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A 28-year-old female asked:

I used to sit my cellphone in my babies car seat and turn on white noise to help him sleep . now i worry i exposed him to too much radiation! true?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Don't know yet...: Some studies suggest that there is an increased risk of brain tumors with excessive use of cell phones, while other studies do not agree. I think the jury is still out on whether this type of exposure can lead to any health problems. However, even if there is an increased risk, the overall risk of a problem because of this is still very low.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Doubt it: However, a simple radio at a distance dialed to a talk station (turned down) will do the same thing.

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