A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that the use of wi-fi and cellphones increases a pregnant women’s risk of suffering a miscarriage by nearly 50 percent. “Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation, which is also given off by power lines and cell towers, has been found in past studies to put a stress on the body, leading to genetic damage that can cause pregnant women to miscarry.”1 MF radiation, which everyone is exposed to, to some extent, has been linked to cancer in other studies. (The WHO has been recommending that its effects on pregnancies be studied.)


Miscarriages, which affect between 15 and 20 percent of pregnancies in the US, are defined as losing a baby less than 20 weeks gestation.

“Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, analyzed 913 pregnant women at varying stages of their gestation.

Some of the study’s participants had previously suffered at least one miscarriage.

All of the participants carried an EMDEX Lite meter, which measures MF-radiation exposure, for 24 hours on a typical day.

Their pregnancy outcomes were followed for the duration of their gestation.”2

Of the pregnant women exposed to the highest levels of MF radiation, 24.2 per cent had a miscarriage compared to just 10.4 per cent in those exposed to the lowest amounts.


Lead author Dr De-Kun Li said:

“This study provides evidence from a human population that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation could have adverse biological impacts on human health.

We hope that the finding from this study will stimulate much-needed additional studies into the potential environmental hazards to human health, including the health of pregnant women.”3

If you are pregnant (although this is good advice for everyone) you can reduce your risk to MF radiation exposure by:4

  • Keeping cellphones away from your abdomens and not storing them in clothes pockets.
  • Turning Wi-Fi off when not in use, particularly while sleeping.
  • Keeping cellphones on airplane mood when they are not in use.
  • Talking on speakerphone when making calls and keeping them as brief as possible.
  • Not using appliances that give off MF non-ionizing radiation when in the car, as levels are already increased.

But it’s not just miscarriage. It turns out too much exposure can cause problems down the road. Check out the video below for more info:


Sources and References

  1. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.
  2. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.
  3. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.
  4. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.