radiation of iPad is many times higher than peak level radiation of cellphone.

Similar to what’s admitted in the iPad’s user manual, the World Health Organization’s “Base stations and wireless technologies Fact sheet” states that exposure near the “source” of the radiation “may exceed international exposure limits.

Offering a child an iPad for hours a day – with WiFi on, regardless whether the internet is accessed or not – is similar to giving a child an actively-transmitting cellphone (as during voice calls) to handle for hours a day.

Pushing for the use of iPads in long duration = pushing for similar health consequences as seen from heavy cellphone use, except that it’s now on younger and more vulnerable brains and bodies.

The literature from the WHO and Health Canada, on the “safety” of WiFi, only covers low-level background signals of routers “from a distance”. It has no provision for near-field exposure to WiFi-enabled devices such as tablets and laptops. This is explicitly stated in the wording of their advice.

WiFi microwave signal, be it from a router or from a mobile device, does not stop until the router is disabled or the WiFi function of the device is turned off. It does not matter if the user is browsing the internet or not. Parents or teachers often leave the WiFi function on for convenience and hand the tablet or smartphone to children for games and apps that do not require internet connection, not knowing that the radiation continues while the child is just playing games on the device.

Also, as seen in the user manual, there are multiple antennas embedded at the back of the iPad. Children or adults definitely should not place it on their laps.*

Please take a look at the following videos:

iPad WiFi Radiation with Wireless Router On

Radiation of iPad with WiFi ON but no Internet Connection

iPad iPhone Laptop Radiation Measurements

* As shown in one of the videos at the above webpage, the measurement of magnetic fields at the back of the iPad (free of WiFi’s RF signals) shows that even when the iPad is not on wireless mode, it’s not advisable to place the unit on the lap.

21st Century Learning: Higher Radiation from iPads on WiFithan Cellphones that are Actively Transmitting

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